School Counseling Forum to Take Place at USD

USD to Host Final Forum on the State of School Counseling and Guidance in Schools

CS3 School Counseling Forum: On the State of Counseling and Guidance in Schools 

Transforming School Counseling in Tough Times

The University of San Diego’s School of Leadership & Education Sciences (SOLES) is hosting its final school counseling forum December 9 at the Mother Rosalie Hill Hall on USD’s campus.

This year’s forum highlights speakers who will discuss the current state of school counseling in tough economic times. In addition to offering unique perspectives on the current challenges, speakers will address models and methods for moving school counseling forward in the years to come.

The forum’s keynote speaker, Peter Schrag is an author and social commentator, having written several books on school reform. For many years, Schrag wrote an editorial column for the Sacramento Bee and he has been a contributor to The Nation magazine for more than 50 years.


 Also participating in this year's forum will be USD Professor-in-Residence Frank Kemerer, a leading national authority on school law, and Loretta Whitson, Executive Director of California Association of School Counselors (CASC). In addition, Edgar Montes of the College Board, and Dr. Ian Martin of USD's School Counseling Program, will lead participants in a look ahead at the need for, and the prospects of, 21st century school counseling in California.    


Dr. Lonnie Rowell will provide a reflection on the Forum's 13 year-run as a unique San Diego contribution to professional development for guidance and counseling in California.   

For more information on the December 9 forum and to register, please visit us at

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.