The purpose of the assignment is for School Counselors to focus on the profession’s national push to move from the guidance counselor role (with specific, often limited duties) to a broader school counseling program and transformed counseling role. In the latter concept, even the school with one professional school counselor should seek to expand and integrate a counseling program into the school and community environments. The program should play an integral role in linking the concepts of student advocacy, social justice, academic achievement, and healthy systemic cooperation.
For this question, identify two old tasks that are still a part of your day-to-day schedules and two new tasks that move your counseling program forward. Assume a world that will eventually allow you to have what you want for your school counseling program and develop a justification and plan for transferring those old tasks to other school personnel. Then develop a plan for establishing the two new tasks into your daily schedule.
Old task: Scheduling, conducting academic and career counseling only, being a records clerk/secretary
New task: Consistently generating data, conducting interventions, counseling in small group, classroom, and individual settings. Another new task is advocating, consulting, and collaborating with outside agencies, etc.
The order of these transformations might not be linear. The new tasks might come on line first and the old tasks then be transferred. Or you might think of a way to make the transition simultaneously.
Each question should be approached as a practitioner-scholar using the available literature and research from school counseling and the American School Counseling Association. The question will require a minimum of (8) pages of content, not including a title and reference page. References should span across textbooks and journal articles with a minimum of 5 references written within the last five (5) years. Of the references, at least 2 journal articles should report research findings. All writing should be in your best APA 6th edition style. The assignment is due October 23rd at 12:00 noon central time.