From exploring career options to enrolling in professional development workshops, membership to counseling organizations helps counselors to continuously develop their practice ethically and legally.
When addressing substance abuse in children and adolescents, counseling can manifest in many forms. In some areas, the primary school counselor receives substance abuse education, enabling them to provide services to students [...]
The field of counseling is very flexible and it has its opportunity to make a true difference in the lives of those suffering from mental health illnesses. Being a counselor could save many lives as it has been true for myself. All those can be reasons why an individual sought to be a counselor; however while working in the field and attempting to find a niche, reality has a way of intruding.
Students who enroll in online courses may assume that “online” means “easier.” After all, you have a lot more freedom, right? You can log in whenever you feel like it, you can stay in your pajamas while you work, and there are no restrictions on your environment. [...]
Teen dating violence occurs in nearly 1.5 million high school students across the country. Ultimately, prevention and intervention are sought to stop teen dating violence (TDV) before it begins. At the school level, the National Institute of Justice suggests that interventions at the school-level combined with those in the classroom produced ideal outcomes in lower levels of dating conflicts and sexual harassment.
The role of today's school counselor evolved from the creation of vocational guidance provided by teachers after the Industrial Revolution. From mental health education to career preparation, the professional school counselor has grown to become an essential occupation for the academic, career, and social/emotional development for every student.