~SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM~
The Role of a School Counselor: Services a School Counselor Provides
Whole Group Services
Classroom lessons are presented to Halstead students in grades Pre K-5. The lessons presented center on ASCA's (American School Counselor Association) domains: Academic, Personal, Social/Emotional, & Career. The direction of the classroom lessons are also based on the use of observational data provided by Halstead teachers, the administrative team, & staff members. Behavioral data reported through our STARS program can also determine the focus of the lessons presented each month.
Small Group Services
Confidentiality & the Limits of Confidentiality
To ensure an effective helping relationship between the student and the counselor, our students must feel that what they share with me will be kept private & confidential. Confidentiality means that as the school counselor I do not disclose information a student shares with me unless the student, A) grants permission to disclose information, B) threatens to harm her/himself, or C) is in imminent danger. I will provide updates about our progress during counseling sessions, but not specific details about what we have discussed.