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  • 2016 SC School Counselor Conference

    August 30th - Sept 2nd. Formal invitation and details coming soon!

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    If you haven’t already joined the largest group of professional school counselors in South Carolina, isn’t it time you did?

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    We are looking for school counselors with an interest in serving on PSSCA committees and serving on the PSSCA board.

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    Congrats to our New Officers!

    Meet our New Officers! President Elect - Anna Duvall, Elemetary Level VP - Sara Beckman, Secondary Level VP - Crissy Roddy, Secretary - Michelle Privette... ...

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    South Carolina School Behavioral Health Conference April 21-22, 2016‏

    On behalf the South Carolina School Behavioral Health Community and the School Mental Health Team at the University of South Carolina, I would like to invite members of your organization to the 3rd An ...

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    Read our Newsletter from our State Department Liaison, Dr. Ed Johnson

    SC Department of Education, Office of Student Intervention Services: A newsletter for School Counselors and Career Specialist “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those ...

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    The Student to Counselor Ratio: Does It Really Matter?

    Public schools today face a lot of challenges including meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities, managing disruptive students in the classroom, dealing with bullying and rea ...

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    Wellness & Self Care

    So you’ve returned from the conference with an arsenal of skills and techniques. You enjoyed the sand, beach, and connecting with colleagues. You were able to let your hair down and enjoy some adult f ...

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    Dealing With Anxiety

    During the course of a school year, many students experience stress and anxiety.  Stressors may include grades, college applications, standardized tests, and peer pressure.  Anxiety can affe ...

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    Collecting School-Wide Behavior Data

    As Professional School Counselors we are always seeking ways to improve or craft and reach more students and utilize data to prove it.  For me, utilizing a school-wide Universal Behavior Screen ...

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    PSSCA School Counselor of the Year Awards

    The Palmetto State School Counselor Association is the only charted state division of the American School Counselor Association. Beginning this year, the award committee will go to an online nominatio ...

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    Register Now! 2015 Palmetto State School Counselor Association Conference

    We are very excited about our 2015 Palmetto State School Counselor Association Conference: Find Your Oasis...Reflect, Refresh, Recharge.  We invite you to join us as at the The Embassy Suites in ...

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    Why Balance?

    Here it is – a new school year filled with new faces, new opportunities, new tasks, and new obligations. As educators, it is easy for one to become overwhelmed with the requirements of work and home l ...

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    The Data Driven School Counselor

    The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is, and has been, pushing for school counselors to use data when considering counseling services, goals, and objectives. This includes both quantitativ ...

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    A Welcome from your President

    Greetings School Counselors of South Carolina! As President of the Palmetto State School Counselor Association, I want to welcome you back to a new school year. This is always a time of great excit ...

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    Are you READY to RAMP?

    So, do you think you are ready to RAMP? In 2009, my colleagues and I at Lake Murray Elementary in Lexington District One decided that we were, and we became one of the first three schools, along with ...

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    Renewing National Board Certification

    The following blog entry is about what I learned as I renewed my National Boards and passed the first time in 2013. 2013 was the first year that School Counselors could renew their National Board Cer ...

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PSSCA_Counselor RT @dannyilagan: Counselors help @RBStallHS Seniors #flutterkick stress in the mouth! @CCSDConnects @PSSCA_Counselor @RBStall_Wilson https:…
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