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Each year, the Virginia School Counselor Association hosts a number of professional development opportunities and events.  This past year, the VSCA has hosted the annual conference, King's Dominion Counselor Day, the spring symposium, various Meet & Greets, Twitter chats, the summer summit, monthly podcasts, and many more.  The Professional Development Committee is committed to bringing you timely, relevant, and cost-effective opportunities.  Be sure to check out the events below and follow our Podcast, SCOPE, to keep up with all of the latest happenings around the state.  If you have any suggestions, feedback, or requests for particular professional development in your area, please contact the Professional Development Committee Chair at

Our Events

    • March 06, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center

    We are excited to announce our Spring Symposium for March 6, 2023.

    Dr. RUSSELL A. SABELLA will be leading School Counselors through solution-oriented practices to use specifically in the school setting! 

    Registration Information:  Conference Cost includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack

      VSCA Members $90

      Non Members $110

      Students $75

      Registration prices increase on February 6, 2023!

      VSCA Members $100

      Non Members $125

      Students $85

        Dr. Sabella will also have signed copies of his book for those that wish to purchase ahead of the event for $30! Please add $30 to your registration fee!

        Solution-Focused School Counseling: The Missing Manual

        If you need overnight accommodations, we have a special rate of $119 per night at the Virginia Crossings Tapestry Hotel by Hilton.   Let them know if you are with VSCA to get the special rate.  

        About Dr. Sabella

        Dr. Russell A. Sabella is currently a Professor in the Department of Counseling in the Marieb College of Health & Human ServicesFlorida Gulf Coast University and President of Sabella & Associates. His concentration of research, training, consultation and publication includes:

        • Individual and group counseling;
        • Counseling technology & tech-literacy;
        • Comprehensive school counseling programs;
        • Helping students with stress and anxiety;
        • Solution focused brief counseling and parent/teacher consultation;
        • Cyberbullying; and
        • Developing, maintaining, and repairing your digital reputation.


      Annual Conference


      VSCA Conference

      October 19-21, 2022

      Hampton, VA

      Why Hampton?

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