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!

We are over the moon and REACHING FOR THE STARS IN THE LITTLE APPLE, MAY 28-29, 2019, with Elizabeth Smart and Sarah Kirk. It will be an event to remember! Don't miss it!!


Check out the latest KSCA/ASCA Newsletter, https://asca.informz.net/informzdataservice/onlineversion/ind/bWFpbGluZ2luc3RhbmNlaWQ9ODQ1OTM1OCZzdWJzY3JpYmVyaWQ9MTEyMTU3NTA0OA==

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)

Thank you for attending the 2019 School Counselor Camp!

Reserve your HILTON hotel room NOW, ONLY A FEW REMAIN: May 28-29, 2019, Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/M/MANGIGI-KSUSCC-20190527/index.jhtml

Dear KSCA Members,

Thank you to all who attended the 1st Annual KCA.KSCA Spring Counseling Conference! I believe it was a great success! See pictures below!

On Tuesday, March 12th we have the opportunity to advocate for the role all K-12 school counselors play in the social-emotional outcomes set by the State Board of Education. Leaders in our profession will present and provide recommendations. We would love to fill the room with school counselors!


Landon State Office Building at 900 SW Jackson St., Board Room Suite 102, Topeka, KS

The Board Room is Suite 102. Enter the building’s north doors and walk straight past the elevators. The Board Room is through the Human Resources lobby.

Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early in case we are ahead of schedule.

If you are not able to join, but would like to watch: https://www.ksde.org/…/Kansas-State-Board-o…/Streaming-Media.

Who is your State Board Representative? https://www.ksde.org/Board

Thank you for your support!


Upcoming Events

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

ASCA 2019, June 29-July 2, 2019, Boston, MS

ASCA Webinars


ASCA's School Counselor Professional Standards and Competencies are now available. Read more: http://ow.ly/S80230nUO1X



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.