School Counseling/MTSS Alignment
With high ratios, injustices and equity gaps, as well as students’ rising mental health needs, school counselors are busy. How can we work more efficiently and effectively to best serve every student? Learn to align your school counseling program with a multitiered system of supports (MTSS) to maximize your capacity to serve students.
Begin with an introduction to school counseling/MTSS alignment, such as how to integrate school counseling and MTSS, Tier 1 data, systems and practices. Then, dive deeper into data-informed school counseling/MTSS alignment, culturally sustaining MTSS, infusing a trauma-informed lens into MTSS, making systemic changes, Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports, and universal mental health screening. Walk away with practical strategies you can use tomorrow to align your school counseling program with MTSS.
After attending this workshop, you should be able to:
- Discuss the background and research supporting MTSS
- Explain how to align your school counseling programs with MTSS
- Describe school counseling/MTSS alignment as a culturally sustaining, evidence-based, trauma-informed practice
- Discuss the school counseling/MTSS alignment’s focus on data, systems and practices
- Identify school counseling strategies for implementation at Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3
- Implement universal mental health screening within the MTSS system
About the Presenters:
- Emily Goodman-Scott, Ph.D., is an associate professor, assistant department chair, grad-uate program director and school counseling coordinator at Old Dominion University in Virginia.
- Jennifer Betters-Bubon, Ph.D., is an associate professor and program coordinator (school and clinical mental health counseling) at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.
- Jacob Olsen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and school counseling coordinator at California State University – Long Beach.
- Peg Donohue, Ph.D., is an associate professor and school counseling program coordinator at Central Connecticut State University.
The presenters are all former school counselors who were leaders in their school’s MTSS. Now as school counseling faculty, they conduct trainings and workshops around the U.S. and have published countless studies and two books, including ASCA’s "Making MTSS Work," on school counselors’ roles in MTSS.
Schedule: Full-day training; 0.6 CEUs available to attendees
To bring this professional development workshop to your district, e-mail Jennifer Walsh.
*The workshop may be adjusted to some extent based on participants’ needs and progress. *In circumstances requiring extensive travel arrangements, additional fees may apply.