Two School Counselor Surveys
1. My name is Jack Simons, and I am an Assistant Professor of School Counseling at Mercy College in New York. I invite you to participate in an online study to support the development of the School Counselor Sexual Minority Advocacy Competency Scale, a tool that may be used to train school counselors who participate in either counselor education or professional development. If you are a certified school counselor who is presently employed full-time in a middle school, junior high school, or high school, I would greatly appreciate your participation -- if you have not participated yet.
When you have finished the survey, you have the option to enter a raffle for one of 20 $20 Amazon gift cards. A literature review and a subsequent survey research study have shown that school counselor advocacy activity related to lesbian, gay, and bisexual students varies. The survey is anonymous, and takes about 20-25 minutes to complete. If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on the following link.
2. National Survey of School Counselors High School Counselors, are you interested in sharing your experiences and insights? The first 400 who participate in this brief School Counselor Study will receive a $10 Amazon gift card in return. Here is the link:
                                       2016 VSCA Fall Conference


VSCA 2016 Elementary School Counselor of the Year- Jacqueline Slemaker

VSCA 2016 Secondary School Counselor of the Year- Jessica Vogt

VSCA 2016 Principal of the Year- Deia Champ

VSCA 2016 Principal of the Year- Dr. Greg Ecroyd

VSCA Graduate Student of the Year- Stephanie Smith-Durkin



2016-2017 Health and Education Awareness Dates.

VSCA is a state chapter of the American School Counselor Association

Dues payments, contributions or gifts to VSCA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of VSCA's lobbying activities defined by the Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. VSCA estimates that the nondeductible portion of your 2014 dues (the portion that is devoted to lobbying)
is 29 percent. 
Almost 1/3 of your membership dues go to lobbying for school counselors in Richmond with the legislators, DOE, and State Board of Education!!!

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.