What is School Counseling?
School counseling is a program in which a trained professional counselor provides support, gives encouragement and teaches skills in the areas of personal, social, academic and career development. A school counselor also helps students emotionally and socially so that they can perform to the fullest potential at school tasks.
The following counseling services are available to all students:
Some of the topics that are dealt with individual counseling are:
Other normal developmental issues Topics that could be dealt with group counseling are:
Things that can be dealt with at the classroom level are:
How does counseling work at Trio World Academy?
Students are first referred to the counselor for a variety of concerns which may include:
The counselor will then have a meeting with the teacher to gain more information about the problem. The counselor will also meet with other teachers who are dealing with the student to get all round feedback about the student and also ascertain if the behavior is limited to one class or is sustained with all teachers. Thereafter, the counselor will have a classroom observation session, where she will observe the student in class to assess the behavior and the seriousness of the behavior. The counselor then will have an informal one-on-one session with the student to assess the problem behavior and decide on the best course of action to help the student.
Interventions can be peer interventions, classroom support, class interventions, group counseling and individual counseling. If a student is chosen for individual or group counseling the counselor will call the parents or primary caregivers to gain parental consent. No counseling and therapy services will be provided without parental consent.