Department of Counseling & Guidance
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CLU's Graduate School of Education Celebrates National School Counseling Week, February 4-8, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
CLU’s Counseling and Guidance Department within the Graduate School of Education would like to recognize the students and alumni of the program during National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). This special week honoring school counselors is being celebrated from Feb. 4–8, 2013, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., ASCA executive director said, “Comprehensive school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success."
School counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today's world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students' social/personal, educational and career development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves. Professional school counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master's degree in guidance and counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.