Training for Counselors


Michelle Sutherlin
Director of Prevention Services

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We provide training for counselors in forms of listings of annual conferences, seminars, webinars, videos, and presentations. The resources available should provide you with the great course of action.


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EngageOK On the Road Dates Announced
The OSDE has announced that we’ll be taking EngageOK “On the Road” again this summer. Each session will offer rich and meaningful professional development featuring a variety of education topics. The agenda for each session will be posted as soon as it’s available. Listed below is the EngageOK On the Road schedule:
July 10: Yukon High School
July 11: Union High School (Tulsa)
July 12: Enid High School
July 13: Weatherford High School
July 18: Durant High School
July 19: Ada High School
July 20: Cache 5th & 6th Grade Center
Some courses that will be offered this year include: Trauma Informed Practices; Empathy, the Anti-Bully; Crisis Response and Management for Schools; Identifying and Meeting the Needs of At-Risk Students; How to Academically Advise All Students to Prepare for Their Future; Individual Career and Academic Plans; and many more.
Please be sure to register for the date and location you’d like to attend. Registration is available here.




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Crisis Kit for Counselors


Crisis Team Trainings Called a Huge Success

Nine of 10 Crisis Team Trainings are complete and the response has been wonderful! Many attendees have made comments such as:

"This was the best training I have ever been to."

"This training should be mandatory for all schools."

"I will be able to take what I learned back to school and put it into practice right away."

The nine trainings were held in Oklahoma City, Owasso, Lawton, Enid, and Durant. Hundreds of counselors, administrators, law enforcement officers, nurses, teachers, and other staff members were trained by the OSDE Counseling Team and the Oklahoma School Security Institute team of Jennifer Newell and Gary Rudick,

This free training will be offered one more time this year on June 6 at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Reno Campus. 

Participants will define a crisis, discover the importance of a crisis team, learn best practices in response to a crisis, and the benefit and details of training local staffs ahead of a crisis. Attendees will receive a paperwork crisis kit, an example of a best practice crisis plan, and other practical resources. Licensed professionals will earn 3 hours of CEUs for attending the training.

Check in for each training begins at 8 a.m. and the training starts at 8:30 a.m. The morning session will last until noon, and then teams will have lunch on their own. From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., teams will be guided through writing their crisis plans and work through real-life crisis scenarios. Trainers will be on hand during this time to assist teams.

Enrollment is first come, first served. Registration is mandatory, as space is limited at each site.

Crisis Team Training

Date Time Location Register Spots Available
Tuesday, June 6 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central OK 3 - Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Reno Campus Register Enrollment open to 125 people

If you have any questions, please contact me by email at or by phone at 405-521-2106.



For Counselors Only Conference 2017

We had a great conference on March 2! Hundreds of counselors came to the conference from around the state. The waiting list to attend was long, so the OSDE streamed one room of sessions live. It was the first time the OSDE streamed an event live for the general public. You can watch the sessions that were streamed, which are now archived.

Additionally, we are in the process of adding the presentations given to the For Counselors Only web site, linked below.

For Counselors Only Conference 2017 Web Site

Last updated on May 12, 2017