Past Conferences

PSCA has presented almost 60 Conferences in its long history.  Look below to see themes, locations, and conference chair persons.  PSCA is dedicated to providing professional development relevant to the current and emerging practices of professional school counseling.

  Dates Location Theme Conference Chair Person(s)
1 March 21-23, 1957 Hershey Guidance, A Cooperative Process Floyd Kilmer
2 March 13-15, 1958 Pittsburgh The Role of the Counselor Arthur Glenn
3 April 23-15, 1959 Philadelphia (with APGA) The Counselor as a Professional Person

Pearl Norris,               John Schrack

4 April 1960 Hershey Guidance at the Crossroads of Freedom  
5 April 20-22, 1961 Hershey Guidance in the Decade Ahead John Schrack
6 March 29-31, 1962 Hershey Evaluating the Guidance Program William Lee
7 March 28-30, 1963 Hershey The Effectiveness of Counseling John Mattern
8 April 9-11, 1964 Hershey Guidance for All E. Brad Hartman
9 April 1-3, 1965 Hershey Today's Counselee... Tomorrow's Adult Charles Moses
10 March 24-16, 1966 Hershey The Role of the Counselor in the Pupil Personnel Team Paul Snyder
11 April 6-8, 1967 Hershey Career Development for Tomorrow's Society Draper Read              Leroy Metzler
12 March 21-23, 1968 Hershey Investigating Tomorrow Today Kenneth Staver       Donald Beck
13 March 20-22, 1969 Hershey Wide, Wide World of Counseling Donald Beck          Kenneth Staver
14 March 12-14, 1970 Hershey Commitment to Youth  Jesse B. DeEsch
15 March 25-27, 1971 Hershey Commitment to Crisis Lawrence Gorrell
16 March 16-18, 1972 Hershey The ABC's of Counseling: Acountability, Budget, Creditability Marjorie Kohlhaas
17 March 29-31, 1973 Hershey Counseling: The Challenge and Commitment William Krizan
18 March 28-30, 1974 Hershey Counselor Community Interaction  Arlene Weir
19  March 13-15, 1975 Hershey Counselor's View of Guidance Robert Fitzgerald
20 March 11-13, 1976 Hershey Learn from the Past, Look to the Future Robert Cormany
21 March 17-19, 1977 Hershey Responsiveness to Change Hilda Minkoff
22 March 9-11, 1978 Hershey Modern Guidance: Choice & Voice Cartle Brayton
23 March 15-17, 1979 Hershey Planning for Progress Paul Gentile
24 April 10-12, 1980 Hershey The Counselor as a Pivotal Force Evelyn Washington
25 March 12-14, 1981 Hershey Counselors: Caring and Sharing for 25 years Jay Cannon
26 March 11-13, 1982 Hershey Reach Out and Touch Someone Stephen Placko
27 March 10-12, 1983 Hershey Together We Can Make It Florence Miller
28 March 29-31, 1984 Hershey Whatever It Takes William Ebersole
29 March, 1985 Hershey Do All You Can Do-Counselors Commitment to Excellence  
30 April 3-5, 1986 Hershey Our Time for Excellence Ralph Kidd
31 March 19-21, 1987 Hershey Dimensions of Equity: Facing the Change Harry Rowe
32 April 21-23, 1988 Hershey School Counseling: Recognizing the Profession Judith Bookhamer
33 March, 1989 Hershey School Counselors: We Do It All Bill Collins
34 April 19-21, 1990 Hershey Making the Nineties Connections Charles Stewart
35 April 11-13, 1991 Hershey School Counselors: Celebrating Commitment Mindy Floro
36 April 8-11, 1992 Hershey School Counselors: Facilitators of the Future Andrew Chiappinelli
37 March 31- April 3, 1993 Hershey School Counselors: Creating Safe Places Susan Williams
38 April 6-9, 1994 Hershey From Fire Fighting to Fire Lighting Marjorie McLean
39 April 19-22, 1995 Hershey School Counselors... The Challenges of New Roles, Responsibilities, and Change Rose Smith
40 March 27-30, 1996  King of Prussia School Counselors: Forging Visions Judith Bookhamer
41 April 9-12, 1997 Pittsburgh Navigating the Rivers of Change Donna Keisch
42 March 19-22, 1998 State College A Journey of Heroes Marion Patten
43 April 21-24, 1999 Lake Harmony Preparing for the Peaks and Valleys in the Millennium of Change Sharon Longo
44 April 13-16, 2000 Hershey Back to the Future... Counselors Leading the Way Sharon Longo
45 April 26-28, 2001 Lancaster PSCA- Planting the Seeds of Life Pam Stiles
46 April 24-27, 2002 Lancaster School Counseling: An Uplifting Experience Sandra Goldfarb
47 April 2-5, 2003 State College For School Counselors: It's a Matter of Time Sandra Goldfarb      Sharon Longo
48 April 28- May 1, 2004 State College School Counselors: Discovering New Roles and Relationships Sandra Goldfarb      Sharon Longo
49 April 20-23, 2005 State College PSCA: Providing Harmony in a World of Dissonance Sharon Longo
50 March 1-4, 2006 Hershey Lancaster 1956-2006: Golden Past, Brilliant Future Sharon Longo              Eric Shellenberger
51 April 18-21, 2007 Hershey Lancaster School Counseling: A Tapestry of Change Judith Bookhamer
52 April 17-19, 2008 Hershey Lancaster School Counselors: Helping Students Catch Their Dreams Sharon Longo
53 April 16-18, 2009 Hershey School Counselors: Leaders in a Changing World Jaye Pedante
54 May 20-22, 2010 Lancaster School Counselors: Building Today for Tomorrow Judith Bookhamer
55 February 24-26, 2011 Lancaster Navigating New Worlds Diane Smith
56 November 30- December 3, 2011 Lancaster School Counselors: Shaping Diamonds of Diversity Emilia Peiffer
57 November 29- December 1, 2012 Lancaster School Counselors: Beacons of Light Through Changes and Challenges Michelle Brand
58 December 5-7, 2013 Lancaster  School Counselors: Collaborating for Student Success Judith Bookhamer
59 December 4-6, 2014 Seven Springs Embrace Systemic Change: Spring to Distinguished Judith Bookhamer