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Ch 1: The History & Role of School Counselors

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Examine how school counselors have functioned in the past and identify future trends through this chapter on the history & role of school counselors. Review what you have learned and test your retention using these lessons, quizzes and test.

The History & Role of School Counselors - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will look at the role of counselor to students as it has been fulfilled in the past, and identify some of the directions that role may take moving into the future. The lessons also offer insights into functions served by school counselors at various educational levels.

You will learn how school counselors offer many services to their students and can consult with parents and other professionals, about the professional resources that exist for counselors and how they can help you, and much more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will have read about:

  • Organizations and research resources for school counselors
  • Advantages of joining a professional organization
  • Current movements and history of school counseling
  • Domains, uses, components and alignment of the ASCA national model and standards
  • School counselors as advocates, leaders and guidance counselors
  • How to provide consultation, support student retention and matriculation
  • Middle, secondary and elementary school counseling

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13 Lessons in Chapter 1: The History & Role of School Counselors
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Research Resources for School Counselors

1. Research Resources for School Counselors

In this lesson, we will help school counselors understand how to use research to advocate for the profession. To do this, we will look at examples of useful research resources, how to access these sources, and how to interpret research to impact student learning.

Professional Organizations for School Counselors

2. Professional Organizations for School Counselors

As a school counselor, you can sometimes feel isolated and in need of a professional community. This lesson teaches you about professional organizations for school counselors, how you can access them, and how they will help you.

Benefits of Joining Professional Organizations for Counselors

3. Benefits of Joining Professional Organizations for Counselors

Counselors are valuable professionals and serve as important resources for communities, whether working in schools, community centers or private practices. This lesson will discuss the benefits of joining a professional organization for counselors.

School Counseling: History & Trends

4. School Counseling: History & Trends

This lesson will provide an overview of the history of the school counseling profession, and how trends in society can impact the role of school counseling.

ASCA National Model: Components & Alignment

5. ASCA National Model: Components & Alignment

What exactly is the role of a school counselor, and how do students benefit from school counseling programs? This lesson explores the four major components of the school counselor's job.

ASCA National Standards: Domains & Use

6. ASCA National Standards: Domains & Use

In this lesson, we explore the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Standards for Students and the principles which guide school counselors when counseling students.

The Role of the School Guidance Counselor

7. The Role of the School Guidance Counselor

School guidance counselors are essential parts of the education system. This lesson will discuss the role of school guidance counselors and the important contributions they make.

How School Counselors Function as Leaders

8. How School Counselors Function as Leaders

School counselors are vital members of the educational leadership team. This lesson will discuss how school counselors function as leaders and will end with a quiz to test what you have learned.

How School Counselors Act as Advocates

9. How School Counselors Act as Advocates

School counselors work on behalf of students and families as advocates. This lesson will explore this role of advocacy and will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.

Providing Consultation as a School Counselor

10. Providing Consultation as a School Counselor

School counselors are essential members of the educational staff in schools. This lesson will explore the ways school counselors provide consultation. We will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Supporting Student Retention & Matriculation as a Counselor

11. Supporting Student Retention & Matriculation as a Counselor

School counselors are essential for student success. This lesson will discuss how school counselors support student retention and matriculation and will end with a short quiz.

Counseling in Elementary Schools

12. 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.

Counseling in Middle/Secondary Schools

13. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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