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Foundations Of School Counseling Part II

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This course will examine key components of comprehensive school counseling programs, including guidance curriculum, educational and career planning, responsive services, and system support.  Professional development will also be considered.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Educational and Career Planning

    • Identify developmental approaches to assist all students and parents at points of educational transition.
    • Examine strategies for building constructive partnerships with parents, guardians, families, and communities in order to promote each student’s academic, career, and personal/social success.
    • Explore current trends in educational and career planning interventions in schools.

    Responsive Services

    • Examine individual and small-group counseling approaches that promote school success through academic, career, and personal/social development.
    • Explore interventions that utilize expressive arts as a vehicle for students to resolve personal issues and set goals.
    • Acquire a basic understanding of the role and function of other mental health professionals in schools and in the community.

    System Support

    • Identify the system support elements in a comprehensive school counseling program.
    • Examine approaches to peer facilitation, including peer helper, peer tutor, and peer mediation program.
    • Identify mental and emotional issues or disorders that affect the development and functioning of students.
    • Identify approaches to recognizing and assisting children and adolescents who are affected by substance abuse.

    Professional Development

    • Determine the importance of developing and maintaining a professional stance in the comprehensive school counseling area.
    • Identify strategies for managing personal stress as a school counselor.

    Key Components of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

    • Examine the components of a comprehensive school counseling program.
    • Analyze the processes of designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a comprehensive school counseling program.
    • Identify the roles of various school personnel in a comprehensive school counseling program.
    • Examine theoretical foundations and student competencies that apply to a comprehensive school counseling program.

    Delivering Developmental Guidance Curriculum

    • Examine the scope and responsibility of the school counselor in developing a school guidance curriculum.
    • Examine the process of planning, developing, and delivering school guidance curriculum in the classroom setting.
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