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Ms. Christine Niblock

Pennsville Middle School
Guidance and Counseling Office
Last name begining with L- Z
856-540-6200 ext. 7406





The Four Components of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program


School Guidance Curriculum


Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills


Goal setting and decision-making


Career awareness, exploration and planning


Education on understanding self and others


Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills


Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution


Substance abuse education


Multicultural/diversity awareness




Individual Student Planning


Academic planning


Goal setting/decision- making


Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses


Transition plans




Responsive Services


Individual and small-group counseling


Individual/family/school crisis intervention


Conflict resolution








System Support


Professional development


Consultation, collaboration and teaming




What do School Counselors do?


 Counselors’ Responsibilities


The following are a few of the counselors’ responsibilities:


a. Implements the school counseling program curriculum.


b. Guides and counsels groups and individual students through the development of personal, social, educational and career plans.


c. Counsels small groups and individual students.


d. Consults and collaborates with teachers, staff and parents in understanding and meeting the needs of students.


e. Refers students with problems and their parents to appropriate specialists, special programs, or outside agencies.


f. Participates in activities that contribute to the effective operation of the school.


g. Plans, evaluates, and revises the school counseling program.                                


h. Pursues professional growth.




*****Source: American School Counselor's Association (ASCA)



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