ASCA Podcast

ASCA Podcast


Latest Episodes

Episode 9: Addressing School Climate
December 23, 2019

Today we sit down with one of the 2019 School Counselor of the Year finalists, Jan Desmarais-Morse. Jan recognized that the school climate at her middle school was at one time struggling. Hear how she took action to address the problem.

Episode 8: Tragedy to Triumph
August 29, 2019

Hear from victim-turned-hero and 2019 ASCA Conference keynoter Jeff Bauman. Show notes:  Below are resources mentioned in this episode: US Department of Education: Practical Information on Crisis Planning Brochure– Preparing Your School for a Crisis Sa...

Episode 7: Leveling the Playing Field
February 25, 2019

Hear from Geoffrey Canada, one of the keynote speakers at the 2019 ASCA Annual Conference in Boston, Mass. In his 20-plus years with the Harlem Children’s Zone, Canada has become nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping disadvantaged child...

Episode 6: 2019 School Counselor of the Year
February 05, 2019

In honor of National School Counseling week, we sit down with the 2019 School Counselor of the Year, Brian Coleman, to discuss his high-performing, diverse school and the unique challenges and opportunities that poses.

Episode 5: ‘Tis the Season
December 20, 2018

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, right? While for most of us the holiday season is a time to relax, eat, spend time with loved ones and exchange gifts, some students may not have that same warm, inviting experience.

Episode 4: Parent Involvement
November 15, 2018

In honor of National Parent Involvement Day, hear how two school counselors creatively involve parents, particularly from an equity perspective, to better students’ educational experience and outcomes.

Episode 3: Don’t Stress
November 02, 2018

Life can be stressful both for school counselors and the students they serve. Hear how two school counselors manage the stress of the job by practicing self-care, while also teaching stress management strategies to their students.

Episode 2: The Father of Modern School Counseling
September 11, 2018

Hear from Norman Gysbers, Ph.D., the father of modern school counseling, about the history and evolution of the school counseling profession, what he sees for its future and advice he has for those in the field.

Episode 1: 13 Reasons Why
May 18, 2018

With the release of Season 2 of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” we sit down with the show’s creator, Brian Yorkey. Hear Yorkey’s inspiration for the show, his experience working on a series dealing with such difficult topics and what we can expect...

Episode 2: The Father of Modern School Counseling
May 18, 2018

Hear from Norman Gysbers, Ph.D., the father of modern school counseling, about the history and evolution of the school counseling profession, what he sees for its future and advice he has for those in the field.