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Professional Development Opportunities

Good professional development can be hard to find for school counselors. OSCA committed to providing relevant and meaningful professional development to our members and school counselors through offerings such as the All Ohio Counselors Conference and Summer Academy. We are also committed to sharing professional development opportunities throughout the state and region. Visit or follow our Professional Development Blog to see what is available.

  • 25 Jul 2019 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Gestalt Columbus is pleased to announce that they are hosting an incredible play therapy training July 25-27, 2019Lynn Stadler with the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA, will lead this three day series in Gestalt Play Therapy.

    This interactive workshop allows participants a hands on experience as they learn the dynamic Oaklander Model of play therapy through demonstrations and direct work with clay, drawings, and projective cards.

    The Oaklander Model is a Gestalt approach to play therapy. This highly creative and effective model prioritizes the therapist/client relationship and is focused on honoring the child’s process rather than interpreting behaviors.

    For Counselors, Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, School Counselors and Staff working Clinically with Children and Adolescents.


    • Thursday, July 25 – Saturday, July 27, 2019
    • 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Hands on Art Barn / 5929 Big Walnut Rd. / Galena, OH 43021
    • 18 CE hours for LPC, LPCC(S), LSW, LISW(S)
    • Learn more and register on our website
  • 19 Jun 2019 8:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The National Hope 4 the Wounded Conference will be held June 17-19, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

    Registration is now open for this event that focuses on a wide range of topics related to working with at-risk youth and trauma. The event is hosted by the Ohio Children's Alliance and Hope 4 the Wounded Foundation.

  • 14 May 2019 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    6th Annual Trauma-Informed Care Summit: "Creating Environments of Resiliency and Hope in Ohio"

    May 14-15, 2019 / Marriott Columbus University Area / Columbus, OH

    Register Here: http://www.ohiochildrensalliance.org/events/ticsummit/

    The purpose of the Summit is to move our systems beyond trauma informed to trauma competent through:

    • Advancing the understanding of the role of culture in understanding trauma including an awareness of disparity as well as practical tools and guidance in responding to trauma;
    • Providing information to advance trauma competence in communities, agencies, and organizations;
    • Supporting opportunities for networking among like-minded individuals;
    • Advancing Ohio’s trauma-informed approaches with consistent messages.
  • 24 Apr 2019 4:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Military Interstate Children’s Compact (MIC3) invites those in the West Central, Central and Southwest region of the state to attend the MIC3 Rutan State Council and Summit Purple Up! Day 2019. The event is open to Purple Star Schools and the larger community of military families & service members/veterans. Click here to view a flier for more details. 

    The MIC3 Rutan State Council and Summit … Purple Up! Day 2019

    • Wednesday April 24, 2019 / 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
    • Jones Room at Twin Base Golf Course / Wright-Patterson AFB

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