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School Counseling - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In this chapter, you'll learn about school counseling at the elementary school, middle school, secondary school and university levels. Instructors explain the various roles of a school counselor, along with important techniques used in the field, such as group counseling, games and one-on-one meetings. You'll explore common school issues, including bullying, loneliness, child abuse, drugs, suicide and gangs. This chapter can help you understand the following:
- Elementary school counseling techniques
- Common issues with elementary school children
- Middle and secondary school counseling methods
- Unique issues with middle and secondary school children
- College and university counseling strategies
|Counseling in Elementary Schools||Explain the various roles of elementary school counselors and common counseling techniques, like art and play therapy, and game activities.|
|Common Issues with Elementary School Children||Understand issues and problems elementary school children may encounter, including shyness, bullying, rejection, ADD/ADHD and child maltreatment.|
|Counseling in Middle/Secondary Schools||Discuss the roles that middle and secondary school counselors can fill and the counseling activities that can be used, such as group counseling, service coordination and career guidance.|
|Common Issues with Middle/Secondary School Children||Identify problems of middle and secondary school children, including alcohol, drugs, suicide, sexual pressures and gang activity.|
|Counseling in Colleges and Universities||Explain the roles of a college or university counselor, common counseling methods and important issues that students face, such as time management problems, racism, eating disorders, adjusting to college life and dating issues.|
1. Counseling in Elementary Schools
Ever wonder what an elementary school counselor does? In this lesson, we will look into counseling at an elementary school, including types of counseling and strategies used in the process.
2. Common Issues with Elementary School Children
While childhood is meant to be a happy time, there are many children for whom it is a time of emotional difficulty. This lesson looks into some challenges that are common to elementary-aged children.
3. Counseling in Middle/Secondary Schools
How do middle and high school counselors guide their students? In this lesson, we're going to look into the different formats they use and how these benefit their students.
4. Common Issues with Middle/Secondary School Children
You may have had a tough time during your middle or high school years; during that time, it's common for teens to go through various emotional challenges. Here, we will look into several issues that are commonly faced during this time.
5. Counseling in Colleges and Universities
College can be an exciting time of life. But for many students, it can also bring about common emotional challenges, like depression, anxiety, addiction, ADHD, and eating disorders.
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Other chapters within the Counseling 101: Fundamentals of Counseling course
- The History of Counseling and Psychotherapy
- The Professional Counselor
- The Counseling Process
- Theoretical Approaches in Counseling
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
- Human Growth and Development in Counseling
- Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Rehabilitation Counseling
- Social and Cultural Elements of Counseling
- Marriage and Family Counseling
- Career Counseling
- Group Counseling