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Training for Counselors


Elizabeth Suddath, MPH
Executive Director of Prevention Services

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The Oklahoma State Department of Education Office of Student Support provides various training opportunities for counselors.  Platforms such as annual conferences, seminars, webinars, videos, and on-site trainings can provide you with the skills and resources necessary to serve Oklahoma students with C.A.R.E.--Concern, Accuracy, Research-based strategy, & Equity.

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Professional Development

Counselors SPEAK series
The OSDE Counseling Department hosts a series of virtual forums to provide counselors the opportunity to address concerns that arise as they work to serve students in a safe, equitable, nurturing environment amidst times of intense chaos and confusion. Counselors are encouraged to SPEAK:
  • Share thoughts and concerns in a safe space
  • Process possible causes and solutions
  • Educate, empower and equip one another
  • Act and implement plans
  • Keep the conversation going
Presentations and resources from each Counselor SPEAK session can be accessed below:
For Counselors Only Conference 2020
The For Counselors Only Conference was be held March 10, 2020, at Hilton Garden Inn & Edmond Conference center.  Reglistration links were sent via the Counselor's Newsletter. Over 600 Counselors serving students PK-12 from around the state registered to attend. Speakers from across the state provided informative sessions designed to positively affect the academic, career, emotional, and social development of counselors and their students or clients.  For agenda and presentations from this year's conference, click here.
For Counselors Only Conference 2019
To view last year's conference agenda, visit For Counselors Only 2019.
For Counselors Only Conference 2018
The March 5, 2018, For Counselors Only Conference was an engaging experience for the hundreds of counselors from around the state who attended.  A video of the conference along with some of the PowerPoint presentations is available on the For Counselors Only 2018 website.

Online Training

OSDE Counseling, College & Career Readiness, Crisis, and Prevention team provides webinars on topics that typically last an hour, unless otherwise specified.  Sign up here for our webinar series.
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Last updated on April 12, 2022