Summer Academy 2021

August 9th, 2021 - Virtual

Welcome to the 15th Annual Summer Academy!

Wisconsin School Counselor Association 15th Annual Summer Academy

Virtual Attendance  |  Zoom

9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Monday, August 9th, 2021

Save the date for this classic WSCA event!

Get ready for the 2021-2022 return to school in our “new normal” by engaging in professional development at the 2021 WSCA Summer Academy! Take a deep dive into these full-day trainings sharing tools that you can implement right away.

Session Details

Planned Workshop Topics:

  • Anxiety/Mental Health and Helping Students in School
  • Equitable Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in School Counseling
  • Trauma Responsive Schools
  • School Counselors as Leaders in Social Emotional Learning

Specific workshop details will be added below as presentations are finalized

Presenter: Dr. David Jacobi

Anxiety/Mental Health and Helping Students in School

Presentation Description: Join in for the return of Dr. Jacobi, who presented one of our most viewed and highly regarded online learning sessions!  His expertise in anxiety will help propel your knowledge to the next level.

Presenter Bio:  David M. Jacobi, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who serves as the clinical director for Rogers Behavioral Health in Sheboygan, where he provides supervision and training for its team of behavioral specialists and therapists.  Dr. Jacobi specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. Prior to his current role, he was the lead psychologist of Child and Adolescent CBT Services for Rogers Behavioral Health System.

Dr. Jacobi has an extensive practice background in the treatment of anxiety disorders in the United States and Canada and has conducted research related to OCD and anxiety. He received his doctorate from Chicago Medical School, and completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Jacobi has presented to numerous clinical and academic audiences at the local, regional, and national levels. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation and has served as one of the trainers for its Behavior Therapy Training Institute, an intensive training course in cognitive behavioral therapy for mental health professionals.

Equitable Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in School Counseling

Presentation Description:  The last year has brought collective trauma as we navigate a global pandemic, racial trauma and economic uncertainty. School counselors can serve as experts in integrating trauma informed efforts to address student and educator trauma across multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). This session will include highlight the recent book in the ASCA National Model series, Making MTSS Work. Attend this session to learn about trauma and the impact on the brain and strategies to meet the learning, social/emotional and behavioral needs of all, some and few in K-12 settings. Teams will leave with action plans on how to create trauma informed systems, strategies to support student and staff social/emotional wellness and a plan for continued self-care.

Presenter Bio:  Dr. Jennifer Betters-Bubon is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator in Counselor Education and the Richard and Veronica Telfer Endowed Faculty Fellow of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She received a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.Ed from Boston University and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin. Her work includes teaching clinical and school counseling courses and focuses on the barriers that impact K-12 students’ success.  Of particular interest is the role of data-driven practice, advocacy and leadership in transforming the role of the school counselor. In addition, she is passionate about examining the role and leadership school counselors have within multi-tier models of support (e.g., RTI, PBIS) and working with public schools to help student services teams align their work within an MTSS framework.  Prior to her role in academia, Dr. Betters-Bubon spent 11 years working as a school counselor and a year as a special education teacher. Her research agenda focuses on the school counselor role within multi-tiered systems of support as well as trauma informed schools. She is co-editor of The School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Making MTSS Work and has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Betters-Bubon is a licensed school counselor and professional counselor in Wisconsin. She lives in Stoughton, WI with her partner, Tim, and children.

Presenter: Jennifer Betters-Bubon
Presenter: Linda S Metcalf

Counseling Toward Solutions - An Opportunity to Create Success in ALL Students

This presentation has been cancelled due to a speaker conflict.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Trauma Responsive Schools

Presentation Description: This training will teach school professionals how to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms. The training focuses on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. Lastly, proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety and promoting play are presented. It will provide detailed information and concrete actions that answer not just the “why” but also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students and the school professionals who serve them.

Presenter Bio: I am a Professional School Counselor at Jack Young Middle School in Baraboo, WI. I have been a Counselor in Baraboo for the past 13 years. I am a Certified Trauma and Resilience Coach along with a Trauma Trainer. I have been teaching five Trauma Courses through STARR for the past 3 years. I am a wife, mother of two boys, and a dog lover. I love hiking, being outside, and reading. I believe in self-care and am passionate about my work.

Presenter: Christina Olson
Presenters: Teri LeSage, TIffany Schuette, Gary Gampbell

School Counselors as Leaders in Social Emotional Learning

Presentation Description:  Social emotional learning is the core of what school counselors do.  This trio of experts will help you to enhance your leadership and facilitation skills when implementing Wisconsin SEL standards in your schools.

Presenter Bios: Teri LeSage, TIffany Schuette, Gary Gampbell


Presentation Description: DATA FOR BEGINNERS (WSCPAR TRAINING) – Learn how completing a Wisconsin School Counseling Program Accountability Report (WSCPAR) can help you with writing SLOs, promoting your program, and utilizing data to show how your program is impacting students.  Your instructors will walk step-by-step through the data process and you will learn what makes an impactful graph, how to write SMART Goals (which can lead to SLOs), and more.  You’ll hear tips and suggestions about how to approach the process nd how to submit your WSCPAR application (which can be submitted by November 22nd, 2021).

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED DATA IN PRACTICE FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS – Are you ready for the next level of data use in practice?  Bring your existing data, or use our samples, and join your instructors to learn how to showcase your data.  Your instructors will guide you through how to analyze data, including working with MS Excel, creating graphs, presenting data to others, and how to effectively use data in your program.  This is for data experienced counselors who want to dig deep and have ample work time to apply what you’ve learned.

Presenter Bio: Sarah Flier is an elementary school counselor in the Hudson School District.  She has been a school counselor for 14 years, with experience at the middle school level as well.  Her program at Willow River earned the Program of Promise 2017-2020 and she serves as an ASCA Model trainer as well as a co-director for the Data and ASCA Model committee.  She was the 2020 Wisconsin School Counselor of the Year and is a 2021 ASCA School Counselor of the Year Finalis

Presenter: Sarah Flier

Registration Information

Below you will find the registration prices listed. We have taken requests for more interaction between counselors and their administrators to heart and have decided to provide registration to attend any summer academy session(s) free of charge to your administrators. If you see a session (or a few) that seem like they would open up discussion and collaboration within your building, please encourage them to register!

Registration Fees:

WSCA Member – $20

Student – $15

Non-member – $35

Administrators – FREE

Click here for a printable registration form, or register online below.