Background of the School Counseling Profession. History. Jesse B. Davis - introduced “vocational and moral guidance” as a curriculum into an English course This was the first systematic guidance program in public schools . History. Frank Parsons - the “Father of Guidance”
A profession that focuses on the relations and interactions between students and their school environment with the expressed purpose of reducing the effect of environmental and institutional barriers that impede student academic success.
The Education Trust
The help all students receive from parents, teachers, counselors, community members and others to assist with educational and career development.
The help some students receive from credentialed professionals to overcome personal and social problems that interfere with learning.Student-Focused School Counseling:
What are the knowledge and skills our students need, in the areas of academic, career, & personal/social development, in order to reach our vision of student success (school’s mission)?
ASCA National Standards and Local Indicators
All 4th graders will describe their personal learning style.
All 8th graders will develop a 4-yr high school course plan.
All 10th graders will describe postsecondary education options.
All 5th graders will describe their career interest areas.
All 8th graders will describe the career majors offered at the HS.
All 9th graders will conduct an information interview.
All 3th graders will demonstrate a conflict mediation skills.
All 6th graders will demonstrate anger management techniques.
All 11th graders will demonstrate consensus building skills.
Ask “Hard” Questions
Gather & Present Data
Task Group Facilitation
Small Group Interventions
Create an environment supportive of high achievement for all students
Promoting high achievement for all students
Promoting positive relationships
Identifying students who are “left behind”
Using data to spur change
Asking the “hard questions”
Teaming and collaborating to create the
programs, services, policies, etc.
needed so no student is left behind
Leadership for School Improvement
Serving on school improvement teams
Facilitating school improvement teams
Collaborating with teachers to help all students learn
Providing in-service programs for teachers:
Career interest inventories
Labor market trends
(Cobia & Henderson)