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Foundations Of School Counseling

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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 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

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    Essential Counseling Services: Counseling, Consulting, Coordinating and Collaboratings

    • Critique counseling services that are essential to successful, comprehensive counseling programs in schools.
    • Choose consultation and collaboration processes for the school setting.
    • Explain the relationship of the school counseling program to the academic and student services programs in the school.

    School Counseling Trends and Technology in School Settings

    • Identify major trends in school counseling.
    • Predict the impact these trends will have on school counseling in the future.
    • Examine the role of current and emerging technology in school counseling.

    Delivering Developmental Guidance Curriculum

    • Analyze the importance of the scope and the process of planning, developing, and delivering school guidance curriculum in the classroom setting.
    • Evaluate comprehensive guidance and counseling plans.

    Historical and Philosophical Foundations of School Counseling

    • Examine the historical development of counseling and guidance services in American education during the 20th century.
    • Identify important historical trends and explain their significant impact in shaping counseling and guidance services in today's schools.

    School Counseling 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.
    • Explain the strategies needed by a counselor to respond to a crisis situation.

    Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling

    • Differentiate potential community, environmental, and institutional barriers that inhibit student success and development.
    • Apply ethical standards to realistic situations in school counseling.
    • Explain pertinent laws in school district policies and procedures that impact the practice of counseling.

    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.
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