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March Message from the President...


Hello SDCA Members. The legislative session was a busy one with a lot of controversial bills. In the end HB1182 –the funding package for education passed and HB1008 was vetoed by the governor. Just a reminder, we don’t need a legislative session to advocate for counseling. I challenge each of you to take some time and ask yourself “What can I do to advocate for the profession?” Advocacy can be as simple as explaining to others what you do or writing a small article that can help raise awareness.

The annual conference is coming soon and registration is open. REGISTER TODAY!!! The conference will be held in Aberdeen April 28-30th. This year’s conference will feature two Keynote Speakers, Dr. Bradley Erford (former ACA President, author, and Professor of Counseling), and Julia Cook (teacher, counselor, and author). There will also be a number of great breakout sessions and some valuable networking time. The conference program is available on the SDCA website. It is the second banner on the homepage. Don’t forget to register for one of the great pre-conference sessions as well.

West River Counseling Association is hosting an Ethics Workshop March 19th. It looks like a great opportunity to earn your ethics hours. Get more information and a registration form by visiting the SDCA website.

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