Workshop Proposal

2019 BCSCA Provincial Conference

The BC School Counsellors Association (BCSCA) 2019 Conference welcomes you to submit an abstract for presenting on October 24 - 25, 2019. The 2019 conference theme is Trauma Informed. Becoming trauma-informed means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers. Understanding the impact of trauma on a community and ourselves is an important step in providing compassionate, supportive care. The 2019 Conference committee is looking for presenters who will provide information to our delegates related to the theme of trauma-informed and how to recognize the impact ACE’s has on our learners.


  • We know there is top quality work happening around the province.
  • We want to provide you with a wider audience for your skills and expertise.
  • A hallmark of our conference is the top quality workshops
  • We want to include YOU 

We would love to have you join us at our conference presenting to our colleagues in the following themes :
  • ACE’s what is it, research, does it make a difference knowing.
  • Trauma-informed practices -  answer the question of how do I set up a trauma-informed school; benefits of trauma-informed school
  • Effects of a traumatized school population and how trauma-informed can help the entire population.
  • Resources and support for creating a trauma-informed school
  • Self-care when working with traumatized students and staff
  • Other themes that would benefit our delgates


Dear Colleagues:

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the annual B.C. School Counsellors Conference. With each conference, we strive to bring together school counsellors, administrators, and community health professionals to share information about therapeutic techniques, skills, programs, practices, and policies related to school counselling at all levels. Our goal is to provide a conference that meets participants' interests and educational needs and promotes community partnerships that will ultimately benefit counsellors, students, families and communities alike.

General Information:

Complimentary registration for presenters the day they present.  There will be a free, informal social event for all presenters and BCSCA members on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in the evening.  Although we are unable to pay presentation fees, if you require financial assistance to cover travel or accommodation costs in order to present your session at the conference, please indicate what support you require on the form. Decisions about providing support are made by the BCSCA conference planning committee. 

Guidelines for Submission:

  • Read the instructions carefully.
  • Topics for consideration include those that fit into one of these categories for the conference listed above.  
  • Proposals must be received no later than Submission date May 31, 2019
  • Workshops are scheduled for approximately 1.5 hours, 3 hours (with 1 break) or 5 hours (with 2 breaks) depending upon conference scheduling. Please tailor proposal materials and objectives to fit within these time frames.

Presenter Information

We will use this information to contact you. Only your name, bio, photo and the workshop description will be visible on the website. There is room for a second presenter at the end of the form.

Presenter Biographical Data: (may be used in the conference promotional materials)

Briefly describe your professional expertise or areas of expertise relevant to this presentation. In other words, we would like to know how you have firsthand experience with the submission topic that you have chosen. Please include any publications or previous presentations that are relevant to this current submission. A brief summary is required, but a resume/CV may also be included.

You can upload a photo in JPG, GIF or PNG format. The photo will be automatically resized.

Presentation Information





Please provide us with a 50 word abstract which will be used to describe your presentation. NOTE: Delegates often use this infomation to make their workshop selections for the conference.

Educational Objective: (may be used in the conference brochure)

Please describe the specific skills, tools or knowledge delegates will take away from your presentation. Presentations that clearly articulate an educational objective (beyond a description of your program or service) will be given preference.


Please list one credible reference the Selection Committee may contact regarding the experience you have in facilitating workshops, seminar or presentations. Please give the name, phone number and an explanation what qualifies this person to tell us about your speaking abilities.

AV Needs

Please indicate your audiovisual needs. A screen and a flip chart can be provided at NO COST.
Other equipment such as a slide projector, Overhead projector, VCR/Monitor or LCD Projector have to rented by the presenter from the hotel.
Please contact the Conference Chair at for availability of these items.







Second Presenter Information

You can enter a second presenter. Just leave the fields empty if there is only one presenter.


You can upload a photo in JPG, GIF or PNG format. The photo will be automatically resized.

I understand:

  • I am submitting a proposal for the 2019 B.C. School Counsellors Conference.
  • My proposal may not be chosen by the Selection Committee for this years' conference.
  • I may contact the conference chair at if I have questions or if I need assistance in completing my application.
  • I will be notified via email whether or not my submission has been selected.
  • Workshops selected to present at the 2019 conference will receive a presenter's package at a later date TBA.
  • Applications must be received by May 31, 2019