The Problem: Originally, I found that practicing school counselors were not trained or following a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program. Now I believe the problem is that school counselors do not have a defined role. Our national association, ASCA, solved this problem by creating a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program. (ASCA National Model). Also, the name has been changed from vocational counselor, to guidance counselor, and now to school counselor.
The Situation and Root Cause: The national model does help but there are many problems to this solution. Continue reading