• School Counseling is a developmental process in which one individual (the counselor) provides another individual or group (the student) with guidance and encouragement, as well as challenge and inspiration in creatively managing and resolving practical, personal, and relationship issues in order to help students achieve goals.  School counselors focus on three main domains:  Academic, Career/College, and Social-Emotional.

Counseling at Foothill

  • Middle School Counselors Implement the Counseling Program by Providing: 

    School Counseling Curriculum

    1. Academic skills support
    2. Organizational, study and test-taking skills
    3. Education in understanding self and others
    4. Coping strategies
    5. Peer relationships and effective social skills
    6. Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
    7. Career awareness, exploration and planning
    8. Substance abuse education
    9. Multicultural/diversity awareness

    Individual Student Planning

    1. Goal-setting/decision- making
    2. Academic planning
    3. Career planning
    4. Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
    5. Transition planning

    Responsive Services

    1. Individual and small group counseling
    2. Individual/family/school crisis intervention
    3. Peer facilitation
    4. Consultation/collaboration
    5. Referrals

    System Support

    1. Professional development
    2. Consultation, collaboration and teaming
    3. Program management and operation 

Counseling Staff

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