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School Counselor Self-Advocacy The Key to Survival Dr. Tom Trotter, Gonzaga University Kathleen Trotter, Ed.S., Retired School Counselor-K-12 Michael Dunn,

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1 School Counselor Self-Advocacy The Key to Survival Dr. Tom Trotter, Gonzaga University Kathleen Trotter, Ed.S., Retired School Counselor-K-12 Michael Dunn, MAC Student-Gonzaga University Justine Brown, MAC Student-Gonzaga University

2 A Function of Seven Variables Think 7Ps Programs and Services Personnel Policies and Procedures Program Evaluation Physical Facilities, Equipment, Materials, and other Resources Public Relations/Public Image Professional Development

3 Programs and Services Adopt a Model/Frame of Reference -National (ASCA) Model -7Cs Approach to Comprehensive Program Development - Three Dimensions 1. Seven delivery Systems 2. Seven areas of Emphasis 3. Seven partners in the Process Staff an Advisory Group – See Idaho PTE School Counseling Program Handbook for Advisory Councils

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5 Personnel Characterize your student body. Document the nature of referrals received. Describe the composition of your school’s attendance area. Determine how all of the above contribute to challenges faced through the School Counseling Program.

6 Policies and Procedures Ensure that content of school policy statements and procedural guides reflect key contributions school counselors make to the operation of school and welfare of student body.

7 Program Evaluation Implement *Data Tracking System to monitor (a) areas of emphasis addressed (ABC HeLPS), (b) delivery systems used (7Cs), and (c) partners in the process. Consider conducting developmental, collaborative model of program evaluation – CIPP -Context -Input -Process -Product

8 Physical … Resources Check out office spaces, assigned equipment, informational/instructional materials, and other Program resources; determine … - Invitational appearance - Currency - User friendliness - Informational value - etc.

9 Public Relations Assess public image – PR Quotient Actively promote throughout the year, across venues.

10 Professional Development Determine professional development needs based on student/patron population dynamics, programs and services provided, outcomes of program evaluation, etc. Identify professional development opportunities. Share what you’ve learned.

11 Bibliography *Chris McNaught - ASCA – Idaho State Division of PTE – Tom Trotter – Kathleen Trotter – Michael Dunn – Justine Brown –


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