The CESCaL Director

Trish Hatch, Ph.D.

Trish Hatch, Ph.D.


Co-author of The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (2003, 2005). Co-author of Evidence-Based School Counseling: Making a Difference with Data Driven Practices (2007). Author of multiple book chapters, journal and magazine articles.

Keynote Speaker

Multiple state and national conferences - motivational, passionate, energetic and inspiring.

National Trainer

Provided more than 200+ trainings for school counselors and administrators at the request of school districts, State Departments of Education, County Offices of Education and State School Counseling Associations. One, two and three day trainings were in over 24 states. Topics include:

  • ASCA National Model
  • Hatching Results®: The Use of Data to Effect Change
  • Pilots, Passengers, Prisoners & Hijackers: Managing Difficult People and Change
  • Data-Driven and Evidence-Based School Counseling Programs
  • School Counselors: Leaders, Advocates and Systems Change Agents
  • Comprehensive Results-Based School Counseling Programs


Designing, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating educational programs, particularly school counseling programs.

Grant Writer

Awarded millions of dollars in federal funding including Elementary School Counseling Demonstration Act Grant and the Middle School Coordinators Grant.

Program Evaluator

Evaluator for federal Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program Grant. Expertise in all educational programs areas utilizing the Weiss (1998) evaluation method for studying programs and polices. Particular expertise in Safe and Drug Free Schools and School Counseling Programs.

Legislative Consultant/Analyst

Director of Governor and Legislator Outreach for Emergency Legislation Task Force (2006). Provided expert advice and consultation to the California Association of School Counselors (CASC). Assisted in drafting school counseling and school safety legislation. Expert witness in legislative hearings.

Director School Counseling Program

Current Director of the school counseling graduate program at San Diego State University. Teach courses in Prevention and Intervention, Educational Research Methods, Program Evaluation, Professional Seminar and Fieldwork.


Experienced high school administrator and central office administrator over school counseling programs for 32 schools and 75 school counselors.

School Counselor

Experienced school counselor at all levels K-12.

Elected State and National Leader

Past president of the state school counseling association and former vice president of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). Held many offices on the governing boards of several professional organizations.


Winner of the Mary Gehrke Lifetime Achievement Award from the American School Counselor Association, multiple awards including the prestigious Stanford University H.B. McDaniel Hall of Fame Award for outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of school counseling, the individual award for excellence, Administrator of the Year by the American School Counselor Association and the Golden Bell Award by the California School Boards Association.