ERIC Number: ED022224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Counseling without Offices: Guidance in a New Context.
The counseling center at Cherry Creek High School was moved from a remote part of the high school to one of the busiest areas, across from the library and student lounge. The physical facilities consist of a large, open and carpeted area with desks, comfortable chairs, tables, and bookshelves filled with material related to counseling. Conference rooms for privacy, group work, or teacher-counselor group meetings were provided. Each counselor was, and is, scheduled out of the office for one-half day a week on a regular basis. The counselors are thus free to work with students elsewhere. Noticeable differences were observed in the frequency of student visits to the center and in the open and spontaneous nature of student-counselor interaction. Students seemed to feel much more free to congregate in the center to talk, look through materials, and to engage counselors in casual conversation. Teachers also frequented the center. The use of radically different physical facilities and the development of new attitudes toward counselor involvement in the total student life helped to dissolve the idea of the "problem centered counselor." (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Cherry Creek High School, Englewood, CO.