Essay On Philosophy Of School Counseling

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Week 1 Assignment: History and Philosophy of School Counseling
Due to demographic diversity and the growing population, school counselors can expect to encounter higher percentages of students with shortages in their academic, career, and personal/social development. To accommodate the needs of the current and future populace, as an emerging counseling professional, my philosophical approach to school counseling will combine the three philosophies of school counseling: guidance/career, mental health, and developmental guidance to provide all students the support they need.
Reflection on Philosophy of School Counseling As a future counselor, I will provide guidance/career, mental health, and developmental assistance and information to individual
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According to Clark and Breman (2009), this systemic approach offers all students, whether targeted or not, "help in academic achievement and social-behavioral dimensions of their school who may not qualify for services but who, indeed, could benefit from extra support" (p. 8). Because the classroom setting offers a more familiar and safe environment than the foreign walls of a counselor 's office, students are more apt to internalize information and put it into practice immediately as they normally do with their classroom assignments. The structure of a classroom also makes it more conducive to ensuring the equitable distribution and access of educational opportunities to all students, which is our goal as counselors at the end of the …show more content…
It proposes a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that is holistic, systemic, balanced, proactive, infused into the academic curriculum, and reflective. It addresses the academic, career, and personal/social needs of all students by collaborating with all stakeholders to develop/implement evidence-based preventative and intervention programs. It also encompasses the four components prescribed by the ASCA National Model including: "foundation, delivery systems, management systems and accountability", which entail "leadership, advocacy, and collaboration" further leading "to system change" (Dollarhide & Saginak, 2012, p.

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