Professional School Counseling

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Over the years experts have studied the history and developmental aspects of the professional school counseling field. This paper will give an introduction to professional school counseling and the importance of the field as it relate to counseling. Major themes that are attached to the field of professional school counseling are relevant in their duties and a few are listed with their meaning, important identified clients, what counselors do to help in the situation, and the outcome for client intervention. The 5 themes are character education, bullying, social-conflict, academics, and mental illness. Additionally, this paper will include important elements of school counselor identity, function and ethics. A section of the
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Professional school counselors are employed in elementary, middle/junior high and high schools; in district supervisory positions; and counselor education positions.
Professional school counselors uphold the ethical and professional standards of ASCA and other applicable professional counseling associations, and promote the development of the school counseling program based on the following areas of the ASCA National Model: Foundation, delivery, management and accountability.

Five Aspects
In professional school counseling there are many themes that are related to area of concern in the school and the community. Counselors are to identify the needs of the students and think of programs that could help address these problems. Some of the major problems are character education, bullying, social-conflict, academics and mental illnesses. We will explain these problems in more details in the next five paragraphs.
Character Education is schools creating ethical, responsible and caring young people by demonstrating and educating good character on values that are shared throughout the universe. It is the school’s quest to develop the student’s core
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