The American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

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Certainly, school counselors are in an ideal position in terms of access to, and identification of, students in need. Despite, job descriptions, duties and responsibilities, and large student to school counselor rate limit the amount of time school counselor can give to student with ongoing mental health needs (Brown et al., 2009). The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has long advocate for the elimination of non-counseling duties such as plan testing programs, writing excuses for students who are absent or tardy, teaching classes when teachers are absent, and providing long-term therapy for students with psychological disorders (ASCA). A designation of time for school counselors to provide appropriate activities related to responsive
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