School Counseling Research Paper by writingsensation

School Counseling
This paper is an extensive review of literature about the role and profession of school counseling.
# 68593 | 3,305 words | 26 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Aug 29, 2006 in Education (Education Psychology) , Education (Special)

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This paper explains that school counselors play an important role in providing assistance to students by giving them someone to talk to and by offering direction for those experiencing difficulties in their academic careers. The author points out that counselors play a particular role for special needs children, whether those suffering from learning disabilities or from physical disabilities or those with some other issue that prevents them from maintaining their focus in class. The paper stresses the importance of the counselor taking a holistic wellness perspective involving the parents and their situation in the process.

Table of Contents
Students and Self-Awareness
Educational Correction
Role of the Counselor
Teacher Involvement
Student Involvement

From the Paper:

"The attitudes of the students are clearly of importance to the school health counselor and must be taken into account in both the consultative and counseling roles. West, Kayser, Overton, and Saltmarsh (1991) note certain student perceptions that inhibit counseling. It was estimated by the President's Commission on Mental Health in 1978 that 5 to 15 percent of all children and adolescents require some type of mental health service, and considering the number that actually receive help, there is a large population of troubled youth remaining unrecognized and untreated. One problem is that children and adolescents do not have a clear perception of themselves or of counseling and so are seldom self-referred. They are also frequently pointed toward counseling by an adult who has identified in them what are often subtle or disguised requests for help."

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