As a future Guidance Counselor, I would like to gain understanding in the youth and to be open minded of their perspectives are. I think that it is very unique that when helping an individual they feel comfortable speaking to me about their personal life. Another great technique that I will use in the future is self-control. In my case I think self-control is important because it helps me as a Guidance Counselor not state a fact when it is not right. It is my top priority to restate the question so that I will gain
These are social justice and advocacy efforts that will take place within the session, perhaps calling a client out about minimizing experienced microaggressions, and outside the session, like work in the community to destigmatize mental health
In the following conversations, I posted on Jan. 26, Jan. 31, Feb. 2, Feb. 7. I also participated in the video session on Feb. 5th. I feel that these posts and video session provided an exemplary level of engagement. For example, in the following post with my peer Elizabeth, I substantively added onto the conversation by expressing my own experience about how it is essential to develop effective communication and expressing to other professionals working with the same students on a consistent routine. I tried to express to my peers how the teacher should have handled the situation differently by communicating with the teacher how to fix their teaching style in order to help the student be more successful.
I will take away with me a greater sense of self-awareness as well as a sense of believing in myself when I would have to carry many different cases. I feel all of these experiences will be invaluable in my future therapeutic work. Applying the two therapies (behavior training and cognitive behavior therapy) in both an adolescent and a child helped me to feel more confident that I would be able to work at the level of a qualified child and adolescent psychologist after my master studies. Ultimately this internship has allowed me to develop my understanding of myself as a psychologist. I feel I now have a better idea of what life will be like as a qualified child and adolescent psychologist and this internship has helped to prepare me for what is to
The ASCA National Model is an important tool that supports school counselors and defines their specific role in the school counseling program. The ASCA National Model (2012) provides guidelines for a comprehensive counseling program and defines focus, student standards, and professional competencies. The ASCA National Model unifies school counselors with one vision and voice motivated by improving student success. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on my total program experience, field experience, and how these experiences align with the ASCA National
There are merits and drawbacks to all the theoretical orientations, we studied so far. Therefore, an integrative approach works best for me as a counselor. I intend on using techniques from different schools that would benefit my clients. In my current integrative approach, which is actually a work in progress, I’ll include person centered theory, multicultural theory, and LGBT theory. I agree with person centered therapy theory that a person is self actualizing and can only truly know reality from their perspective and experiences.
This comes from in relation to the characteristics that are established already inside the counselor. In the responsibilities that should be completed by the counselor is to inform the reflective interpretation from the counselor. Being an counselor comes more from the information that you retained as a student, but more so how you interact with people. The characteristics that a counselor should have are active listening skills, plenty of patience and encouragement. These key components can help with the retentions rate of the client showing up to sessions but also a sense of confidence the client will feel comfortable to open up about the
The most common guidance intervention tool that guidance counselors use to deal with students with behavioral problems is counseling, as it is said to be the heart of the guidance program. However, the numerous counseling techniques pose a challenge to practitioners and that is to identify which particular technique will prove very effective in combating behavioral problems of the students. By doing so, more clients will be helped since time would be saved by using short-term but effective counseling technique. Lesser counseling sessions are needed to effect positive results to the clients.
Leading by example, I will show the organization how to be an ethical coach (Vizzini 2014). In a way, I will be illustrating Wooden’s words, “The end game is a by-product of the journey to get there” (Wooden 2001). Using ethics in coaching, as in sports, gives people the satisfaction of doing the best you can with the tools you have. Using ethical coaching in my organization will consist of training the coaches. As Vizzini (2014) pointed out, besides leading by example, there are other ways to get the ethical point across.
The two professional and ethical standards that I’ll be talking about will be the ACA code of ethics and the ASCA ethical standards for school counselors. Both in my opinion had some lessons that were similar to each other. The mission of the ACA is to promote human life and enhance the quality of life as well as establishing professional counselors (2014). In the ACA preamble, it says it is an educational and professional organization with members involved in all types of work settings. In the ASCA ethical standards for school counselors preamble, it says it is also a professional organization but their members are licensed or certified school counselors only.
It becomes the blueprint for the student’s education for the current school year.” I think looking at the IEP in this light is so incredibly important. If teachers and parents understand that it is both the “blueprint” and an accountability tool, the IEP will be more effective and meaningful. Every student deserves to have the best possible education, and the IEP helps to ensure that this happens among students with disabilities.
Hi Ashli, I enjoyed reading your post about the accountability bridge model and how it fits with the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) guidelines. I agree with your assessment of the accountability bridge model in the context of the ASCA guidelines. As school counselors are tasked with being accountable for how the school counseling program is supporting students’ academic success, absentee rates, and behavior, school counselors must be able to show what they are doing is having a positive outcome for students (ASCA, 2012). As you discussed, the accountability bridge model supports this accountability. Further, I agree that the accountability bridge model supports collaboration among stakeholders in order to improve the counseling
The knowledge I gleaned from this activity resulted in a more tailored and focused learning experience for my students which met them where they were instead of assuming what they did or didn’t know. My lessons were more appropriate for the learning environment as a result of giving a pre-test and at the end of the unit both the students and I will be able to have tangible proof that our time was not wasted. Learning occurred and this pre-assessment allows us to prove
The career that I want to go into would be counseling. I would want to be an elementary school counselor. I think that I would be good as a school counselor because I like helping kids, I can listen to what they have to say, and I can try to give them advice. I think this is the right career for me.