The Role of the School Counselor

  • Source: American School Counselor Association

    Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.

    School Counselors Implement the School Counseling Program by Providing:

    School Guidance Curriculum

    • Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills
    • Goal setting and decision-making
    • Career awareness, exploration and planning
    • Education on understanding self and others
    • Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
    • Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
    • Substance abuse education
    • Multicultural/diversity awareness
    • Individual student planning

    Academic planning

    • Goal setting/decision-making
    • Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
    • Transition plans

    Responsive Services

    • Individual and small-group counseling
    • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
    • Conflict resolution
    • Consultation/collaboration
    • Referrals