• San Diego White House Convening

    20 Universities, 20 Districts, 20 Partnerships Supporting the President's 2020 Goals.

    In partnership with the White House's College Opportunity Agenda and the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative, San Diego State University convened an invitation only gathering of committed leaders and commitment makers focused on improving school counseling preparation, programs, and practices with the goal of increasing college access for all students.

  • Dr. Gerald Sklare
    CESCaL Presents Workshop: Dr. Gerald Sklare

    Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Workshop

    Expert Dr. Gerald Sklare is back with a new book and breakthrough approach to effective counseling using presentation, discussion, and active role- play practice.

    March 20, 2015

  • Julia Taylor
    CESCaL Presents: Julia Taylor

    Growing Up Girl in Today's Crazy World

    Empowering Girls to Resist Societal Pressures, Fight Unrealistic Media Standards, and Develop a Healthy Body Image.

    September 25, 2015

White House Calling

SDSU joins the national conversation on school counseling.
By Natalia Elko

The moment a high school senior clicks "send" on a college application is one of the most terrifying and pivotal in their fledgling academic careers. That's why Trish Hatch has made everything leading up to that click her life's purpose.

Hatch directs the school counseling program at San Diego State University. For three decades she has provided training, grant writing, evaluation and consultation for school counselors, administrators and districts around the country.

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The Reach Higher Initiative

CESCaL supports the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative

CESCaL is committed to supporting the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative and was proud to co-host the first annual West Coast White House Convening on School Counseling at SDSU.

Read more for a list of commitments made to the President's College Opportunity Agenda.

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The CESCaL Mission

The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership.

The mission of CESCaL is to promote excellence in the field of school counseling and to assist school counselors, and their site and central office administrators as they design, implement, and evaluate their school counseling programs.

The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL) seeks to educate, collaborate, deepen understanding of, and improve partnerships, programs and services between school counselors and administrators, graduate programs, school districts, policy makers and professional associations.

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CESCaL is Remodeling

There is a new look and feel to the CESCaL website.

We appreciate your patience while CESCaL updates our web site, features and benefits. We are excited to be able to offer new and improved resources and information. Please check back often!

If you are looking for the Resources section for Flashlight examples, please look here. There may be sometimes the resources are not available, but it will be temporary, keep checking.

The Use of Data in School Counseling on-line appendix is available here.

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