Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference

About Us:

The Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference provides school counselors with critical information about successful practice, evaluation, and relevant research to create dynamic and powerful school counseling programs. The conference uses a unique format to incorporate both peer-reviewed research presentations and small group consultation with leaders in the field.

Workshop sessions of interest to school counseling practitioners will include:

  • Evaluating school counseling efficacy related to closing achievement, opportunity and attainment gaps
  • Using Comprehensive School Counseling to implement strategies identifying mental illness and coordinating appropriate interventions
  • Writing grants as part of initiatives directed towards program improvement
  • Developing successful RAMP applications
  • Measuring school counseling outcomes, individuals, and programs
  • Demonstrating efficacy with achievement and achievement-related data
  • Examining evaluation models and examples
WHEN: March 26th & 27th
3861 Olympic Boulevard, Erlanger, KY
Graduate poster

Deadline to submit Graduate poster presentation is
January 16, 2015.  

We are excited to introduce our
Day 1 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Trish Hatch

Title of Keynote: The Miracles Happening Daily in Professional School Counseling


Trish Hatch, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of the School Counseling Program at San Diego State University. Dr. Hatch is the author of The Use of Data in School Counseling: Hatching Results for Students, Programs and the Profession (2014) Dr. Hatch is the Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL), which seeks to improve the profession of school counseling through policy and practice.

Dr. Hatch has served as an invited thought leader to the White House on school counseling and was most recently (July 28, 2014) the Featured Luncheon Speaker at the White House Convening on the Presidents “College Opportunity Agenda” at Harvard University. 

  We are excited to introduce our
Day 2 Keynote Speaker: (Left to Right) Alka Howard, Director of Student Services and School Counselors: Jacquie Naughton, Dylan Hackbarth and Debra Brown

Title of Keynote: A Team Approach to Living a Data-driven School  Counseling Program

Lake Braddock High School Student Services is an award winning data-driven school counseling team. The team has been awarded the nationally recognized RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) award twice by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). They earned a rare perfect score on the RAMP application two years ago.  This past spring, the team was awarded the Fairfax County Public Schools Collaborative Team of the Year Excellence Award in the category of student achievement.

In June of 2014, they were recognized by the Fairfax County School Board in a ceremony for their hard work and dedication.  The twelve team members are in the process of reapplying for the RAMP award for the third time.  They have been able to successfully sustain a highly effective data-driven school counseling program for seven years by using innovative techniques to close the achievement gap and increase academic achievement. 

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If you should have any questions please contact us:
Northern Kentucky Center for Educator Excellence NKCEE@nku.edu