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A second model of consultation and collaboration is the Collaborative-Dependent Model. This model is different because the counselor isn’t perceived as the expert. In this model, more of a team approach and brainstorming is expected as members of the counseling team find partnership in identifying the problem, creating and implementing interventions, and providing evaluation and follow-up services. “Together, the consultant and the consultee establish mutual goals and objective for the student and develop an intervention plan” (Erford, 2019). The third model is the most engaging and direct model of collaboration. Collaborative-Interdependent Model encourages community involvement and utilizes each member of the counseling group to solve problems and to suggest or implement changes when needed. With this model of collaboration, each member involved in student achievement and development have equal partnership. Everyone must be active in facilitating their portion of the plan for true collaboration to take place (Erford, 2019). All members of the team have an equality with statingany issues or concerns, the development of a solution, implementing the intervention and evaluation of how well the intervention is working. 6
SCHOOL COUNSELING COLLABORATIVE MODELAll three models of consultation and collaboration have a place in a comprehensive school counseling program. “Consultation is a process and collaboration is a style of interaction with the process.” (Erford, 2019). Component #3: Systems- and Academic-FocusedProfessional school counselors are the driving force for the productivity regarding studentacademic, career, and personal and social opportunities in life. “Professional school counseling must evolve into a model that will both fit the needs of the students in this rapidly changing society and conform to the demands of school reform and accountability mandates, as well as workforce demands” (Erford, 2019). The professional school counselor has a major role in the preparation of our students to be successful in the workplace and to be productive citizen in the world today. The professional school counselor needs to take on a leadership role that promotes closing the achievement and attainment gaps in the educational system. “For professional schoolcounselors to work effectively in schools, they must design data-driven school counseling programs that fit into the mission of today’s schools to provide rigorous standards and accountability for all students” (Erford, 2019).School counselors are positioned to significantly influence students’ selection of academically rigorous programs that promotes academic achievement, thus addressing the achievement gap. Additionally, school counselors should stress the importance of school attendance, extracurricular involvement, and parent involvement. These three aspects will be a huge help in improving academic status and decrease the student dropout rates. School counselors should develop a systematic plan to offer educational and career planning to all

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Term
Summer
Professor
Rita Schellenberg
Tags
School counselor, school counselors

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