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Guidance to School Counselor: The Evolution of Professional School Counseling

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.

Shattering the Myths: "National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week"

"National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week" is a week long observance of national health to promote teenage awareness of the effects of alcohol and drugs. How much about substance use do you know? [...]

A Quick Look: 21st Century Cures Act and Mental Health Reform

On December 13, 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act became a law. This law contains provisions for research of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental impacts of disease to the National Institute for Health, increase funding for cancer research, and an investment to BRAIN. [...]

Driving Elementary Counseling with Google Drive

Technology gives us access to information without the bulk of papers and binders. Google Drive, specifically, is a platform that can be used to stay organized and sane while juggling the many facets of a school counseling program. [...]

My Evolution as a Child and Family Therapist

I realized through the previous ten years of treating families and children that the dramatic rise in separations and custody related conflicts were negatively impacting children’s ability to cope and develop. [...]

5 Strategies for a Successful School Counseling Internship

You have completed your initial coursework, and now the time has come for your school counseling internship.  It is so exciting to finally arrive to the grand finale of your graduate studies.  Your time as a school counseling intern is very important and can set the stage for your future. [...]