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ERIC Number: EJ1063214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Addressing Mental Health Needs in Our Schools: Supporting the Role of School Counselors
Collins, Traci P.
Professional Counselor, v4 n5 p413-416 2014
School counselors are a well-positioned resource to reach the significant number of children and adolescents with mental health problems. In this special school counseling issue of "The Professional Counselor," some articles focus on systemic, top-down advocacy efforts as the point of intervention for addressing child and adolescent mental health. Other articles investigate improving child and adolescent mental health through a localized, ground-level approach by developing school counselors' competency areas and specific school counseling interventions. Article topics include school counselors' professional identity, training, self-efficacy, supervision, burnout, career competencies and cultural competencies, as well as how to measure the impact of school counselors' interventions. The author discusses the importance of school counselors' role within schools, and hindrances to school counselors' ability to perform their role as counselors.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Health Needs, School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Role, Intervention, Professional Identity, Counselor Training, Self Efficacy, Supervision, Burnout, Competence, Cultural Literacy, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Barriers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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