Children are the future of the world. I feel as though it is important to invest in their academic, psychological, and physical development. School counseling is a potential career option that would allow me to achieve that goal. For this reason, I chose to interview my cousin, Ms. Sonya Wright, a professional school counselor at the Barack and Michelle Obama Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. In her position, she is expected to guide, support, and advise students and their families in hopes to alleviate
Long gone are the days when school counselors concentrated on providing guidance to students solely for the purpose of graduation preparation and course selection. The professional school counselor is responsible for delivering a well-organize school counseling program that aims at helping students reach successes. The program is held accountable for managing the needs and concerns for all students. The school counselor is seen as a leader and therefore, parents, school staff, community members and
American Counseling Association The American Counseling Association (ACA) is the most sizeable worldwide association for counseling professionals ("American Counseling Association.", n.d.). The American Counseling Association (ACA) is a nonprofit organization ("American Counseling Association.", n.d.). The American Counseling Association (ACA) is based out of Alexandria, VA ("American Counseling Association.", n.d.). It was founded in 1952, by the convergence of four different associations in Los
Internationalization in K-12 Education: The Role of School Counselors The changing demographics across the United States necessitate the incorporation of an internationalized curriculum into our K-12 schools. According to the 2012 Census, international migration will be the principal factor in U.S. population growth in the next several decades (U.S. Census Bureau). Currently, approximately 14% of the U.S. population was born in another country (NCES, 2014). Furthermore, one in five students speaks
School counseling is a profession with diverse perceptions about the identity of a school counselor. Therefore, this confusion inhibits establishing a unified definition of a school counselor. Imprecise information such as, the term guidance counselor, assumed job duties and history play a role in the failure to discover a coherent description of a school counselor. Counselor’s Identity The term, guidance contributes to the misunderstanding in distinguishing the difference between a guidance counselor
The Professional Identity of a Counselor-in-Training COUN5004 The Professional Identity of a Counselor-in-Training What is professional identity? Is it the philosophies that a professional holds regarding their profession? Is it the roles and characteristics that are required in a listing of their job description? Or is it related to the resources available for a working professional to continually develop their skills within their profession? Professional identity is all of these things.
Assignment Two School counseling is a profession with diverse perceptions about the identity of a school counselor. Therefore, this confusion inhibits establishing a unified definition of a school counselor. Imprecise information such as, the term guidance counselor, assumed job duties and history play a role in the failure to discover a coherent description of a school counselor. Counselor’s Identity The term, guidance contributes to the misunderstanding in distinguishing the difference between
Current Events Impact on School Counseling Profession Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred December 14, 2012 in Newton, Connecticut. This was one of the deadliest mass shooting at a grade school in the history of the United States. A 20 year old male, Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and 6 adult staffers. Lanza also shot his mother. Lanza committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Lanza had significant mental health issues which psychologist say did affect his ability to live
The counselor is a collaborator The professional school counselor is first and foremost a collaborator with the student being his first client. It is the counselor’s responsibility to champion the cause of the student who has lost all options by collaborating with families and other educators.
The Professional Identity of a Mental Health Counselor Trineequa Gilbert Capella University Introduction The professional identity of a mental health counselor is extremely important. When it comes to finding your professional identity, it is important to weigh out all options to make sure that the profession that is chosen, is what one would see themselves doing for a long time. It is more so of asking oneself if they feel they qualify for the career that they are about to