ERIC Number: ED193571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Holistic Approach to an Elementary School Counseling Program.
Deschenes, Paul R.; And Others
A holistic counseling program established in the public schools of Ashland, Massachusetts, is presented. The role of the holistic counselor is described as counselor, consultant, educator, psychological evaluator, and liaison to community agencies. The advantages and disadvantages of this approach are reviewed including: (1) increased counselor-child contact; (2) greater counselor credibility; (3) increased workload; (4) possible counselor "burnout"; and (5) more program flexibility. The knowledge and skills necessary for holistic counselors and their relationships with other school personnel, parents, students, and community members are also suggested in this model program. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Holistic Approach; Massachusetts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Atlanta, GA, March 26-29, 1980).