The Role of the School Counselor
DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES
- INSTRUCTION – teaching the school counseling curriculum to students focused through the lens of selected student standards from the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success.
- APPRAISAL and ADVISEMENT – assessing student abilities, interests and achievement to help them make decisions about their future.
- COUNSELING – providing professional assistance and support to a student or small group of students during times of transition, heightened stress, critical change or other situations impeding student success. School counselors do not provide therapy or long-term counseling in schools. However, school counselors are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and assist students and families seeking resources.
INDIRECT STUDENT SERVICES
- CONSULTATION – share strategies supporting student achievement with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations
- COLLABORATION – work with other educators, parents and the community to support student achievement
- REFERRALS – support for students and families to school or community resources for additional assistance and information
Last Modified on November 18, 2019