The major role of the counselor is to help students,
parents, and teachers work together as effectively as possible.
The counselor’s role with students is positive and preventive in
nature. Our counseling program is for all children.
Students participate in individual and group counseling,
class activities, and motivational groups. The counselor provides counseling related to normal adjustment problems of
childhood, as well as difficulty involving home, school,
peers, and others. When a child exhibits symptoms of very severe emotional or adjustment problems, the parent/guardian
may inquire at the counselor’s office for information
concerning outside agencies and persons who
specialize in diagnostic psychological evaluation.
The counselor serves parents by providing consultation,
interpretation of test scores and making referrals when
asked to do so by the parent. Parents may contact the
counselor whenever they have concerns about their child.
When You Need Help
All students need help with the typical problems of
growing up. Some situations that may indicate a need
for assistance are:
Difficulty in school
Conflicts within the family
Presence of anxieties or fear
Personal loss or grief experiences
Difficulty in getting along with peers
Need for information
What can be done?
Students can be helped to look at themselves more realistically and to: know and understand themselves, improve relationships, understand their talents and weaknesses, solve school and personal problems, make career plans and decisions, obtain practical information about jobs, education, and training.
Counselors can help by: Serving students and their needs.
Counseling individually with students
Working with parents
Working with teachers
Interpreting test information
Providing career, school, and personal-social information
Counseling in groups for solving problems and making decisions
Working with community agencies