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Professional Development

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

    • January 12, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • University of Mary Washington, Seacobeck Hall, Weatherly Wing

    The University of Mary Washington is partnering with VSCA PD to bring you Winter Fest!  This day will have session topics on A Multi- Tiered Approach to Mental Health, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Working with Behaviorally Challenging Students.  

    The University of Mary Washington will also host a session on UMW admissions including an admissions and faculty panel and a tour of the campus.  

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    If you need to travel the evening prior,  we have a special rate of $99 at  Hyatt Place, 1241Emancipation Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

    Booking Link:  VASCHOOL

    Please call 1-800-55-HYATT for reservations using the group booking code below.  Group Code: G-VSCA

    Registration begins at 8:30 and a Continental Breakfast will be from 7:45 am to 8:45 am.  The conference starts at 9:00.  

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Karla Allen

    VSCA PD Chair

    The Virginia School Counselor Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6606. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Virginia School Counselor Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.     


Annual Conference


VSCA Conference

October 18-20, 2023

Hampton, VA

Why Hampton?

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