In light of growing concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and recent developments within Kansas, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Kansas Counselor’s Conference scheduled for March 25-27 in Manhattan, KS. We made this​ decision with the health and safety of our members, attendees, and event staff as our top priority.

All registrations will be refunded via the initial form of payment. Please provide until April 1, 2020 for all reimbursements to be made. If you have not received reimbursement after April 1, please contact Kim Urenda at In addition, reach out directly to the hotel where you made a reservation to cancel it.

We appreciate your patience as we address this difficult situation. We recognize that this situation can evoke a variety of emotions. As mental health professionals, it is not only important for us to attend to our clients and students but also ourselves and our families. For additional resources please visit the following:

Centers for Disease Control

Coronavirus Disease 2019

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

U.S. Department of Education

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel


Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Child Mind Institute

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

National School Boards Association

COVID-19: Preparing for Widespread Illness in Your School Community: A Legal Guide for School Leaders

Share My Lesson

Coronavirus Student Guide: Explanations and News Updates

National Education Association

Schools and Coronavirus

National Association of School Psychologists

Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource

We will also post this message to both the KCA and KSCA websites and through social media. We look forward to our time together at the 2021 Kansas Counselor’s Conference in Topeka, KS on March 24-26.


Nicole Burdette Alicia Jackson

KCA President KSCA President

2020 Kansas Counselor's Conference

The Yellow Bring Road to Success

Manhattan, KS, March 25th-27th

KSCA/KCA 2020 Spring Conference Information:

We hope you are enjoying some fall weather. As we gear up for the holiday season, we wanted to reach out to you and thank you for your continued support. We know there have been changes within our organizations but we are happy to continue our partnership to offer a quality conference for you in Manhattan, KS on March 26th and 27th at the Hilton Garden Inn. Check out our website where you can register or get a paper registration to pay with a purchase order.

KACES is hosting the Pre-Conference on Ethics on Wednesday, March 25th from 2-5 p.m. We will post more information as soon as possible.

We also need your help with nominating some great counselors for the KCA Counselor of the Year and the Hall of Fame Award for a KCA member by January 15th. Nomination guidelines can be found on our website.

Are interested in presenting a break out session at the conference, submit a proposal before January 10th. Do you know a great vendor or someone to be a sponsor? Encourage them to checkout our packages for vendors/sponsors.…/1FAIpQLScxUUlHDoV2pg0KXK…/viewform

The President's Reception on Thursday, March 26th will be held at Liquid Art Winery and Estates. It is a great way to relax and connect with others at a lovely venue. We hope you can join us there!

Thank you again for your continued membership and support of our organization. We look forward to hearing from you on how we can improve our association to meet your needs