ERIC Number: ED367933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Elementary-Middle School Counselor Resource Guide.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
This resource guide was developed to help new elementary and middle school counselors in Georgia plan and implement school counseling programs. It has been organized according to the required tasks in the Georgia School Counselor Evaluation Program. Sample forms, activities, and other information are included with each section of the guide. Further state guidelines regarding school counseling are appended. A section on program planning provides an outline and examples pertaining to the development and implementation of the school-based guidance plan and the counselor's individual plan of action. A section on counseling services provides information and examples pertaining to the implementation and development of counseling services. Information is included to help counselors coordinate individual and group counseling sessions; conduct and lead individual and support group counseling sessions; and evaluate the effectiveness of both kinds of sessions. A section on guidance services gives ideas, examples, and information for delivering classroom guidance, preparing and interpreting group tests, career and life development activities, transition services, and skill building groups. Also included are suggestions for ways to evaluate these services. The fourth section focuses on consultation and includes information about orientation to the consultation process, a model for consultation, and suggestions for delivering consultation services. Section V considers related topics, including ethics, professional development, and public relations. Three appendices contain: (1) a reprint of information on developmental stages of students; (2) Federal and state guidelines; and (3) lists of resources. (NB)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Middle Schools, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, School Counselors
Student Services Unit, Georgia Dept. of Education, 1852 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, GA 30334-5040.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A