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By MSCA | May 2022

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Take Ten Conference

Event Held on April 1 in Columbia, Missouri

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Take Ten Conference in Columbia on April 1, 2022. The event featured Dr. Carolyn Stone and Lisa Koenecke.

Dr. Stone (below left) presented on “School Counselors Legal Literacy and Ethical Practice and Advocating Legally and Ethically for Marginalized Youth.” Above, Dr. Stone is surrounded by her Missouri fan club. Lisa (below right) presented on “Supporting our LGBTQ+ Population.”

Information on both of these vitally important topics is still available in a virtual format. Learn more, register and access the presentations here, or contact Jill Hancock at

2022 Fall Conference

November 6–8 in Osage Beach

Make plans to attend the 2022 Fall Conference! Currently, the Program Committee is planning for an in-person event November 6–8 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. The 2022 Annual Fall Conference will also include a virtual component for those unable to join us in person.

Workshop proposals for the conference are currently being accepted; the deadline is May 15. MSCA strives to offer top-notch professional development to our more than 1,300 attendees, and who better to learn from than your fellow school counselors! Members are encouraged to consider submitting a proposal. Popular potential topics include anxiety, bullying, group counseling, career readiness, grief/loss, mindfulness, play therapy, and more! To submit a proposal by the May 15 deadline, please visit the Fall Conference page on the MSCA website.

We hope you join us on November 6–8, 2022.

Monthly Professional Development Webinars and Events

Professional Development Online Library

Missed MSCA’s monthly PD offerings? No worries! Recorded versions of these webinars are available for FREE to paid members. To access, please visit the MSCA website at Please note that login is required to access the recordings. The PD online library includes a wide range of topics!

Documentation for Monthly PD Attendance

Near the end of the 2021–2022 school year, MSCA will provide members with a certificate of attendance for monthly PD opportunities. These certificates will be customizable based on the events you attended and/or viewed following the event. Information will be sent in May 2022 via email.

MSCA Crisis Manual (2022)

We are so grateful for the school counselors who volunteered to take a hard look at our Crisis Manual as it was revised to provide the very best in suggestions and best practices in times of crisis. These volunteers reviewed, reworked and edited this important document for the school counselors of Missouri. If you see any of these individuals, please extend your gratitude for their generous gift of their time and expertise:

  • Jill Krickbaum
  • Paula Niemeier
  • Sara Sadewhite
  • Brittany Randall
  • Melissa Millington
  • Tara Carte
  • Rob Lundien
  • Becky Arway (project co-chair)

We anticipate it being released on July 1, just in time for the 2022–23 school year!