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Developing You School Counseling Program

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Jennifer Short

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Transcript of Developing You School Counseling Program

The ASCA National Model is a framework with a solid theoretical and
research foundation. The publication outlines
(a)how to deliver and manage the program,
(b) accountability procedures and processes,
(c) student developmental competencies, and
(d) school counselors’
key CSCP responsibilities.
Developing Your School Counseling Program
ASCA National Model
The Great Debate...
American School Counselor Association
**Before students can learn effectively, the personal and social challenges that interfere with learning must be addressed.
(Smith-Adcock)
Quick Question
:
What type(s) of counseling intervention do you think would be more successful in meeting the mental health needs on your school campus?
a. ONE-on-ONE
b. Small Group
c. Large Group

Prominent Authors
S.G. Keys, F. Bemak and E.J. Lockhart
Main Focus

-based on school expectations rather than specific need
vs
1-on-1
-working with one
student at a time
"Therapeutic Clinical
Mode"
Working with teachers to present proactive prevention based guidane curriculum lessons
AT RISK STUDENTS
Debates
Against
the developmental guidance and counseling model:
Prevention may be
too broad
and
not sensitive
to the needs of at risk youth
*Not all students respond similarly to the same intervention!
* Students have differing famliy dynamics and home environments
Existing Intervention
1. Classroom Based curricula
2. School-financial student support services
3. Formal connections with community mental health centers
4. School-district mental health units or clinics
5. Comprenhensive, multifacited and intergrated models
"Transformed Role"
Intervention:
1. School-family-community mental health teams
2. Program development groups
3. Case management teams
School Counselor Roles:
1. Coordination
2. Consultation
3. Counseling
4. Classroom-based instruction
School Counselor as an Educational Leader
Demonstrate Leadership
Professional Image:
The Advocating Leader
A counselor who is perceived as assertive, credible, hardworking, dependable, responsible, open and honest about beliefs and is a skilled facilitator and communicator.
Involvement in Organizational Roles
Staff Development
Large Group Guidance
Live announcements: mini guidance lesson
Promote School Reform
Multicultural Awareness
Use Data to Aid Students
Participate in the Child Study Committee
Mentoring Programs
Recognize and Encourage Student Leadership
Political Involvement
Large Group
Developmental Guidance
Systematic delivery of age appropriate preventative guidance concepts to groups of students
Large Group Developmental Guidance Design
A well designed develpomental guidance unit is one that has an identified purpose; age-appropriate activities for students to experience; coordinattion over sessions; a pressing component;
Developmental Guidance Unit Implementation
Counselors need to be included in the Master Schedule.
Recommends...
Discourages
Provide unlimited opportunities for counselors to get to know significant numbers of students at any age or grade level.
The effectiveness fo any large group unit needs to be measured for outcome effectiveness
A counselor may deliver the guidance lesson or a teacher can with the support and assistance of the counselor.
Delivery...
In order to become aware of all the parameters and dynamics that go into an effective large group guidance unit the foolowing dimension of group management should be examined.
Cohesion
Cooperation
Communication
Coaching
Contribution
Control
Configuration
Closure
Confidentiality
References:
Keys, S.G., Bemak, F., & Lochhart, E.J. (1998). Transforming school
couseling to serve the mental health needs of at-risk youth. Journal of Couseling and Development , 76, 381-388

Wittmer, J., Clark, MA. (2007). Managing your school couseling
program: k-12 developmental Strategies. Minneapolis, MN. Educational Media Corporation.
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