The program provides candidates with opportunities and experiences to demonstrate knowledge and application of theories, models, and processes of consultation. The program provides candidates with opportunities and experiences to display the ability to use communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills in consultation with teachers, administrators, other school personnel, family members, community groups, and agencies. Candidates demonstrate skills in using a decision-making process when consulting and collaborating with others to (a) identify problem areas, (b) collect and analyze information to understand problems, (c) make decisions about service delivery, and (d) evaluate the implementation and outcome of the service delivery plan.
Primary Course that meets all factors to consider
All objectives included in COUN 242, Parent Education, Pupil Advocacy and Consulting, are related to the factors to consider in Standard 10, Consultation.
COUN 242, Course Objectives
1. Develop methods of working with school staff and parents which include planned prevention programs to help alleviate school failure and promote ways of increasing pupil successes K-12 school settings.
2. Develop and apply methods of consultation services to include conflict resolution, team consultation procedures, classroom management skills for teachers, school discipline models and strategies for teachers.
3. Provide methods of consulting with schools and develop appropriate consultation models with teachers, administrators, and parents through the utilization of counseling methods.
4. Investigate procedures for developing methods to be used in formulating pupil advocacy programs.
5. Design and apply appropriate parent education program for specific population group.
6. Recognize and apply appropriate legal concepts and legal procedures in working with consultees.
7. Pursue professional development in consultation and apply concepts to both public and private sectors.
8. Identify the cultural issues in developing and applying methods of consultation services.
COUN 242, Course content
Candidates are introduced to major models of consultation and the consultation stages and processes which include:
Entry into the Organization,
Initiation of a Consulting Relationship,
Problem Definition and Goal Setting,
Evaluation, and Termination.
COUN 242, Consultation Skills Development
Assignments: Candidates’ knowledge and skills are demonstrated by using a consultation model to respond to a vignette during final examination. They are also asked to work as a consultation team and make a group presentation covering any of the following:
A planned prevention/intervention program, i.e. drug abuse prevention, school drop out prevention, intervention with at-risk students, positive alternatives to gangbanging, increasing school success for elementary, middle, or secondary school students.
Leading the faculty and staff of a local elementary school through a conflict resolution session.
Preparation and presentation of a classroom management plan, which might include such issues as a planned discipline program, classroom management skills, the classroom as a group, conflict resolution, and/or problem solving.
Development of a consultation model for working with teachers, parents or administrators.
Development of a consultation model for student advocacy.
A workshop on avoiding “burn out”.
A parent education model based on the theory of your choice.
Teaching multiculturalism to students.
Designing and implementing a peer counseling (K-8) program.
Student Study Teams.
Strategies to motivate high school students.
Adolescent mental health.
Gang awareness and intervention.
School to work.
Effects of trauma on the learning and development of children.
Coun 249: Objective 10: candidates apply skills of consulting with parents and teachers in an approved school
CI 285: Objective 3: Become more conversant with a variety of psychological theories implicated in development, learning and design/implementation of instruction or intervention.