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Old 11-08-2015, 05:00 AM
 
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We have a school counselor at the K-8 level and at the High School level. I am the first of those two. At the High School she deals with the career planning and prep for post secondary. She also does some one on one for smaller issues, but not for ongoing counseling or major issues. I go in weekly to my elementary classes and do 30 minute lessons on character issues, test taking strategies, career exploration, etc. Currently I have a couple students I see weekly one on one to help with anger control in the classroom. In the past I have done small groups, but this is very hard because teachers don't like to let them out of their rooms. If they have more need than I can provide I refer them to an outside agency. While I have a masters in School Counseling, it is not enough nor suppose to be enough for more clinical counseling. I, too, am the district test coordinator. This took up a majority of my time in the beginning. Now the worst time is during state assessments. I am usuall out of classrooms from mid February to the end of the year. This year we have new windows so I don't know what will happen yet. Our school psychologist is part of our special education coop and she does all the testing for IEP evaluations. She. Ones to our schools usually once a week, but I rarely see her. We also have a school Social Worker, but she only works with those students who have that service noted in their IEP. I did run one group with her several years ago.
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