Planned, educational groups designed to help students understand and deal with normal developmental tasks and issues. Examples include character education, peer relationships, conflict resolution, bullying, social skills,personal safety, and career development. These lessons are provided for all students through a collaborative effort by the counselor and teachers. They also provide an important opportunity for non-referred students to interact with the counselor.
Small Group Counseling
The counselor works with 2-6 students who have been referred for a similar issue. This format uses a psycho-educational model that is goal-centered and oriented toward enhancing and developing coping skills. Some common types of counseling groups deal with divorce, friendship, self-esteem, anger, and grief or loss. These groups are confidential in nature.
The counselor works one-on-one with a student to help them resolve problems and developmental concerns, enhance decision-making skills, and/or build coping skills. This is a confidential relationship and is a short-term limited intervention (not intensive therapy).
The counselor maintains a comprehensive list of specialists who may be helpful in the event of a concern beyond the scope of school counseling services.
Responsive and Crisis Services School-Based Consultation with teachers, parents, and specialists Classroom Observations