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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
when to refer a student?consider referring a student, if a student:exPresses concerns over a Personal issue (i.e. relationshiPs, addiction, family difficulties)
consider referring a student if a student:seems excessively,anxious,dePressed,irritable,withdrawn,angry or sad.
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)
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.
counseling center services individual counseling grouP counseling crisis intervention teacher suPPort P.u.l.s.e. Program referral to services