Counselors Symposium

  • Participants in the Counselors Symposium will be provided training opportunities focused on mental health, counseling curriculum and college and career readiness. During trainings, participants will build collaborative relationships with other counselors and mental health providers, as well as receive relevant information to better serve our youth. In addition to training offered, technical assistance will be provided.

    10 Professional Learning Opportunities which may include:

    • Crisis response and intervention (suicide, grief, trauma, child abuse, school violence and safety)
    • Counseling skill development (specific techniques, such as cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused counseling, strength-based counseling, mindfulness/stress management)
    • Addressing student issues (grief, trauma, suicide, depression, anxiety, aggression, substance abuse, discipline and disruptive behaviors)
    • Legal updates and regulations, ethics for mental health professionals and school counselors
    • Group guidance/counseling lessons and techniques
    • Bullying, cyber-bullying, sexting, foster care, homeless
    • Career and college readiness from PK through 12th grade
    • ApplyTexas, Texas OnCourse, and Reach Higher Initiative (60x30TX Challenge)

    Technical Support

    • Master scheduling
    • HB5 graduation requirements and endorsements
    • Personal graduation plan (PGP) and the Academic Achievement Record (AAR)
    • Unlimited technical support via email or phone


  • $1200 per participant


  • Amy Shedd
    Amy Shedd
    M.Ed. Counseling Specialist
    361-573-0731 Ext. 240

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