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  1. 1. Pathways counselingdePartment
  2. 2. PoPular mythsabout counseling
  3. 3. counseling – not advice giving
  4. 4. counseling-not a crutch
  5. 5. grilling for information…….
  6. 6. only for major Problems
  7. 7. ‘ fixing’ children ‘ in trouble’
  8. 8. for crazy PeoPle
  9. 9. myths about counseling it is the same as advice giving grilling for information… you go to the counselor when you are ‘in trouble’ helP for PeoPle with really major Problems a crutch for PeoPle who are just too weak to handle life. something for crazy PeoPle
  10. 10. what is counseling? is a helPing Process which takes Place in an atmosPhere of accePtance, resPect and trust. is confidential and non judgmental. PurPose of counseling is to helP students recognize their strengths and to make them indePendent in Problem solving.
  11. 11. counseling involves
  12. 12. what does counseling involve? the counselor listens to the students exPerience and feelings with emPathy the counselor equalizes the relationshiP and both counselor and student try to find shared meaning and PersPective both Parties arrive at a focus for change and work towards it.
  13. 13. confidentiality done or communicated in confidence. counselors are firmly committed to the code of confidentiality. limits of confidentiality. communicated to the students in the beginning.
  14. 14. school counselor Professional member of an educational team. assists students in acquiring and using life-long skills through the develoPment of academic, self- awareness and interPersonal communication skills. Proactive and Preventive in focus. goal is to Provide all students with life success skills.
  15. 15. counseling can helP with…… managing anxiety  relaxation training coPing with and reducing  resolution of Personal stress issues adjusting to loss (death,  eating concerns relationshiPs, job)  drug/alcohol issues increasing self-  self-esteem understanding  academic concerns (text making difficult decisions anxiety, study skills) and clarifying choices  imProving communication social skills (with Parents, faculty, conflict resolution friends, roommates) anger management  coPing with incidents or assertive training trauma
  16. 16. when to refer a student?consider referring a student, if a student:exPresses concerns over a Personal issue (i.e. relationshiPs, addiction, family difficulties)
  17. 17. consider referring a student if a student:seems excessively,anxious,dePressed,irritable,withdrawn,angry or sad.
  18. 18. consider referring a student if a student:you notice significantchanges in a student’saPPearance or habits(i.e. deterioration ingrooming, hygiene,weight loss, change inactivity or sPeechPatterns, or changes inacademic Performance)
  19. 19. counselors see the students thru’ the following channels :- reference from teachers, form tutors, head of Pastoral care, PrinciPals or resident Parents direct observation of student in a community or during the Pulse relevant feedback classes. is given to the concerned student “walking-in” to the Persons counseling room, for counseling or just a chat. crisis intervention: e.g., threatening suicide, self-mutilation, severe anger outburst, violence.
  20. 20. counseling center services individual counseling grouP counseling crisis intervention teacher suPPort P.u.l.s.e. Program referral to services