PSCA updates were given by Lisa Fulton, PSCA President, which included the following:
- ASCA has recently revised many of its ethical guidelines. Please watch your email or see the PSCA website for an opportunity to offer feedback to these changes via Google Forms.
- PSCA members should also watch their email for opportunities to vote in the upcoming election for PSCA Board Members.
- Next year’s PSCA Conference will be held on December 1-2, 2016 at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College, PA. More information to follow.
Latania Shell of Diversity Works Counseling also led us through a very engaging and informative program about multicultural counseling with a presentation titled, “Professional School Counselors Incorporating Multiculturalism into Counseling/School Counseling Curriculums.” This program included information regarding ASCA’s position statements regarding multiculturalism, models in which Racial/Cultural Identity can be assessed, and action plans for enhancing one’s own cultural understanding. This presentation will be sent out via the LSCA listserv, and will be added to the website. I would encourage all members to the review the presentation in order to provide reflection on one’s own multicultural understanding.
Congratulations to three of our members who are retiring at the end of the school year, Rosemary Minder (Ephrata High School), James Yearsley (Penn Manor High School) and Carl Frederick (McCaskey East High School). Thank you for your years of service to the field!
Mike Resh (Landisville Primary Center) was also recognized for his recent award of Elementary School Counselor of the Year. Congratulations, Mike!
We hope that everyone has a successful end of the school year and look forward to seeing everyone in the fall. Have a great summer!
-Laura Witt, LSCA Board Graduate Student Representative