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Guidance and Counseling in New Hampshire
Danielson's 4 Domains for School Counselors
Three platforms to pursue school counseling in NH
"In New Hampshire, all school counselors at every educational level (elementary, middle/junior and secondary) are required to have a Master's Degree specializing in Guidance and Counseling."

(NHSCA, 2013)
Danielson, C. (2007). Enhancing professional practice a framework for teaching (2nd ed.). Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Guidance Counselor - Career Conversation. (2012, May 10). YouTube. Retrieved December 3, 2013, from

How to Become a New Hampshire School Counselor. (n.d.). Counseling Education and Career Information. Retrieved December 1, 2013, from http://www.school-counselor.org/counselor/new-hampshire-become-school-counselor.html

Introducing your School Counselor. (n.d.). NH School Counselor Association. Retrieved December 3, 2013, from http://www.nhschoolcounselor.org/llimages.

NHSCA - Home. (n.d.). NHSCA. Retrieved December 1, 2013, from http://nhsca.camp7.org
The Role of a Guidance Counselor:

"The counselor's primary task is to help [students] become better learners by providing a comprehensive program that includes responsive services, individual planning, systems support and a guidance curriculum."

(NH School Counselor Association (NHSCA), 2013)
Getting Personal: The Choice to Pursue a Career in Guidance and Counseling

• By age 21, today's young people have faced more decisions than their grandparents faced in a lifetime.

• One out of five families move each year.

• Everyone faces career decisions.
Domain 1: Planning and Preparation
Domain 2: The Environment (office/small-group environment)
Domain 3: Delivery of Service
Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities
Demonstrating knowledge of counseling theory and techniques

Demonstrating knowledge of child and adolescent development

Establishing goals for the counseling program appropriate to the setting and the students served

Demonstrating knowledge of state and federal regulations and of resources both within and beyond the school district

Planning the counseling program, integrated with the regular school program, and including developmental guidance, intervention, and responsive services. This involves individual and small-group sessions, in class activities, and includes crisis prevention, intervention and response

Developing a plan to evaluate the counseling program

(Danielson, 2007)
Creating an environment of respect and rapport

Establishing a culture for productive communication

Managing routines and procedures

Establishing standards of conduct and contributing to the culture for student behavior throughout the school

Organizing physical space

(Danielson, 2007)
Assessing student needs

Assisting students and teachers in the formulation of academic, personal/social, and career plans, based on knowledge of student needs

Using counseling techniques in individual and classroom programs

Brokering resources to meet needs

Demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness

(Danielson, 2007)
Reflecting on practice

Maintaining records and submitting them in a timely fashion

Communicating with families

Participating in a professional community

Engaging in professional development

Showing professionalism. This includes integrity, advocacy, and maintaining confidentiality

(Danielson, 2007)
Elementary Level:
"emphasis is on ensuring appropriate instruction and helping all students acquire communication skills , healthy self-images, and appropriate relationships with their peers."

Secondary Level:
"responsibilities typically shift to more individual post-secondary planning, helping students determine their strengths and optimal courses of action."

(Danielson, 2007)
A Guidance Counselor's Advice to aspiring School Counselors

Published on May 10, 2012

This video features a question and answer with Kayla McCormick, Guidance Counselor, St. Mary's High School, Bismarck, North Dakota.

(Guidance Counselor - Career Conversation, 2012)
(Introducing your School Counselor, 2013)
High School Graduate
Post secondary education, bachelor's degree
psychology, counselor programs

volunteer for social service facilities
make sure it's the right fit
Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree in School Counseling
600 Clock Hours Internship

Alternative certification
Need to determine internship requirements

If you already have a Master's degree in counseling, but need certification for school

Criminal Background Check

File for Certification
Counselor from Another State

NH does have reciprocity with other states

Evaluation of credentials and work experience to gain certification

(How to Become a New Hampshire School Counselor, 2013)
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