Department Q & A

  • How does the student access the counselor?

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    • Appointment made by the counselor
    • Self-referral
    • Parent referral
    • Administrative referral
    • Teacher or other staff referral
    • Referral by a friend
    • Walk-in
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  • Where can counseling take place?

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    • In the counselor's office
    • In the classroom
    • In the hallway
    • On the school grounds
    • In the lunchroom
    • Outside the school
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  • With whom does a school counselor consult?

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    • Students
    • Parents
    • Teachers
    • Administrators
    • Social Workers
    • Public personnel representatives
    • Community resource personnel
    • Physicians, nursed, psychologists and mental health professionals
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  • What does a counselor do?

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    • Talks with student individuals and in groups
    • Gains understanding of student through observation in the classroom
    • Works with potentially "at-risk" students
    • Helps student relate to others
    • Promotes positive attitudes and values among students
    • Actively listens to concerns of parents, teachers and peers in helping students
    • Responds to identified concerns
    • Provides follow-up prevention, remediation and crisis intervention services
    • Helps people to make better use of community resources
    • Uses test data to provide information about abilities, achievement, interests and needs
    • Assists students in comping with psycho-social developmental issues
    • Coordinates efforts with other school specialists
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  • Who is the school counselor?

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    • A Master's level certified, specially trained professional
    • A caring person who helps all students
    • A coordinator of information
    • A Consultant
    • A group leader
    • An advocate for students
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