Professional Development Opportunities

NHSCA Calendar of Events

This calendar includes NHSCA sponsored meetings and events in addition to other local conferences and workshops that may be of interest to NH school counselors.

If you have an event that you'd like to share on this calendar with NH school counselors, please contact the Sharon Nix at nhsca12@gmail.com.

The inclusion or exclusion of any events should in no way imply endorsement or discredit by the New Hampshire School Counselor Association.

Upcoming events

    • 19 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Welcoming Light/Harbor Homes - 45 High St., Nashua

    FEBRUARY 19, 2018







    ***Free Professional Development Opportunity***

    Sponsored by the Nashua School District & NHSCA, Merrimack Region

    When: February 19, 2018

    Where: Welcoming Light/Harbor Homes
    45 High Street Nashua NH                                
    (free parking due to holiday)

    Clinician Breakfast (8:00-9:30am)

    An opportunity for school counselors, psychologists and other student services staff to meet and greet each other and local mental health professionals. Time will be given to discuss student needs and areas of expertise.

    We hope that mental health providers come and meet educators & explore referral resources.

    9:30-11:00 RESILIENCE (Screening & Discussion)

    Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress-the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

    **For those who have seen the film, possible alternative addressing student mental health **


    12:00-3:00 Toxic Stress and Anxiety:
    Supporting Students in School

    This workshop will be an optimum time to discuss the stressors and mental health needs of the children in our schools. With a world café-style format and essential questions and scenarios, participants will share and process the needs of their students, staff and school communities. In addition, they will have opportunities to discuss how these issues impact student needs and job responsibilities.

    RSVP: To Amy Jo. Space is limited.   education@bridgesnh.org

    Join us for any session.

    Attendance certificates will be available for each component.


    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • NHHEAF

    The ACT® test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. On Friday, March 16, 2018, join ACT staff as they conduct a workshop looking at how ACT solutions can benefit New Hampshire students and schools.

    From 10 a.m. to 12 noon, we invite school counselors and curriculum developers for grades 6 – 12 to join us to review the ACT Test, test preparation resources for students including OpenEd, a FREE “smart library” with access to the largest online instructional platform for K-12 educators, the PreACT Test, and ACT Tessera, ACT’s new assessment designed to help K-12 educators measure and evaluate 6-12th grade students’ SEL skills, while determining their strengths and areas for improvement, and identifying interventions to help them succeed. ACT Profile, the company’s free college and career planning assessment tool, will also be discussed.

    At 12:30 p.m., we encourage Career & Technical Educators (CTE) to join the conversation as we move to a review of ACT’s WorkKeys® Suite, a comprehensive program that aligns, builds and certifies the skills needed for workplace success.

    Lunch is provided and will be served at 12 noon (CTE staff are welcome to join us for lunch)

    • 28 Mar 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • NHTI, Concord

    Mindfulness at School: Educators and Students in the Present

    Rick Alleva, Ed.D., Child, Youth, and Family Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension,  and


     Dan Huston, NHTI professor and author, Communicating Mindfully.


    March 28, 2018

    in Trulson Conference Room, Grappone Building, New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH

    3:00-5:30 p.m.


    Register by emailing Martha Madsen, Capital Region Chair, at mmmadsengr@gmail.com


    3:00-3:10 Registration, healthy refreshments, introductions.

    3:10-4:00 Rick Alleva will present on resources and best practices for bringing mindfulness and social emotional learning to children in schools.

    4:10-4:30 Dan Huston will lead us in a mindfulness exercise.

    4:30- 5:10 Rick and Dan will talk about how to bring mindfulness into our daily interactions, such that it can become a way of life that helps us not only manage stress but also treat ourselves and others with authentic respect, and helps us to identify and modify unproductive patterns of behavior, and live more satisfying lives.

    5:10-5:25 Questions and answers.

    5:25-5:30 Evaluations completed, certificates distributed.



    • 07 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • SNHU
    • Destination College registration is now open! Please remind students that both the student and the parent need to register for the workshops. The event will take place on April 7, 2018 at Southern New Hampshire University.
    • a.    We are looking for volunteers for “check-in” – and stay all day if you would like to see what the day is all about so you can share with your students and families. Volunteers will greet families, hand out registration materials and steer families to the opening session. Check in will begin bright and early (!) at 7:00am and run through approximately 9am. All volunteers will receive a cool new t-shirt and our undying appreciation! J Please send an email to Karen Collins at kcollins@gsmr.org if you are interested in joining us in your spiffy new shirt!
    • b.    DC Speech Contest entries due 2/23/18 – encourage your high school seniors to submit their 3-5 minute speeches sharing their advice to high school juniors about the college admissions process at destinationcollege.org.
    • 13 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 2 Pillsbury St., 5th Floor, Concord, NH

    "Play Therapy in School"


    WHEN: April 13 and 14  9:00 to 5:00





    WHO: Plymouth State University:


    INSTRUCTORS:   Lynda True-Carter, SB-RPT, DeeDee Nold, RPT-S


    CREDITS: 1 Tuition Credit and 22.5 APT hours.


    This class covers the current efficacy of play therapy, many play therapy techniques, canine assist play therapy and much more.


    Contact:  DeeDee: djnold@plymouth.edu

    • 25 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • White Mountains Community College

    K-12 school counselors from across the North Country are invited to join colleagues for our annual training day, held at White Mountains Community College. This training will be held Friday, May 25, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Past events

02 Feb 2018 College 101 Workshop - NHHEAF
24 Jan 2018 NHSCA - Online Board Meeting
03 Nov 2017 Trauma/Suicide Connection Workshop
20 Oct 2017 2017 NHSCA Annual Fall Conference
07 Aug 2017 Summer Executive Board Meeting
18 May 2017 NHSCA Executive Board Closing Meeting and Dinner
29 Mar 2017 Change Direction on Mental Health in New Hampshire: What can school counselors do?
20 Feb 2017 Merrimack Regional Meeting, Feb 20, 2017
19 Jan 2017 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
17 Oct 2016 2016 NHSCA Annual Fall Conference
23 Sep 2016 NHSCA September Board of Directors Meeting 2016
16 Aug 2016 New England Reach Higher Convening
02 Aug 2016 NHSCA Summer Board of Directors Meeting 2016
20 May 2016 Suicide Prevention & Postvention Training: Strategies for Schools
15 Apr 2016 College for Students With Learning Differences and Youth-In-Transition
24 Mar 2016 NHSCA Board of Directors Meeting
18 Mar 2016 Seacoast Regional Meeting
14 Mar 2016 Monadnock Regional Meeting Therapist / School Counselor Breakfast
07 Mar 2016 Khan Academy/College Board Free SAT Test Prep
15 Feb 2016 Merrimack Regional Meeting
01 Feb 2016 National School Counselor Week
19 Jan 2016 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
19 Nov 2015 Hatching Results
17 Nov 2015 Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices
06 Nov 2015 Lunch & Learn About Dual NH!
26 Oct 2015 School Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention
23 Oct 2015 Financial Aid 201
16 Oct 2015 2015 Annual Fall Conference
25 Sep 2015 College 101 Training
24 Sep 2015 NHSCA Board of Directors Meeting
22 Sep 2015 Problematic Absenteeism including School Refusal
21 Sep 2015 Problematic Absenteeism
12 Aug 2015 2015 Conference on School Culture, Climate, and Positive Behavior Support
04 Aug 2015 NHSCA Summer Board of Directors Meeting
09 Jun 2015 Monadnock Regional Spring Meeting
29 May 2015 NHSCA Executive Board Closing Meeting and Dinner
22 May 2015 Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices
22 May 2015 4th Annual Northeast PBIS Network Leadership Forum
09 Apr 2015 Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices
01 Apr 2015 SOS Signs of Suicide High School Prevention Program
24 Mar 2015 Seacoast Counselors’ Regional Meeting -CALM Training
23 Mar 2015 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
16 Mar 2015 Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices
19 Jan 2015 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
04 Dec 2014 Having Hard Conversations
17 Nov 2014 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
17 Nov 2014 NHSCA Fall Conference
07 Nov 2014 Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices
23 Oct 2014 Merrimack Valley Regional Meeting
14 Oct 2014 The Magic Continues: Presented by SERESC, NELMS and NHAMLE
10 Oct 2014 NHHEAF Workshop for Middle School Counselors: Prepare Your Students For College
22 Sep 2014 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
22 Sep 2014 RAMP Camp
19 Sep 2014 Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices
20 Aug 2014 2014 Summer Conference on School Culture, Climate & Positive Behavior Support
13 Aug 2014 Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices
07 Aug 2014 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
15 Jul 2014 Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices
06 Jul 2014 2nd Annual NJACAC Summer College Tour!
29 Jun 2014 ASCA National Conference
06 Jun 2014 Anxiety and Depression in Adolescent Girls
30 May 2014 Research and Strategies for Identifying Those At-Risk for Suicide
28 May 2014 NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative - Collective Impact Summit
23 May 2014 Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices
23 May 2014 Media Literacy for Safe and Healthy Choices: Upper Elementary Curriculum Teacher Training
23 May 2014 North Country Annual Meeting
16 May 2014 An Educator's Guide to Psychiatric Medications
15 May 2014 Bullying &Autism Spectrum Disorders Why it Happens and What to Do
14 May 2014 Merrimack Regional Meeting: Mental Health Roundtable
09 May 2014 NHSCA Executive Board Closing Meeting and Dinner
09 May 2014 Being a More Effective Educator or Counselor through Increased Awareness
02 May 2014 ADHD and Its Impact in the Classroom—Conference
18 Apr 2014 Incorporating Yoga, Relaxation, Visualization, and Movement into Your Classroom and Curriculum
17 Apr 2014 Engaging Families with Behavioral Challenges: Strategies For Collaborating School and Community Resources
17 Apr 2014 Lakes Regional Meeting
16 Apr 2014 Supporting Students with Asperger's and Other Socially Challenging Disorders
11 Apr 2014 Nervous and Unhappy: Teen Anxiety and Depression
10 Apr 2014 Monadnock Regional Meeting NH Children's Behavioral Health Initiative
07 Apr 2014 Train The Trainer Curriculum Introduction - Webinar
07 Apr 2014 Enhancing and Accommodating Executive Skill Development Across the Tiers: An RTIFriendly Approach
05 Apr 2014 Motivation, ADHD, and Learning
05 Apr 2014 U.S. Air Force Academy Forum
05 Apr 2014 Destination College -- NHHEAF
04 Apr 2014 Play Therapy in School
03 Apr 2014 Handling Bully Problems in Education: Q/A for School Professionals
28 Mar 2014 Dancing With Many Partners Without Stepping on Toes: Fostering Effective Collaboration among Families, Schools, Therapists and Physicians
26 Mar 2014 Classroom Interventions for Children with ADHD
25 Mar 2014 Seacoast Counselors’ Regional Meeting
21 Mar 2014 Taking Evolutionary Approach to Wellness
20 Mar 2014 BREAKING THE CYCLE: Exploring the Role of Stress in Escalating or De-escalating Conflict in School
19 Mar 2014 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
13 Mar 2014 DIR Floortime... DIR 101: Overview of the DIR Model and Floortime Intervention
12 Mar 2014 Social Thinking, Social Issues, and Social Skills Groups for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
08 Mar 2014 Practical Techniques and Strategies for Coaching Children and Teens
06 Mar 2014 Developing The Inner Leader In YOU
05 Mar 2014 Effective Responses to Challenging Student Behavior (K-12)
21 Feb 2014 Fundamentals of Coaching Children and Teens: Principles, Practice and Power
13 Feb 2014 Got Grit?
07 Feb 2014 Dangerous Juveniles: Navigating The Stormy Seas Of Behavior
05 Feb 2014 Student Voice Symposium
05 Feb 2014 Life Space Crisis Intervention course begins
22 Jan 2014 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
13 Jan 2014 Second Annual Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference
10 Jan 2014 Selective Mutism: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Assessment and Treatment
10 Jan 2014 Monadnock Regional Meeting Therapist / School Counselor Breakfast
10 Dec 2013 “Interested but Odd” Social/Emotional/Behavioral Competence for Adolescents with High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder with Teresa Bolick, Ph.D., BCBA-D
15 Nov 2013 NHSCA Fall Conference: School Counselors and Community; Collaborating to Address Mental Health Challenges in Schools
14 Nov 2013 A Statewide Conversation on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
28 Oct 2013 NHHEAF Train the Trainer Workshop - Elementary and Middle School Programming
24 Sep 2013 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
16 Sep 2013 Reception for Professor Emeritus Susan Theberge
13 Aug 2013 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
30 Jun 2013 ASCA Delegate Assembly and National Conference
29 May 2013 NH Children’s Behavioral Health Plan Regional Presentation
20 May 2013 NH Children’s Behavioral Health Plan Regional Presentation
16 May 2013 NH Children’s Behavioral Health Plan Regional Presentation
14 May 2013 NH Children’s Behavioral Health Plan Regional Presentation
10 May 2013 NHSCA Executive Board Closing Meeting and Dinner
08 May 2013 “Understanding Bullying for Parents and Professionals Caring for Children with Mental illness”
03 May 2013 NH Children’s Behavioral Health Plan Regional Presentation
19 Apr 2013 SOS! Function Based Interventions and Assessment for Classroom Teachers
16 Apr 2013 NH Children’s Behavioral Health Plan Regional Presentation
11 Apr 2013 Merrimack Regional Meeting
06 Apr 2013 Professional Development: Experiential Play Therapy, 1 Credit
02 Apr 2013 Seacoast Region Counselors Breakfast - "College and Career Ready"
29 Mar 2013 Dangerous Juveniles: Navigating the Stormy Seas of Behavior
23 Mar 2013 Destination College -- NHHEAF
21 Mar 2013 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
26 Feb 2013 Destination: College
15 Feb 2013 Developing the Inner Leader in You
01 Feb 2013 One Day LSCI Refresher Training
01 Feb 2013 Professional Development: Play Therapy for Special Populations, 1 Credit
24 Jan 2013 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
24 Jan 2013 Building Classroom Systems of Positive Behavior Support
18 Jan 2013 Enhancing Schoolwide Climate and Discipline Using Data for Decision Making and Problem Solving
16 Nov 2012 Meeting of New England and Atlantic States Association Boards
16 Nov 2012 Financial Aid 201 Guidance Counselor Training
16 Nov 2012 School Climate 2.0 Half Day Conference
14 Nov 2012 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
02 Nov 2012 Guidance Counselor Intern Training
27 Oct 2012 Nonviolent Communication as a Foundation for Mediation
26 Oct 2012 NHSCA Annual Conference - Knowing We Make A Difference!
11 Oct 2012 Professional Development: Play Therapy: Beyond the Basics, 1 Credit
05 Oct 2012 Middle School Counselor Workshop
21 Sep 2012 College 101 Guidance Counselor Training
10 Sep 2012 NHSCA Executive Board Meeting
09 Aug 2012 Professional Development: Play Therapy for the Traumatized Child, 1 Credit
23 Jul 2012 2012 NHSCA Fall Conference Planning Committee Meeting
09 Jul 2012 2012 NHSCA Fall Conference Planning Committee Meeting
01 Jun 2012 The Annual June School Climate & Learning NH Conference
11 May 2012 NHSCA Board Meeting
03 Apr 2012 NH CEBIS @ SERESC Angry Smile Workshop
23 Mar 2012 NHSCA Board Meeting
16 Mar 2012 2012 Massachusetts Conference on Bullying at Harvard Law School
09 Feb 2012 Life Space Crisis Intervention course
06 Feb 2012 National School Counseling Week 2012
18 Jan 2012 January NHSCA Board Meeting
31 Dec 2011 Deadline for 2011-2012 NH Counselor of the Year Nominations
14 Dec 2011 Seacoast Regional Meeting
29 Nov 2011 Seacoast Regional Meeting - Rescheduled for Wednesday, December 14
15 Nov 2011 NHSCA Board Meeting
03 Nov 2011 ACT 2011 College and Career Readiness Workshop
28 Oct 2011 2011 NHSCA Annual Fall Conference
27 Oct 2011 Preconference for 2011 NHSCA Annual Fall Conference
28 Sep 2011 ACT 2011 College and Career Readiness Workshop
26 Jul 2011 36th Annual NEACAC Summer Institute
29 Jun 2011 Free Bullying Workshop w/Dr. Malcolm Smith
25 Jun 2011 ASCA Annual Conference
23 Jun 2011 ASCA Delgate Assembly & Annual Meeting
26 May 2011 NHSCA Lakes Region End of the Year Get Together
12 May 2011 NHSCA Board Meeting & Annual Dinner
06 May 2011 The Angry or Anxious Student
17 Apr 2011 Consortium of Vermont Colleges Guidance Counselor Bus Tour
15 Apr 2011 NHSCA Newsletter Articles Due
06 Apr 2011 Friendship, Social Power and Bullying: Where to Draw the Lines?
28 Mar 2011 NHHEAF Discover U
26 Mar 2011 NHHEAF Destination College
18 Mar 2011 NHSCA Board Meeting
11 Mar 2011 Middle School College Awareness
01 Mar 2011 ASCA Early Bird Deadline
07 Feb 2011 School Counseling Week
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