Welcome to the official website of the Kansas School Counselor Association!

The Kansas School Counselor Association invites all school counselors and counseling students to join KSCA. We hope you will find information and resources to assist you in our common goal to collaboratively address the mental health needs and support the academic, career, and social-emotional development of each student in Kansas.

KSCA, a state division of ASCA, is the professional association for school counselors in Kansas. KSCA is uniquely designed to provide both preventive and developmental instruction, support, and services within an educational setting. Through the management and delivery of school counseling core curriculum, individual student planning, and responsive services, our programs focus on both student and professional competencies developed for and within our schools. Kansas counselors use data to demonstrate the impact of Kansas school counseling programs on student achievement, attendance, and behavior to guide future action and improve results for all students.

Thank you for visiting the Kansas School Counseling website and KSCA to learn more about the school counseling profession. We value the opportunity to work closely with individuals and organizations that promote student mental health and achievement. There are many exciting opportunities ahead to grow through our service in the areas of leadership, collaboration, and advocacy. We hope you will join us!

Dr. Judy Hughey, NCC

KSCA President 2018-2019

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Counselor Education

Kansas State University jhughey@ksu.edu 785-532-5527 (office)

785-532-8905 (cell)

We are excited to announce the first joint

KCA/KSCA Counseling Conference,

March 7-8, 2019

The Oread, Lawrence!

Call for Proposals!

Conference Theme: "Creative Interventions for Kansas Counselors"

NEEDED: KSCA members to submit conference proposals. Please consider presenting and sharing your knowledge, skill, and creative ideas with your colleagues! Each break-out session is 50-55 minute. If you have questions, please contact Judy Hughey, jhughey@ksu.edu or 785-532-8905.

Deadline for submitting a conference proposal is January 11, 2019.

Click on the link below to complete and submit a conference proposal:


2019 Spring KCA/ KSCA Counseling Conference- Information and Registration

We are excited to announce the first joint KCA/KSCA Counseling Conference on March 7-8, 2019 at The Oread Hotel in Lawrence, KS!

Conference Theme: "Creative Interventions for Kansas Counselors"

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Liana Lowenstein - "I Don't Want to Talk About It: Creative Interventions to Engage Children and Youth"


Dr. Ryan Day - "Trauma Treatment for Diverse Populations"

Breakout Sessions

This conference will bring you over 35 breakout sessions covering all types of topics that affect Kansas counselors today along with opportunities to network with counselors in various specialties and across all areas of the state. Along with the pre-conference on March 6th, counselors have the opportunity to earn up to 12 CE's through NBCC.

Other Events

Along with the conference on March 7-8 2019, counselors have the opportunity to take part in a pre-conference with a diagnosis theme on March 6th. In addition, great food, awards and recognition, a silent auction, and the opportunity to take part in the Mobile Painted Kanvas during an evening session, will round out two days of great professional development in Lawrence, Kansas.

2019 KCA/ KSCA Registration Link: Click here to register for Counseling Conference

Upcoming Events

Mental Health Awareness Day, Jan. 25, 2019, Capitol Rotunda, Topeka

KCA/KSCA Counseling Conference, March 7-8, 2019, Lawrence

KSU/KSCA/KSDE Summer Counseling Camp, May 28-29, 2019, Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan

ASCA Webinars




The mission of KSCA is to promote the implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs, advancing and insuring quality academic, career, and social-emotional development of all students by licensed school counselors.