ERIC Number: ED337717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Counseling Paints a Bright Future. Student Competencies: A Guide for School Counselors.
American School Counselor Association. Alexandria, VA.
School counselors are being asked to assume a greater role in the lives of their students and the students' families. The challenges facing counselors and demands on their time will continue to grow during the next decade. School counselors must choose where they spend their time and energy carefully. It will be easy for counselors to engage in quasi-administrative activities rather than child-oriented ones. Given the challenges faced by today's students, counselors must focus on students' personal/social, educational, and career needs. While some of the counselor's work is remedial or occurs after a problem has developed, many counselors engage in preventive or developmental counseling. Developmental counselors design counseling programs that focus on student competencies and student outcomes. The long-range goals of school counseling are to help students become effective learners, responsible people, and productive workers. To accomplish these student outcomes, well-planned counseling programs from preschool through postsecondary are needed. The purpose of this booklet is to help counselors design well-planned counseling programs. Student competency statements for prekindergarten through postsecondary are suggested. Since the scope of practice of school counseling includes personal/social, educational, and career counseling, student goals and competencies for each of these areas of counseling are provided. (LLL)
Descriptors: Competence, Counseling Objectives, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Needs, Program Development, School Counseling, School Counselors, Student Needs
American School Counselor Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 ($8.00 each).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American School Counselor Association. Alexandria, VA.