Counseling Master's Program Hosts School Counselor Association Meeting

Posted February 3, 2014

Missouri Valley College’s Master of Arts in Community Counseling (MACC) program hosted the Central Missouri School Counselor Association’s (CMSCA’s) annual winter meeting. The organization meets to promote the counseling field and to gain professional development.

Audrey Ming, a member of the CMSCA who works for the Marshall School District, along with Raymond Maxwell, president of the CMSCA and member of the Knob Noster School District, helped coordinate the event hosted by MVC’s MACC program.

As part of the meeting, Christopher Maglio, Ph.D., a guest speaker from Truman State University, gave a presentation about recent changes in the conceptualization of mental health diagnoses. Dr. Kevin Sanders, MACC director, provided a presentation regarding the MACC program and the need for collaboration between schools and other organizations and institutions involved in addressing mental health issues in the community.

“Tragedies that have occurred in schools throughout the U.S. have raised awareness of the vital need for mental health services. Aside from training counselors, a key aspect of the MACC program’s mission involves partnering with others addressing mental health needs in our communities, and school counselors are an important part of that system,” Dr. Sanders said. “We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to host the event for this wonderful organization, and I hope this will be the first of many collaborative activities.”

To learn more about the MACC program, please contact MVC’s Graduate Admissions office at 660-831-4080 or go to


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