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Thursday, October 12
 

11:00am

12:00pm

Welcome, Awards, and Keynote Speaker Kyle Reyes
Welcome from the USCA President and presentation of the Counselor of the Year and Rookie of the Year Awards.  

Keyonte Speaker Kyle Reyes:

Developing the Lenses to Champion All Students

Now more than ever, students need educators who are competent and compassionate and who recognize the complexity of student identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. In our current educational and political climate, educational access and equity must move from a divisive debate to a uniting movement. In other words, as Robert Putnam proclaims, “All kids are our kids.”

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Reyes

Kyle Reyes

Dr. Kyle A. Reyes serves as the Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Professor of Education at Utah Valley University (UVU). He leads UVU’s Strategic Inclusion and Diversity Plan comprised of nearly 40 campus initiatives. Dr. Reyes teaches courses in Multicultural Education, ESL... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom

1:30pm

2:10pm

Developing the Skills to Champion All Students
As a compliment to the keynote address, this workshop focuses on steps educators can take and tools they can use to address the needs of an increasingly diverse student body.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Reyes

Kyle Reyes

Dr. Kyle A. Reyes serves as the Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Professor of Education at Utah Valley University (UVU). He leads UVU’s Strategic Inclusion and Diversity Plan comprised of nearly 40 campus initiatives. Dr. Reyes teaches courses in Multicultural Education, ESL... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom

2:10pm

Early Financial Aid Intervention
Collaborate with feeder schools to increase financial aide and college awareness.  A model of high school counseling teams collaborating with feeder schools to start the talk about financial aid to increase awareness and interest in college.  An  intervention, to increase 7th grade students  awareness and willingness to attend college.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Barnum

Brian Barnum

Counselor, Kennedy Jr High
Brian Barnum is the Counselor Advocacy and Support Chair for USCA. He currently works at Kennedy Jr High school and really focuses on Counselors advocating for their work and working with LGBTQ populations.



Thursday October 12, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Birch

2:10pm

Guiding With Compassion: Adventures in Restorative Justice Practices
In this session members of the Salt Lake City School District Student Services Department discuss the basic tenets of Restorative Justice in the educational setting and share the successes and pitfalls of implementing Restorative Justice Practices at the classroom, school and district level.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Positive School Culture and Attendance Specialist, Student Services Department, Salt Lake City School District
Mindi Holmdahl (Student Services Director), Stacey Lindsay (Counselor Specialist), Jennifer Newell (Positive School Culture and Attendance Specialist) and Lamar Spotted Elk (Student Support Supervisor) make up the Student Services Department of the Salt Lake City School District... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Cedar

2:10pm

Live a charmed life working in organized space
Organize your office and counseling center the Clear and SIMPLE© way. Learn the magic of S.T.A.C.K.S.© and iRAFT© in order to make your office run smoothly. Implement systems to make managing all of your incoming information easier and stay on top of your job. A charmed life recovers time, restores order, creates peace, and saves money.

Speakers
avatar for Christi Reed

Christi Reed

Presenter, Granite School District
Christi, a Clear and SIMPLE© certified organizer, owns Charmed Spaces Professional Organizing in SLC. She has been a school counselor in the Granite District for 15 years. Her talent for organization and themed decorating using reclaimed items has given her a reputation for making... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Maple

2:10pm

The Strengths, Skills and Potential of ELLs
This presentation is designed to provide school counselors with information to assist English Language Learning (ELL) students in reaching their academic potential inside and outside the classroom. These students bring a wealth of experience and cultural diversity to the classroom. However, they often fail to reach their potential. This presentation will cover individual factors and institutional factors affecting the success of ELL students as well as a brief discussion of solutions to the challenges faced by ELL students.

Speakers
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JIM

Jim Petterson has a PhD in Adult and Postsecondary Education for the University of Wyoming, an M.A. from BYU in TESL with a focus on teaching and program administration, and a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Utah and is currently a Professor of English Language... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Juniper

2:10pm

Use Tech for Good: Keeping students safe, smart and civil online
Use Tech for Good: Keeping students safe, smart and civil online

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Rogers-Whitehead

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead

CEO, Digital Respons-Ability
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, the state sponsored provider of digital citizenship education. Her company provides trainings to tens of thousands of students, parents and educators across the state of Utah. Carrie is also the author of Digital Citizenship... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Elm

3:10pm

DIY FAFSA Kit
Interested in hosting a FAFSA completion event at your school? StepUp is happy to help facilitate a successful FAFSA Night, but we also provide materials to help you host events on your own. Our FAFSA DIY Kit provides information to successfully navigate the FAFSA and host an open house completion event. Resources in the kit include practical instruction, advertising essentials, student handouts, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Mazzie

Katie Mazzie

Outreach Officer, UHEAA
Katie is an Outreach Officer with UHEAA and UtahFutures. Before joining UHEAA, she worked as a tutor with the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college preparatory program. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science from the University of Utah... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Juniper

3:10pm

Electronics and the Developing Brain
There is a new drug on the horizon which is changing and altering the human brain and its daily functions. With each text message, video game, snap chat, and Facebook interaction, kids are altering their brain processes and changing their methodologies of socialization. These changes have both positive and negative affects on emotional wellbeing. Dr. Kane invites audiences, in her interactive presentation, to understand how electronic usage of today is impacting kids. Dr. Kane’s fun and interactive workshop provides greater insight into the chemical pathways of the human brain, ways to help kids understand electronic effects, and how to mitigate these effects during electronic usage while staying safe.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Kane

Christy Kane

Presenter, TotumLink
From schools to TEDx talks and from conferences to companies, Dr. Kane is one of the most highly sought after speakers on our bio-chemical and emotional health. As one of the leading researchers on the subject, Dr. Christy Kane shares a wealth of knowledge for the benefit of all those... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Ampitheater

3:10pm

From Trauma to Triumph: How to Make the Obstacle the Way
In this session, participants will learn a variety of tools and techniques to help students develop emotional intelligence, grit, and tenacity as they reframe their experiences of hardship and struggle into opportunities for growth and renewal. Grounded in Goleman's work on Emotional Intelligence, Dweck's work on the growth mindset, and the principles of obstacle transformation discussed in Ryan Holiday's 'The Obstacle is the Way', this will be an unforgettable session that will transform participants in a way that helps them transform the lives and academic successes of their students.

Speakers
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Kassandra Vaughn-Worsley

SK Media LLC
Kassandra Vaughn-Worsley is the CEO of SK Media LLC, an education and consulting firm that provides emotional intelligence and leadership training to individuals and organizations around the world. Author of over 10 books, Kassandra’s mission is simple: to uplift and change people’s... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Cedar

3:10pm

How bullying leads to PTSD: Signs, Prevention, & Remedies.
How Bullying leads to PTSD workshop offers an in depth look into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how bullying can contribute to the diagnoses. We will explore the signs and symptoms of children with PTSD, including how the brain develops differently with this stress. We will dive into prevention and ways that everyone can help. Lastly, we will examine immediate remedies and activities increasing skill development for successful coping in children.

Speakers
avatar for Jessie Shepherd

Jessie Shepherd

Clinical Director/Owner, Blue Clover Therapy, LLC
Jessie Shepherd, MA, LCMHC is a Mental Health Counselor and owner of Blue Clover Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. Her focus is treating... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Elm

3:10pm

Live a charmed life working in organized space
Organize your office and counseling center the Clear and SIMPLE© way. Learn the magic of S.T.A.C.K.S.© and iRAFT© in order to make your office run smoothly. Implement systems to make managing all of your incoming information easier and stay on top of your job. A charmed live recovers time, restores order, creates peace, and saves money.

Speakers
avatar for Christi Reed

Christi Reed

Presenter, Granite School District
Christi, a Clear and SIMPLE© certified organizer, owns Charmed Spaces Professional Organizing in SLC. She has been a school counselor in the Granite District for 15 years. Her talent for organization and themed decorating using reclaimed items has given her a reputation for making... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Maple

3:10pm

The Invisible Classroom
No feeling compares to the inadequacy one feels when facing the first day of school as a new teacher. With such an emphasis on high-stakes testing and college and career readiness, the importance of students’ emotional and mental health becomes secondary or non-existent. Coursework in lesson planning, backwards design, scaffolding, and classroom management prepares an educator for the invisible classroom, but few classes exist to prepare one for the invisible classroom. According to Dr. Kirke Olson, the invisible classroom is “the web of neurological and human connections that create the context for teaching, learning, and living” (2014, xiii). This session is designed to help counselors enable educators or other school personnel build an effective invisible classroom environment (even through non-classroom interactions).

Speakers
MA

Mary Alice Bender

Counseling Intern, Freedom Preparatory Academy
Mary Alice Bender has taught English for nine years at the middle and high school level. Prior to this, Mary Alice spent seven years working at the preschool level in addition to assisting at an after school program for grade school children. Mary Alice also teaches part time at a... Read More →
avatar for Lyndsi Drysdale

Lyndsi Drysdale

Counseling Intern, Corner Canyon High School
Lyndsi Drysdale has her degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies. Lyndsi spent 2 years teaching social skills, coping skills, and mindfulness to individuals in a co-occuring substance abuse treatment center. She believes that mindfulness and positive coping mechanisms... Read More →


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Thursday October 12, 2017 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Birch
 
Friday, October 13
 

7:15am

8:00am

Keynote Speaker Lonnie Mayne and Awards Presentation
Presentation of the Human Rights Awards.

Keynote Speaker Lonnie Mayne:

Ready to better your life professionally and personally? You will leave this session with a simple framework that you can use to immediately change your life and the life of the student's you serve. Regardless of whether you are dealing with bullying, suicidal ideation or the "noise" of the world, Red Shoes Living is a straightforward concept about standing out in everything you do like a pair of red shoes. Create a positive impact in an increasingly busy and negative world through the five pillars of Red Shoes Living - Awareness, Gratitude, Kindness, Everyone Has a Story and Putting Yourself Out There. The Red Shoes Living Philosophy will help any individual or school achieve success by giving its people a purpose and a reason to show up every day.

Speakers
avatar for Lonnie Mayne

Lonnie Mayne

Founder & CEO, Red Shoes Living
Lonnie Mayne is a grandpa, father of four, former corporate technology executive and founder of Red Shoes Living. Lonnie has worked with some of the world's leading executives and brands including Nike, Starbucks, Saks Fifth Avenue, NHS (London, The British Citizens Awards) and many... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom

9:40am

HB239 Juvenile Justice Amendments
The HB239 presentation will include the overall policy changes to the Utah Juvenile Justice System, its impacts on schools and the law enforcement community. The presentation highlights changes to the Substance Use Disorder Treatment requirements, Non-Judicial Adjustment, and School-Based Behaviors provision of the legislation. The presentation will include overview of resources and services catalog by judicial districts and a status update of the Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee, which is tasked with overseeing and coordinating the implementation of HB239. The presentation will conclude with questions and answers session.

Speakers
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Cuong Nguyen

Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Mr. Cuong Nguyen is the Juvenile Justice Specialist at the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and staffs the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ). Mr. Nguyen was recently assigned to staff the HB239 Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee, a 24 Committee members tasked... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 9:40am - 10:30am
Birch

9:40am

Mapping Your Way to Health & Wellness
Participants will learn about curriculum mapping options and strategies as it relates to the Utah College and Career Readiness School Counseling Model. Tools and ideas for exploring social emotional learning outcomes will be shared as well as suggestions for implementing an aligned curriculum (K-12) with a focus on student health and wellness.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Vallejo

Alison Vallejo

Counselor, Park City School District
Alison Vallejo has recently assumed a role as Prevention and Intervention Counselor for the Park City School District. She facilitates school-based mental health services and coordinates and promotes counseling activities and alignment goals to improve access and awareness of counseling... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Walsh

Samantha Walsh

intervention counselor, Park City High School
Samantha Walsh has served as the Intervention Counselor at Park City High School for the past 10 years where she utilizes strengths based coaching and mindfulness with students. She is a licensed school social worker with over 24 years of experience is in the social service and school... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 9:40am - 10:30am
Juniper

9:40am

Mental Health 1st Responding in the Classroom
Teachers are in a position to be the first to notice when a student experiences distress. When a student experiences difficulties in the classroom, there may be more to it than meets the eye. Learning about the mental health issues that face the youth in our schools, and how to appropriately respond, can make a difference for student success. Student behavior that appears as a discipline issue may simply be a symptom of a mental health disorder. Learn to respond appropriately as a first responder to your students with an open mind. Or help to teach your teachers at your own schools. Come and learn how to promote confidence and safety for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Rassmussen

Angie Rassmussen

Presenter, Granite School District
Angie Rasmussen is started school counseling in 2008 with Granite School District. She worked at the alternative high school and with adult education for the bulk of her career. In 2012 she moved to North Dakota and spent one year as a middle school counselor, and then worked in community... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 9:40am - 10:30am
Cedar

9:40am

Red Shoes Living Breakout
Join us for an inspiring exploration into the Red Shoes Living framework and how to personally implement the individual Red Shoes pillars to better your life and everyone you come in contact with. Hear inspiring stories and join the conversation on how others are using these pillars to effect positive change in the world. There has never been a better time to respectfully stand up and stand out than now.

Speakers
avatar for Lonnie Mayne

Lonnie Mayne

Founder & CEO, Red Shoes Living
Lonnie Mayne is a grandpa, father of four, former corporate technology executive and founder of Red Shoes Living. Lonnie has worked with some of the world's leading executives and brands including Nike, Starbucks, Saks Fifth Avenue, NHS (London, The British Citizens Awards) and many... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 9:40am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom

9:40am

The ACT Boot Camp: A community college’s approach to increase college success and readiness for low-income high school students.
Academic performance and college access for rural, low-income, and first-generation students is a national concern. This session discusses how one rural community college united to address the gaps that exist in educational achievement among underserved and underrepresented students by hosting a successful ACT Boot Camp. The 3-day intensive boot camp, which featured workshops on improving test performance, courses taught by professors and high school teachers, timed practice tests, individualized coaching, and college advising, witnessed a significant increase in student’s scores by 1.5 points (P=.022). Join us as we discuss challenges our students face in accessing college, brainstorm ways to address academic achievement gaps, and share best practices.

Speakers

Friday October 13, 2017 9:40am - 10:30am
Ampitheater

9:40am

What aren't you a National Board certified counselor?
This session will explain exactly what you will be asked to do to become certified, explain what resources are available to you for academic and financial support, and explain why anyone would actually take on this challenge!!!

Speakers
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Susan McKelvey

Susan McKelvey Counselor East High School National Board Certified Chad Farnes Counselor Taylorsville High School current National Board Candidate


Friday October 13, 2017 9:40am - 10:30am
Elm

9:40am

Why Not The Construction Trades
Help those attending understand that the construction trades are a viable career option and highly recruited by employers. Many construction trades are making 50K/year and higher with 4 year trade school degree.

Speakers
avatar for UPHCA - Utah Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association

UPHCA - Utah Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association

Executive Director, UPHCA - Utah Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association
Dave Hill is the Executive Director of the UPHCA (Utah Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association).  He has been involved in the construction industry for most of his career.  He has served in his community on boards, city council and other non-profit organizations.


Friday October 13, 2017 9:40am - 10:30am
Maple

10:40am

Family Sculpting, Intervention for students and families in conflict
Family Sculpting, Intervention for students and families in conflict

Speakers
avatar for Steve Cherry

Steve Cherry

School Counselor Oquirrh Hills Middle School, Oquirrh Hills Middle School
Steve Cherry is a School Counselor at Oquirrh Hills Middle School in the Jordan School District. He has worked with the district for nine years and with adolescents for 14 years in school and treatment program settings. He also works at the Jordan Family Education Center in Jordan... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
Birch

10:40am

Hands on Demonstration of an Intervention to Help Students Make Positive Changes during their College and Career Readiness Meetings.
Want to help students get motivated to make positive changes: reduce how much time they waste, reduce their family conflicts, or spend more time researching their futures? How about helping students increase their use of positive coping skills such as mindfulness, deep breathing, or positive thinking? This presentation will explore the use of a new school counseling app "Characterized", which is meant to help in these and many more areas, and which can be used during a College and Career Readiness Meeting. During this session you will gain hands on experience with the application and will learn ways to use the app to help students identify areas where they would like to change to be more college and career ready, motivate students in their process of change, and collect data on the changes made due to the intervention.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Combs

Aaron Combs

Managing Member, Canyon View Middle School
Aaron Combs is the Managing Member of Characterized, a business dedicated to the development of students and professionals through the use of technology and games. Aaron Combs received his Master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Utah and his bachelors degree... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
Cedar

10:40am

Positive Psychology for Life
Speakers
DK

Dina Kohler

Counselor, Corner Canyon
Dina is a current high school counselor, certified Positive Psychologist, USCA & LIA Board Member and partner in 2 Positive Psychs.


Friday October 13, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
Juniper

10:40am

Regents' Scholarship Updates
Come learn about the new requirements for students pursuing the Regents' Scholarship for the 2019 high school graduates and received updates about the Regents' Scholarship Course Warehouse. The Course Warehouse is a tool to help students know which classes qualify for the Regents' Scholarship. Each Utah school that offers high school courses has the opportunity to submit their English, Math, Social Science, Science and World Language courses for review.

Speakers
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Carrie Beckman

Director of State Scholarships, Utah System of Higher Education
Carrie F. Beckman has worked in the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education since 2004. During that time she has held several positions including the Assistant for Utah Campus Compact, Executive Director of the Utah Student Association and Utah Scholars Program Coordinator... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
Elm

10:40am

Resilience Can Be Taught! 10 Tools to Motivate ANY Student
Discover 10 tools to help you foster resilience in even the most unmotivated students. Once you understand them, you won’t go another day without using them! Whether you work with students in one-on-one, small group, or classroom settings, you’ll gain the skills you need to deliver the life-changing power of resilience to students of any background and learning style.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Bushnell

Bruce Bushnell

WhyTry Organization
For 26 years, Bruce Bushnell has centered his career around promoting youth success. This career began as a high school counselor, where Bruce devoted his time and expertise as a member of the Executive High School Relations Board, senior vice president of the Alpine Counseling Association... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
Ampitheater

10:40am

Supervising and Mentoring School Counseling Interns & Practicum Students
School counselors supervise school counseling interns and practicum students in school settings. This session provides guidance on ASCA-based best practices for supervising and mentoring these students, as well as supervision practices using the new Utah Model. Participants will leave with increased insight into methods and practices for making the supervisor-student relationship a positive win-win for both supervisor and student.

Speakers
avatar for Camille ODELL

Camille ODELL

School Counselor Education Program
Camille Odell is the Director of the Professional School Counselor Education Program at Utah State University. She has been a faculty member in USU’s Department of Psychology since 1998. She serves on the board of the SREB Go Alliance Consortium, is a member of the Utah State School... Read More →
avatar for Tom Wiltbank

Tom Wiltbank

Counselor, Lake Mountain Middle School/Alpine School District
Tom Wiltbank has been a Counselor for 19 years in Alpine School District. During this time, Tom has worked with dozens of interns, practicum students, 1st year counselors, and many experienced counselors. From each one he has learned new things that have made him a better counselor... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
Maple

11:30am

Lunch and Vendor Time
Friday October 13, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom

12:40pm

Building Relationships and Resilience with Intense Children: The Nurtured Heart Approach®
The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is more than just a parenting or educator behavior management strategy. It is a philosophy for creating healthy relationships with the people in your life. NHA consists of a set of strategies that assists children in further developing their self-regulation and has been found effective with children of all ages. It focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves, their caregivers and the world around them. This innovative approach is being successfully implemented through families, classrooms, foster care, health care professionals, social workers and criminal justice organizations that are seeking successful, early intervention techniques.

Speakers
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Nick Bartlett

Nick Bartlett has been a School Psychologist since 2010. His experience is diverse, having served students from preschool to age 22 from all disability areas. Over the years he has provided engaging trainings on multiple subjects including child/adolescent mental health, building... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Cedar

12:40pm

Child Sex Trafficking - Education, Rescue & Aftercare
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise and will soon take the lead over drug trafficking. Child sex trafficking is on the rise – domestically and internationally. With the U.S. producing and consuming the highest amount of child pornography, our kids are at risk to be victimized by this industry. Operation Underground Railroad is anxiously engaged in rescuing children, partnering with aftercare services and providing education and awareness to the community so that we can all protect our children.

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Houghton

Kelli Houghton

Development Manager / Therapist (LCSW), Operation Underground Railroad
Kelli Houghton has a master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW). She has been actively involved in the international community for the past eighteen years developing programs and advocating for policies related to preserving... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Maple

12:40pm

How is Social Media Affecting Mental Health?
Social Media has become the way for students to communicate and socialize. The use of Instagram, Snapchat, and similar apps are no longer "just for fun" but an expectation. This session will explore how the ubiquity of social media is affecting the mental health of students and its correlation with anxiety and depression.

Speakers
TG

Tori Gillett

School Counseling Program Specialist, Canyons School District
Tori Gillett has worked for the Canyons School District for 13 years. She spent eight years as a school counselor at Indian Hills Middle School and is in her fifth year as the School Counseling Program Specialist. She has provided professional development and conference sessions on... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Ampitheater

12:40pm

Relationship, Resiliency, and Reason
How to be the counselor your students need you to be. Explore how to build an authentic and goal based practice. Create relationships that build trust and caring, strengthen yourself and help your students learn resiliency, and find reason through an examined, data driven practice that helps your students make connections with goals for the future. You must be the "who" to help your students find their "me".

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Christensen

Stephanie Christensen

District Counseling Specialist, Ogden School District
A teacher and counselor for 28 years, Stephanie currently works as the Student Services Counseling Specialist for Ogden School District. Stephanie specializes in helping schools create cultures and systems that address trauma. She has a passion for helping spread the use of mindfulness... Read More →
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Ed Powell

Ed Powell is a new counselor working in Ogden with At-Risk students.


Friday October 13, 2017 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Birch

12:40pm

Restorative Dialogue Using Circle Process
Circles are used as restorative process, aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students, teachers and staff. Circles can be used build community, help resolve conflicts between individuals or to address academic issues that focus on restoration in lieu of punishment with the goal to repair harm. Circles process helps build trusting relationships within the school community and promotes peer leadership.

Speakers
AG

Airen Goodman & Joshua Bell

Mediator, Youth Program Coordinator, UDR-Goodman Resolutions-Horizonte ITC
Airen serves as Utah Dispute Resolution's Youth Program Coordinator. She provides instruction on conflict resolution and mediation skills for at-risk youth, primarily at the Horizonte High School. Airen holds a Masters degree in psychology with an emphasis in mediation and conflict... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Elm

12:40pm

The College Application - Easy Peasy GPS
What's the most important part of the application process? How vital is the essay? Who should write the Letters of Recommendation? The completion of the application process doesn't need to be hectic. Easy Peasy - 1.2.3!!

Speakers
avatar for Lena Puro

Lena Puro

Counselor, Juan Diego Catholic High School
Over 22 years as a school counselor, Lena has had tremendous success in getting students into their dream schools and careers. Currently at Juan Diego, her work with USCA as Membership Coordinator, ASCA, NACAC and RMACAC committee teams, College Fair onsite Coordinator, and mother... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Juniper

1:40pm

How to Bring out the Best in Difficult or Depressed Students
This session provides creative, visual, and original strategies for helping kids see the best in themselves and want to live up to that. Many kids view themselves only through the lens of their depression, learning disability, behavior problem, or ADHD; this session will help you to help them break out of these old roles, believe that there is excellence within them, and act to achieve it.

Speakers
EC

Eric Cooper

School Counselor / Author, Weber School District


Friday October 13, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Cedar

1:40pm

Job Corps - Your Community Partner
Learn how Job Corps has helped at-risk youth to earn diplomas, gain training, and obtain meaningful employment.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams

Outreach and Admission Counselor, Job Corps
Jordan Williams has worked with at-risk youth for 13 years. He is currently an admission counselor for the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Job Corps program. His employer, Management and Training Corporation, is a sub-contractor with the U.S. Department of Labor and manages 23 Job... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Maple

1:40pm

Making the Most of you School Counseling Internship.
Between the 3 main on campus Universities and multiple online universities offering School Counseling Programs in Utah, there are about 100 new interns entering the School Counseling field in our state each year. These counselors are the future of our field, we want them to succeed feel competent in their practice. Interns and practicum students need to be assertive and learn how to advocate for their experience while creating positive connects within the school counseling field. ~ As a supervisor/mentor in this session you will learn how to create a learning atmosphere that is conducive to learning with an open environment for inquiries. ~ School Counseling Students who attend this session will emerge with ideas on how to make the most of their internship.

Speakers
avatar for Lyndsi Drysdale

Lyndsi Drysdale

Counseling Intern, Corner Canyon High School
Lyndsi Drysdale has her degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies. Lyndsi spent 2 years teaching social skills, coping skills, and mindfulness to individuals in a co-occuring substance abuse treatment center. She believes that mindfulness and positive coping mechanisms... Read More →
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Amy Hardcastle

Counselor, Corner Canyon High School
Amy Hardcastle & Lyndsi Drysdale are a current mentor/internship team from Corner Canyon High School in the Canyons School District. Both are committed to creating a learning environment and being a collaborative team.


Friday October 13, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Juniper

1:40pm

Moving From Trauma to Resiliency in the Elementary Setting
We will utilize, "The Heart of Learning and Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success," model as a framework to support students in moving from trauma to resiliency. At Rose Park Elementary, we use the 6 principles of Compassionate Teaching and Discipline Principles to support teachers in creating safe classroom environments; and develop meaningful goals and activities for students to develop resiliency.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Cardella Raine

Robin Cardella Raine

Salt Lake City School District
My name is Robin Raine. I have served as Elementary School Counselor at Rose Park for 13 years. We worked with the statewide community of practice on school-based mental health (SBMH), in developing our SBMH programming at Rose Park. Since that time we have built a full service SBMH... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Elm

1:40pm

Optimistic Teaming: Go Deep. Get Deep.
This Breakout Session will provide attendees some extra time to dig deeper in the strategies that make up strong team relationships. This session focuses mostly on what it takes to build a support team for managing aggressive and/or dangerous students. Research, theory, and practice will be reviewed and attendees will learn more about the steps to successful teaming and behavior support plans.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Springer

Ben Springer

President, TotemPD
Ben Springer is an award-winning and nationally certified school psychologist. Ben received his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah. Ben has become a popular speaker and presenter across the U.S. for his Happy Kids Don't Punch You in... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom

1:40pm

Renewing Our Sense of Purpose
The purpose of this presentation is to use pieces of science from positive psychology, social and emotional learning, spirituality, and trauma-informed care to renew a counselor's sense of purpose and pour their best efforts into tasks and projects that they find meaningful. Beyond this renewed sense of purpose, counselors will have practical takeaways for how to integrate their own personal passions into a job and system that can sometimes leave us feeling out of touch.

Speakers
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McKinley Withers

Health and Wellness Specialist, Jordan School District
I taught social studies for 5 years at the Middle School and High School level. I was teaching AP Psychology and Debate at West Jordan High School before moving to a counseling position at Valley High School, the Alternative High School in Jordan School District. I loved working as... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Ampitheater

1:40pm

Three-Tiered Approach to Supporting LGBTQ+ Students
Understanding and addressing challenges facing LGBTQ+ students is critical in creating an inclusive learning environment. By using a three-tiered approach system school counselors can support LGBTQ_ students and minimize the negative statistics associated with the LGBTQ population.

Speakers
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Brian Barnum

Counselor, Kennedy Jr High
Brian Barnum is the Counselor Advocacy and Support Chair for USCA. He currently works at Kennedy Jr High school and really focuses on Counselors advocating for their work and working with LGBTQ populations.



Friday October 13, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Birch

2:30pm

3:00pm

Keynote Speaker Ben Springer and Closing Session
This Keynote Address will provide a refreshing look at the importance of establishing meaningful relationships not only with our students, but with our school teams as well. Practical (and evidence-based) strategies will be provided through humorous (and sometimes irreverent) experiences of a mental health practitioner, special educator, and administrator. Optimistic Teaming is a relatively new approach in schools but very complimentary to the PLC process. Optimistic Teaming is rooted in the research and evidence of V. Mark Durand and his colleagues from the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Springer

Ben Springer

President, TotemPD
Ben Springer is an award-winning and nationally certified school psychologist. Ben received his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah. Ben has become a popular speaker and presenter across the U.S. for his Happy Kids Don't Punch You in... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom