The Role of the School Counselor School Counselors are specially trained mental health providers who work in a school setting. School Counselors design their programs to incorporate academic, career, and personal/social development activities for all students. School Counselors provide a number of services to students, parents, and school staff. School Guidance Curriculum The school guidance curriculum focuses on academic skills, organization and study skills, peer relationships, communication and problem solving skills, career awareness and exploration, and multicultural/diversity awareness. Individual Student Planning School Counselors meet with students individually, in small and large group settings to assist students in learning about decision making, academic and career planning, education in understanding personal strengths and weaknesses, and transition planning. Responsive Services School Counselors work to promote positive solutions for a number of student needs. They work with students through individual and small group counseling, individual and school crisis intervention, peer facilitation, consultation/collaboration, and providing appropriate referrals. System Support School Counselors provide professional development for school staff, consult and collaborate with school staff regarding student needs and achievement, and manage the school counseling program. For more information about School Counseling visit the website for the American School Counselor Association.
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