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Foundations Of School Counseling, Part 1

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This course introduces prospective school counselors to the history, services, settings, roles, and competencies of counselors in elementary and secondary schools in America. Pertinent laws and ethical standards will be explored. Important trends that will continue to influence school counseling programs will also be examined.

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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    School Counseling Trends

    • Identify major trends in school counseling.
    • Predict the impact these trends will have on school counseling in the future.

    School Counselor Roles and Competencies

    • Analyze the various roles and competencies of the counselor in elementary, middle school or junior high, and high school settings.
    • Examine the leadership responsibilities of the counselor in enhancing the learning environment.
    • Identify strategies needed by a counselor to respond to a crisis situation.

    Essential Counseling Services: Counseling, Consulting, Coordinating, and Collaborating

    • Examine the relationship of the school counseling program to the academic and student services programs in the school.
    • Identify the counseling services that are essential to successful, comprehensive counseling programs in schools.
    • Utilize consultation and collaboration processes in the school setting.

    Diversity and Community Awareness

    • Examine the impact of social, cultural, environmental, and personal dynamics on counseling services.
    • Analyze community, environmental, and institutional opportunities that maximize student success and development.
    • Identify potential community, environmental, and institutional barriers that inhibit student success and development.

    Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling

    • Apply ethical standards to realistic situations in school counseling.
    • Examine pertinent laws that impact the practice of counseling in schools.

    Technology in School Settings

    • Examine the role of current and emerging technology in school counseling.

    Historical and Philosophical Foundations of School Counseling

    • Examine the historical development of counseling and guidance services in American education during the past century.
    • Identify important historical trends or events that have had a significant impact in shaping counseling and guidance services in today's schools.
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