International schools are filled with kids and adults experiencing change of all types; and change comes with individual responses and needs. School counseling involves the counselor working with students, families and teachers one to one to obtain positive solutions for the individual. With limited time and resources available, international school counselors need special skills and approaches to intervention that allow them to utilize trusting relationships to help students find solutions to their problems. Students will have the opportunity to learn various school-based interventions. Students will utilize a variety of instructional techniques including (e.g. Fishbowl techniques; Pair sharing practice and role play; Triad sharing and observations; Video demonstrations; Case study debriefing; Readings and reflections; and Small group and class discussions) to accomplish the objectives of this course.
This course is the fourth and final course in the 4-course International School Counseling Certificate program.
Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for:
Required Materials: Text, Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools (3rd edition) by John J. Murphy available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore
All students will be supplied with access to materials via Google Drive. The Google Drive contains additional required reading materials. Required reading and materials are often updated (though the instructor will give a week's notice before covering them in class). The following list of 'recommended' texts are provided to assist students in building a professional library, but will not be explicitly covered in class.
COUN-X563 Multicultural Counseling Skills for International School Counselors
COUN-X565 Crisis & Trauma Prevention and Intervention in International School Counseling
COUN-X566 International Career and College Readiness
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