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Counselling Corner
The time from September to June seems so endlessly long, yet unbelievably short to students in grade 12. Many have already made the decision about their future beyond high school and their applications will easily meet the early application deadline to the post-secondary institution of their choice. Many more, though, are now deciding where to send those applications. The PSI-BC information website provides a great resource for counsellors for collecting details the students may not find on their own. Use this website for information on events and for quick links to relevant information from each PSI. This is a handy place to have everything in one spot and at your fingertips.
Lasalle College
From the BC Counsellor
In case you missed this short article in the latest issue of the BC Counsellor magazine, here's a link for you. "Back to School Thoughts" by Eva deGosztonyi emphasizes the importance of relationships in school success. This is true both of the relationship of the student to the teacher and the teacher to the student. As teachers and counsellors, we know that our job will be easier and more enjoyable when we truly enjoy our interactions with the young people in our world. Learning to connect and build those relationships is what this article is about.
The Learning Curve
If you haven't already registered for the 2016 BC School Counsellors conference, there is only a little time left. The conference will be held at the Pacific Gateway Hotel on Thursday and Friday, October 20 & 21. Come out and enjoy the camaraderie of your colleagues and learn some new stuff. There are quality workshops suited to every school counsellor as well as those related professionals who work alongside. On Thursday, Silken Laumann will speak on how she has changed her own story in a keynote that is sure to capture your heart. Read Silken's story, then follow the link below it to the conference website to register and choose your workshops. This is the year you won't want to miss!
University of Guelph - Humber,
UBC Continuing Studies
If you attend the conference in October, Change Our Story, you will receive a one-year membership to BCSCA as part of your conference registration. So, come to the conference and stay as one of us. However, if you are unable to attend the conference but would like to stay connected, use the attached form. Your membership will give you up-to-the-minute information from other members through out listserve along with a one-year subscription to the BC Counsellor magazine and an on-line subscription to The Catalyst. Stay informed about the state of school counselling in BC and add your input to the association who will be your voice with the BCTF and other provincial bodies. This form is also available online through the BCTF website.
BC Counsellor
Are you concerned about mental health in your community? Do you have an idea for improving mental health service in your community? Check out the Community Action Initiative (CAI). The CAI was established in 2008 by the BC Alliance for Mental Health/Illness through a grant from the Province of BC. Additional funding was received in 2013 and there is still funding available. The CAI provides funding and training opportunities for community-based organizations across BC to develop and implement innovative service projects that respond to the needs of individuals and families experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges in their communities.



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