Comprehensive School Counseling
The question that is often asked is "What does a school counselor do?" To begin to answer this question, I think we need to start out with the answer to the question "What is a Comprehensive School Counseling Program?" Please read on to find answers to both of these questions below.
"What is a Comprehensive School Counseling Program?"
There are 4 components of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program.
Provides curriculum to all students in a systematic way.
Increases student awareness, skill development, and appreciation of skills needed in every day life.
Assists students in planning, monitoring, and managing their personal and career development.
Ongoing activities that help students plan, monitor, and manage their educational, personal, and career development.
Activities or intervention that meet the immediate needs and concerns of students
Counselor manages activities that establish maintain, and enhance the comprehensive program
Counselor participates in advisory councils, collaborates with outside agencies, consults with staff members...
Additional information about School Counseling Standards can be found at http://dpi.wi.gov/