Themes Of School Counselors

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The ASCA National Model themes are divided into four different categories: leadership, collaboration, advocacy and systemic change. The leadership component describes the counselor as being an advocate for change. School counselors provide equitable services and programs for all students. Whether at the elementary, middle or high school level, all school counselors have the ability to lead. Effective school counselor leadership requires:
• visionary thinking
• challenging inequities
• shared decision making
• collaborative processing
• modeling excellence
• a courageous stance (Young, 2012).
School counselors play a vital role in setting the school environment. In order to do so, counselors must work collaboratively with the stakeholders within
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For example, counselors may be responsible for creating an annual agreement, organize and facilitate advisory council meetings, develop action plans and develop the program calendar. Mrs. Hubbert has used action plans for numerous students and small group settings. For example, Mrs. Hubbert works with a group of third grade boys that need additional help with conflict resolution skills. She also is able to work with numerous grade levels during their specials to conduct guidance lessons. Areas that need to be reviewed for this section is that she is not on the advisory council for the school which is an important part of improving the school community. Also, there was not a use-of-time assessment completed for this current school …show more content…
For this category, Mrs. Hubbert stated that she uses small group results to make interventions for students. Areas that need to be reviewed consists of the majority of the section since she does not use data consistently.

Conclusion The school counseling program assessment was a great way to see how the counselor is immersed within so many different areas in the educational system. I was able to see the different components of the National ASCA Model while working with Mrs. Hubbert. I now see that the role of the counselor is a more than just “counseling”. A counselor plays an important role to all stakeholders within the school. Even though there were some areas that were not applicable on the assessment for the school counseling program, it is obvious that the students at Choptank Elementary benefit from Mrs. Hubbert in numerous

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