Mission Statement

The mission of the Kentucky School Counselor Association (KSCA) is to represent professional school counselors and promote ethical practices and professionalism.  KSCA empowers professional school counselors with knowledge, skills, connections and resources to support academic, career and personal/social development of all students.



About Us

The Kentucky School Counselor Association is a non-profit organization that represents Kentucky school counselors. We are made up of an elected board, appointed positions, and community liasons. We support school counselors through professional development, resources, and advocacy at the state and national level. We empower school counselors to lead systemic change by delivering to all students an ASCA National Model Program, aligned with state standards for academic, personal/social, and career development.

Join KSCA!

We would encourage you to connect with other counselors by joining our membership. Your first year as a member is on us! If you attend our conference in March your membership is included in the conference fee. If you would like to become a member now, follow the link to complete the application!


KSCA Membership Benefits and Services:

Annual Conference- from nationally recognized speakers to professional networking and informal exchanges of ideas.

Professional Development Workshops-skill-building experiences provided by quality trainers.

Continuing Education and EILA – approved CE Clock Hours provider including Effective Leadership Credit for both skill-building workshops and the annual conference featuring nationally known presenters.

Professional Communication – frequent updates on the Web-site and Listserv, quarterly newsletter/eNews, annual ASCA eJournal with research applications and effective practices, and tip sheets on hot topics through ASCA.

Advocacy – protecting clients and promoting the profession by advocating public policy and legislation at the state and national level.

Affiliations-networking for advocacy and resources with state, regional, and national associations.

Lana Pennington Scholarship - A $750 scholarship awarded to an individual working toward their School Counseling Certification.

Grants – technical support in identifying and applying for potential funding for counseling programs.

Networking/Mentoring – for graduate students, beginning and experienced counselors; support from leaders at the regional, state, and national levels.

Graduate Student Services – special programming at conference, extensive networking and opportunities/services section online.

Helpline Assistance – free phone consultation with the KSCA Executive Director.


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