Applied Theories and Techniques in International School Counseling

1 Units

Course Description

Discover Key Intervention Responses to Finding Individual Solutions

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.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for:

  • Candidates who wish to work or are employed as school counselors in international schools
  • Recent graduates, career changers, aspiring counselors, and educators who wish to develop their competencies in the field of school counseling

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.

Technical Requirements

Prerequisites:

COUN-X563 Multicultural Counseling Skills for International School Counselors
and
COUN-X565 Crisis & Trauma Prevention and Intervention in International School Counseling
and
COUN-X566 International Career and College Readiness

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What You Will Learn

  • Discover how and when to use the six key questions of Solution Focused Counseling
  • Know how to identify and utilize a student’s strengths in navigating troubling times
  • Utilize the role of empathy and relationships in a counseling setting
  • Reframe problems in a way that provides student with more options
  • Determine when to refer a student and family for outside counseling
  • Understand the role of the counselor in student support meetings (response to intervention)

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