EDCE 660 School Counseling Collaborative Model.
Component #1: Professional Identity
Grounded in knowledge of history and trends in the profession, student describes roles and functions of the
contemporary professional school counselor in relation to others within and outside of the school in planning
and implementing a collaborative model for school counseling.
School counselors serve two dual roles: as a counselor and educator. School counselors
integrate the dual roles of educator and counselor into a succinct guiding philosophy that
drives affective and cognitive domains of programming and professional practices
(Schellenberg, 2013). School counselors address the individual holistic needs of students
using individual counseling as a core responsive service delivery component of a
comprehensive school counseling program
(ASCA, 2012). Also, the professional school
counselor engages with stakeholders to implement a mutual vision to support student
development and achievement. Furthermore, school counselors think and act in a
systematic fashion that mobilize all stakeholders and create school communities that
enthusiastically pursue academic achievement and school success for all students
(Dollarhide, 2017). Stakeholders include students, teachers, administrators, and staff
inside the school and outside the school include parents, community members, and
Additionally, school counselors have relevant leadership,
consultation, and management skills that enable them to carry out management duties in
addition to meeting students’ personal, social, academic, and career development needs
when planning and implementing a collaborative school model
Lastly, counselors serve as advocates for students, which is also an important factor of a
Student demonstrates an understanding of professional credentials, associations, organizations, preparation
standards, and the ASCA National Model in advocating for an appropriate professional identity and
School counselors must complete a master’s degree program in school counseling and
must fulfill their state licensing laws and requirements and take certification exams to
become a school counselor. National accrediting boards establish training standards to
make sure that all school counselors across the nation are prepared and qualified to work
with clients (Dollarhide, 2017).
Additionally, counselors must adhere to the rules set
forth by ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors.
Additionally, counselors must
be multiculturally sensitive to diverse clients and competent in working with them. Also,
counselors must advocate for students and their counseling programs (Dollarhide, 2017).
Furthermore, counselors can document professional competence by becoming national
certified. They can choose to become a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a
National Certified School Counselor (NCSC) through the National Board of Certified