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KCA & KSCA 2023 CONFERENCE


KCA/KSCA Professional Member (2 Day Conference) – $220.00

KCA/KSCA Student OR Retired Member (1 Day Conference) – $110.00

KCA/KSCA Student OR Retired Member (2 Day Conference) – $120.00

NON-KCA/KSCA Member (1 Day Conference) – $165.00

NON-KCA/KSCA Member (2 Day Conference) – $265.00

2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:  

Dr. Edil Torres Rivera and Houston Kraft

Thursday, March 9th: Houston Kraft


Houston Kraft is a professional speaker, author, curriculum designer, and kindness advocate who speaks at schools, conferences, and events internationally. He has spoken to over a half a million people at 600 engagements and counting. He is the co-founder of CharacterStrong - trainings and curriculums that create more compassionate cultures in schools and communities. They work with 2,500. schools serving over 1 million students with their content. In 2019, he was featured by Lay’s on BBQ and Jalapeño chip bags for their “Spreading Smiles” campaign. His first book, Deep Kindness, is being published by Simon & Schuster September 22, 2020.

More information HERE




















Friday, March 10th: Dr. Edil Torres-Rivera


Dr. Edil Torres-Rivera was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He was part of the United States Army for 12 years, and while in active duty he was able to complete a master in clinical mental health from Boston University while stationed in Germany. In 1991 while stationed at the United Army Military Academy in West Point New York he was recruited by the Counseling Psychology Program Coordinator of the University of Connecticut to begin doctoral studies in counseling psychology with a concentration in "Multicultural Counseling." After completing his doctoral work (July, 1995), Dr. Torres-Rivera was hired by the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department at the University of Nevada, Reno as an associate professor in the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department. 

Dr. Edil Torres Rivera is interested in multicultural counseling, counseling for social justice, group work, chaos theory, liberation psychology, technology, supervision, multicultural counseling, prisons, Puerto Rican studies, identity development, and gang-related behavior. Specifically, his primary research focuses on complexity and how indigenous healing techniques are a necessary ingredient when working with ethnic minority populations in the United States. Dr. Torres has additional interests in studying the implications of social injustice and oppression in counseling and psychotherapy with ethnic minorities with school age Latine/x in the United States. His work has appeared in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and DevelopmentJournal of Counseling and DevelopmentJournal of Addictions and Offender CounselingRadical Psychology JournalJournal of Humanistic CounselingEducation and DevelopmentIntervention in School and Clinic JournalCounselor Education and Supervision JournalJournal for Specialists in Group WorkJournal of Psychological PracticeEducational TechnologyComputers in the SchoolsCounseling and Values JournalJournal of Technology in Counseling, and the Canadian Journal of Counseling. He was part of the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling and Development and Counselor Education and Supervision Journal. Presently he serves in the editorial boards of the Journal for Specialists in Group WorkInteramerican Journal of Psychology, and the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology.

More information HERE


SCHEDULE & BREAKOUT SESSIONS for

"Start. Network. Grow."

2023 KCA/KSCA Counseling Conference

Earn up to 9 CEs attending the conference PLUS an additional 3 CEs for Ethics in the Preconference.

Kansas School Counseling Association and Kansas Counseling Association are thrilled to announce they are now accepting proposals for breakout sessions for the Spring 2023 Kansas Counseling Conference! Fill out the form below if interested. 

Call for Proposals: https://forms.gle/SgEyvhbNUEDJcWC58

Thursday, March 9th, 2023

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Friday, March 10th, 2023

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Earn CEs by attending the 2023 KCA/KSCA Conference!

Kansas Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider,

ACEP No. 2017.​ 

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Kansas Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  

FUTURE CONFERENCE DATES & LOCATION 

2024 - Wichita, KS

2025 - TBD

2026 - Manhattan, KS

2027 - Topeka, KS

2028 - Wichita, KS

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