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Examines the foundational principles of school counseling and introduces students to the Utah School Counseling Model and the ASCA National Model. Provides students with the information and knowledge of how to implement a College and Career Readiness School Counseling Program.
Provides essential knowledge and skills as established by the Utah State Board of Education standards. Focuses on legislation impacting professional school counselors and the ASCA Code of Ethics.
Introduces theories of career development and career decision-making models relating to educational and career development program planning, organization, implementation, administration, and evaluation. Covers the history of work and career in the U.S. in addition to contemporary influences and multicultural considerations.
Examines implications of working with students with diverse cultural backgrounds. Exposes students to various cultures and the methods, values, and beliefs that organize family life and human development. Examines how the intersections of race, class, culture, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality shape and affect the lives of individuals and families. Explores intervention practices, social advocacy models, and resistance strategies.
Introduces developmentally relevant counseling treatment or intervention plans. Includes development of measurable outcomes for students. Teaches evidence-based counseling strategies and techniques for prevention and intervention. Provides instruction on the referral process and community-based resources. Emphasizes suicide prevention models and strategies. Explores crisis intervention, trauma-informed, and community-based strategies, such as Psychological First Aid.
Prepares future school counselors to help all students succeed in post-secondary training and future careers. Emphasizes current labor market demands and resources that can provide early and ongoing exposure to information necessary for students to make informed decisions regarding post-secondary education and improve their career literacy.
Introduces practitioner research in school counseling. Identifies methods for locating, reading, interpreting, and using credible research, and explores approaches to applying action research methods in school counseling programs to advance the counseling profession. Provides students the skills and competencies necessary to successfully conduct valid and reliable research and analyze and use data for completing data projects required by the Utah State Board of Education.
Provides students with an opportunity to job shadow a school counselor at a local school for 100 hours and directly apply concepts and principles learned in coursework. Includes weekly reporting and reflection from practicum experiences to a group supervisor. Provides instructional content relating to the special topics in school counseling.