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Running head: REFLECTION AND ANALYSIS 1 School Counselor Interview Reflection and Analysis Caprice Dye Dr. Berry 8 December 2019
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REFLECTION AND ANALYSIS 2 Role and Responsibilities A professional school counselor is an individual who works in a school system as an advocate for the students. School counselors are vital members of the education team and help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow (American School Counselors Association 2019). School counselors also spend time working with teachers on brainstorming lessons and activities that work best with the students development and abilities. Due to students needing help in crisis, success and mental illness, school counselors use more of a comprehensive approach (Erford, 2019). Working on these topics individually and then coming together as a group to discuss what worked and what needs improvement is one example of both settings working together. The philosophy of a school counselor is supporting and encouraging student’s social, academic and career goals. This helps the students find themselves and grow while understanding all aspects of the future and removing confusion. Wellness, resilience and prevention determine who individuals are once they focus on their difficult situation and work on ways to improve them (Myers and Sweeney, 2008). In doing this, school counselors find outside resources to assist and collaborate with. Having these resources will not only increase the school counselor’s resource list, but allowing students to have safety nets outside of the school system and home. Discussing the role and responsibilities with a licensed school counselor, she shared that her first and foremost responsibility is to provide social/emotional support to students as needed (Radcliffe, 2019). In ways that Radcliffe is providing support, is through individual
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REFLECTION AND ANALYSIS 3 counseling, crisis counseling and small group counseling. Radcliffe’s responsibilities is to oversee all scheduling and all college courses. I am responsible for providing a college and career readiness program for all seventh through twelfth grade students (Radcliffe, 2019). Along with being the school counselor, Radcliffe is also apart of the mental health team, social/emotional team, leadership team, attendance team and the student assist team at North Mahaska Community Schools. Counseling services Building school programs that benefit students in their academic, career and social/emotional development is critical as a school counselor. One way that school counselors can establish a students goals or mental state are through direct services. Direct services are delivered through the core curriculum, individual student planning and responsive services including individual and small group counseling interventions to address social, emotional, and mental health needs of students (Kaffenberger & O’Rorke-Trigiani, 2013). Second, the school counselor can make referrals, consult and collaborate with
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