The School Counselor


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The School Counselor

  1. 1. School CounselingPowerPoint produced by Melinda Haley, M.S., New Mexico State University.“This multimedia product and its contents are protected under copyright law. The following are prohibited bylaw:• any public performance or display, including transmission of an image over a network;• preparation of any derivative work, including the extraction, in whole or part, of any images;• any rental, lease, or lending of the program.” “Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2004” 1
  2. 2. The School Counselor The Role of the School CounselorBasic Elements • School counselors use the basic skills of counseling, consulting, coordinating and appraising. • They vary their skills according to the different developmental needs of the population they serve. “Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2004” 2
  3. 3. The School Counselor The Role of the School CounselorElementary School Counselors:• Use individual and group counseling to help children reachdevelopmental goals.• Help children build self-esteem.• Help get parents involved in their children’s education.• Work with teachers to provide guidance. “Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2004” 3
  4. 4. The School Counselor The Role of the School CounselorMiddle School Counselors: • Help students begin focusing on career development, love relationships, social accomplishments and problem solving skills. • Help students make the transition from grade school to high school. • Help support teachers and parents aid the student in developmental goals. •“Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2004” 4
  5. 5. The School Counselor The Role of the School CounselorHigh School Counselors:• Help the student explore career options.• Help the student prepare for college entrance exams and othercollege preparatory activities.• Administer and interpret tests.• Provide individual counseling to help students adjust. •“Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2004” 5
  6. 6. The School Counselor Preparation of the School Counselor• Training requirements vary by State.• Most programs offer a background in: • counseling theory and skill training, • human development, • group counseling, • assessment and appraisal, • career development, • multicultural issues, • research, and • ethical, legal and professional issues. •“Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2004” 6
  7. 7. The School Counselor Preparation of the School Counselor• School Counselors need to be skilled in the technology of theprofession. • Computers • Information managing and data processing, • Using new computer software to aid in assessment and appraisal, • Using the computer to assist students in learning problem-solving skills, • Internet (on-line counseling, listserv, access to journals) “Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2004” 7
  8. 8. The School Counselor Credentials of the School CounselorCredentialing: Refers to activities establishing professional trainingstandards and regulations of practice.Certification: A credentialing term meaning “title control.” It grantsrecognition of competence by a professional group.Licensure: The highest form of credential known as a “practice act.”Licensing regulates both the title and practice of a profession. Licensure “Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2004” 8
  9. 9. The School Counselor Credentials of the School CounselorCredentialing agencies• National Counsel for Accreditation of Teacher Education(NCATE).• Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs(CACREP).• State Certification (many State require this is renewed every fiveyears).• Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s). •“Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2004” 9
  10. 10. The School Counselor Credentials of the School Counselor• National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).• National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).• The American School Counselor Association (ASCA). “Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2004” 10
  11. 11. School Counseling Presentation ResourcesSchmidt, J. J. (2003). Counseling in schools: Essential services and comprehensive programs, 4th ed. Boston, MA.: Allyn & Bacon. “Copyright © Allyn & Bacon 2004” 11