Assignment: Developing a Personal Philosophy of School Counseling
Your personal beliefs and attitudes, along with your professional knowledge, connect you to your profession and influence your professional practice. Identifying your personal philosophy will help you focus your interests, determine your role as a professional, and guide your contributions to solving social issues or problems in the field of school counseling.
As a future school counseling professional, this course assists you in constructing a base of knowledge upon which to build your professional philosophy. As your knowledge of the field grows, you will continue to refine and develop a core philosophy—a process that will continue throughout your professional career.
For this Assignment, review the Personal Philosophy of School Counseling Guidelines document located in this week’s resources to guide you as you prepare your personal Philosophy of School Counseling statement. Reflect on how your Philosophy of School Counseling has been influenced by historical events. Also, consider the issues and challenges that might shape your personal philosophy in the future.
This week you were to use the template provided to create your personal Philosophy of School Counseling statement.
Utilize the Personal Philosophy of School Counseling Guidelines document located in this week’s resources to guide you as you prepare your personal Philosophy of School Counseling statement.
- Describe the purpose of school counseling, tying reflections to the ASCA National Model
- Describe the primary responsibilities of a school counselor and explain how one might carry out these responsibilities
- Analyze the school counselor’s role in advocacy and leadership within the school
- Analyze the role of the school counselor in the community
Support your Assignment with specific references to resources, using appropriate APA format and style. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the resources for this course.