Mrs. Katherinne Lehmann
Who am I?
Kathy the school counselor...
Kathy the social worker...
Kathy and her family...
Experience in helping to develop student academic, career, and personal/social goals and plans. Knowledge of collaborating with parents, teachers, and administrators.
Exceptional knowledge of providing individual and group counseling. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong ability to interact positively with students and other staff members.
With a keen understanding of physical, mental, and behavioral development, school counselor are trained on issues that children and adolescents experience, whether it's difficulty staying attentive and engaged with schoolwork or experiencing thoughts and feelings of depression or another mental health concern.
Traditional Counseling Approach
Blending Creative Techniques into Practice
What difference does creativity make in therapy, anyway?
A creative therapist has to hold both—the theoretical map and the creative, therapeutic process–and respond accordingly.
School Based Adlerian Art Therapy
Brief-time limited Here and Now Nonjudgmental Safe/ caring environment Client controlled creativity Feelings are communicated safely Ability to focus on future and strengths internally as well as visually
I also often use techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy such as scaling, re-framing, mindfulness meditation and art techniques to stopping automatic negative thoughts.”
The Zentangle method can improve self-esteem and support individual confidence, creativity and cooperation in team efforts.
See real sample picture of a 7th grade female student using the Zentangle method. Both student and counselor draw tiles concurrently. This paticuliar session focused on making mistakes using the pen and related that into life as a middle school.
Master of Science in Education (MSE) Double Endorsement(PK-6, 7-12) Summer 2015
The Wayne State master’s degree program in counseling is a CACREP-based model (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) designed to facilitate the development of professional competencies required for the delivery of counseling services within a school, community, or higher education setting. The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Dept. Education and Counseling:
"Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow". -The American School Counseling Association (ASCA).
School Counseling Course Work Samples
Developing string study skills is the key to achieving academic success in school. Using the Step Up to Better Grades helped one Sacred Heart elementary student learn skills in a fun interactive way with this school counselor. These lessons give an overview of the importance of instilling goo study habits and how they connect school and careers. It is these habits that will carry on throughout a person's life into the world of post-secondary work.
The cognitive, social, physical, and cultural aspects of this student were assessed by using creative drawings and pictures with the help of this school counselor. Parent and teacher inventories were also collected regarding what child thinks about self, others and school, which were also used to gather information. A total of 8 core lessons or habits were taught one-on-one with this student. Student survey indicated that he would recommend this to his friends.
Small Group Counseling
One of our 5th grade students left a note for this counselor, stating that she was very concerned about some things that were going on with the girls in her grade. This brave student shared her concerns with this counselor. These feelings related to isolation, negative self-esteem, selective friendships and name calling.
This girls group was the perfect opportunity to infuse Narrative therapy as a way to connect, relate and educate on issues that this age group often struggles with.
Lesson 1 My Secret Bully- Trudy Ludwig
1. Describe the qualities of a good friend. Read book.
2. Discuss how characters in story acted by listing friendly and unfriendly qualities.
3. Think-pair-share times when students were good friends and times when they could have been better friends.
4. Illustrate work project using markers.
5.Share pictures with class, then display project. Discuss what worked well/what could have been improved with outcome.
6 Evaluation: observe students while working with partners and in small groups; observe if students select and illustrate an appropriate friendship quality
ADHD Parent/Teacher Counseling Resource
Students with ADHD may also have difficulties with maintaining attention, executive function (or the brain’s ability to begin an activity, organize itself and manage tasks) and working memory. ADHD is seen about 3 times more often in boys than in girls. ADHD affects children of all ethnic backgrounds and all socioeconomic levels.
Many teachers struggle in talking with parents about ADHD during parent/teacher conferences. While providing support, I noticed that many were having a difficult time explaining the basics of the disorder. I developed and distributed this quick ADHD resource to help aid teachers and parents who may be concerned.
Letters of Recommendation
Wayne State College "Kathy Lehmann is respectful and shows enthusiasm for the school counseling profession. I believe she will make an excellent school counselor as she has the ability to relate to others and find a professional connection. Kathy’s past and current work experiences will allow her to enhance the experiences, learning, and welfare of her future students that she connects with as a School Counselor".
"Kathy has demonstrated terrific ability to be well-thought out, as well as flexible in her interactions with students. She has shown willingness and get in her work".
Undergraduate Degree (BSW)
Nebraska Counseling Association Training: Oct 2014
Picture of Wayne State College Counseling Department Staff
Member of the American School Counselor Association
Member of the Counselor Educators
Step UP to Better Grades 2014
Solution Focused in School Counseling 2015
Creative Counseling Techniques for Dealing with Difficult Students 2015
K-5 Standards Based Lessons that Sparkle 2015
I have a Plan- Iowa Assisted all 8th grade students in completed portfolio, career inventories, IOWA Guide Ways and long term college planning. Assisted all 8th grade students scheduling for 9th grade at Bishop Heelan High School. Accompany all 8th grade students for on-site orientation at Bishop Heelan High School.
I have a Plan-Iowa Prepared all 11 grade students how to use the ACT study program to increase overall numbers.
Middle School Students
Magic Wand- magic wand to your tool box. My magic wand was gift from someone who believed in me and saw my potential...and that's the best kind of magic to give someone. Now, who doesn't need that? She waves it over the class to see if the students are ready to start. She waves it over students when they need courage to answer a question. She waves it over the class to see if they exhibited good behavior during her lesson. The students all wait to see if it lights up and makes a sound. If it does, then she lets the teacher know and they get a chance for whatever the teacher plans for the class when they are good. She uses it all the time. Magic wands protect you, they give you extra strength, special powers and make all the bad, negative stuff go away! Hint...that's why my logo has a magic wand in the design.
Elementary School Students
Meet Your School Counselor
I enjoyed bringing in fun toys to introduce using the Mrs. Potato Head to introduce myself as the new intern for my K-2 grade students.
My ears listen to you whenever you need someone to listen to your feelings or problems. My helping hands and arms for hugs. My mouth speaks kind word, but never repeats what you say unless you are in danger or are being hurt. My feet walk to your class, playground and lunchrooms. My bad of tricks help you to find new skills.
Mrs. Lehmann can help you in all of these ways and many more. Tell your parents, grandparents, or teachers if you think you want to talk to your school counselor...or come see me in my office! I am always happy to talk to you.
Observation and Evaluation
Resource and Referral
Small Therapy Groups
Group counseling (which consisted of group screenings, group selection, and eight sessions focusing on feelings surrounding loss, stages of grief, and other relevant issues)
Strengthing Friendship Girls Group
Coping with Divorce Mixed Group
ripple effects acts of kindness
Attended PST meetings with the district's school psychologists.Reviewed and organized meetings surrounding 504 plans
I was able to support Teachers and staff by:
Here are some examples of things that I was able to contribute to the team.
Personal Space Camp
Connect with parents
National School Counselor Appreciation Week
Strengths as a Counselor
Goodbye...but not forgotten
@ and with the Sacred Heart Stars.
The students here at Sacred Heart have been great to work with. I have truly enjoyed every moment that I have been allowed to interact with them. I am so very thankful for this opportunity!
I especially want to thank Trevor M. He took me under his wing and showed me the "school counseling ropes". As my site supervisor, he really did an amazing job. I could not have had a better role model and teacher. My last day at Sacred Heart was on March 12, 2015.
In an increasingly complex, demanding and competitive 21st century, students need to learn more than the 3R’s they are tested on in school. It’s time to help them go “above & beyond”, by embracing the 4Cs –communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. -taken from website
The 4C's is a part of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills