The role of the counselor consists of three components: counseling, consulting, and coordinating
• Counseling involves the counselor in direct services to students through classroom instructions, small group experiences, and individual counseling on request. Parent permission is required to participate in small groups. Students may be referred for individual services by a parent, staff member, or may self-refer. In the case of a self-referral, the counselor contacts parents if an initial visit warrants continued involvement in order to resolve a person, social, or academic concern.
• The school counselor consults with school staff, parents, and other professionals in a team approach to identifying and meeting student needs.
• Coordination is the organization of all guidance program components into an efficient and meaningful process. Close contact among all members of the staff, as well as community resources, is an important element of the program.
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