About PSCA

The PSCA Identity Statement:

The Pennsylvania School Counselors Association is a professional organization which represents School Counseling in Pennsylvania.

The PSCA Mission Statement:  

The Mission of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association is a to expand the image and influence of professional school counselors, to promote professional and ethical practice, and to advocate for equity and access for all students.

The PSCA Core Beliefs: 

  • Professional School Counselors possess unique qualifications and skills to address academic, career development, and personal/social needs of all students.  
  • Professional School Counselors are leaders.  
  • Professional School Counselors are agents of systemic change. 
  • Professional School Counselors advocate for equity, access, and success for all students.       
  • Professional School Counselors are essential to the academic mission of the school.
  • Professional School Counselors serve all students. 
  • Professional School Counselors are lifelong learners.
  • Professional School Counselors use data to drive decision making.
  • Professional School Counselors recognize that school counseling is a dynamic profession.


The PSCA Strategic Plan

The PSCA Vision Statement:                                     

The Pennsylvania School Counselors Association is the keystone that strengthens the image and influence of professional school counselors through advocacy, leadership, collaboration, and systemic change.  PSCA empowers professional school counselors with the knowledge, skills, and resources, to promote student success in the global community.

The PSCA Goals and Objectives: 

  1. Provide professional development relevant to the current and emerging practices of professional school counseling. 
  2. Advocate for the role and programs of professional school counselors.               
  3. Support and promote the implementation of evidence based practices in school counseling.
  4. Define and promote professional and ethical standards that guide the conduct and practices of professional school counselors.                                   
  5. Identify and implement an organizational structure that facilitates the accomplishments of the mission and goals in a fiscally optimal manner.