CSPP students attend MSCA Annual Conference


Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) graduate students, along with Dr. Carolyn Berger and Dr. Marguerite Ohrtman, traveled to the Minnesota School Counselor Association Annual Conference, April 28-May 1.

Over 25 students from the program attended, along side over 550 school counselors from across the state. Students participated in the graduate student social, attended and presented at workshops, and participated in the awards banquet. Three groups of students from CSPP presented.

Presentation 1 (above left): “Weathering the Storm: Helping students and families benefit from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP).” The presentation was original research the group started last year exploring the knowledge of school counselors and the MFIP.

Presentation 2 (above right): “Row Your Boat: Self-care and Resiliency for School Counselors.” The presentation was based on data that was collected from school counselors in the state related to their caseloads and resiliency/self-care.

Presentation 3: (not pictured): Cristina Silva Gleason, Abbie Mayfield, Anastasia Osbeck, and Dr. Carolyn Berger presented “Best Practices for Supporting Gender Nonconforming Students.” Their presentation focused on helping school counselors understand how to best advocate for gender nonconforming students and make school a safe and welcoming place where all students are set up for success.

Presentation 4 (not pictured): Dr. Marguerite Ohrtman and Dr. Carolyn Berger also presented on “Ethical Issues in Supervision.”

Congratulations to all of the CSPP students and faculty who attended!