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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Determining the Counseling Needs of Middle School Students: Teacher, Administration and Mental Health Staff Perspectives

This poster is an initial examination of the counseling needs of middle school students from the teacher, administration and mental health staff perspectives. The objective of this study is to assess the differences that exist between the various school personnel with reference to perceived counseling needs of students. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model was created to address the various needs of students from kindergarten until their graduation from high school. A needs assessment has been conducted by the investigator, which encompasses the ideas expressed in the ASCA National Model. The model was created to unify the profession of school counseling (Gysbers & Henderson, 2000) and to “reflect a comprehensive approach to program foundation, delivery, management and accountability” (ASCA, 2005). In addition, the history of the school counseling profession will be discussed.

Presenter: Kelly Tobin (Graduate Student)
Topic: Counselor Education
Location: 3rd Floor Lobby - MetroCenter
Time: 6 pm (Session VI)