First Presenter's Institution

Louisville Middle School

Second Presenter's Institution

Swainsboro High School

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Poster Session (Harborside)

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Family & Community

Relevance

Heart - Social and Emotional Skill - the effective use of consultation promotes student empowerment, positive school climate, helps to create a sense of community in classrooms and schools and enhances communication skills between parties.

Home - Family and Community - the effective use of consultation promotes positive and effective communication with parents, enhances parental engagement in school and helps build parental skills and support.

Brief Program Description

Consultation is an essential part of a professional school counselor's job responsibilities - falling under system support and responsive services of the ASCA Model. Effective consultation can be used to support teachers and increase/influence student achievement. If a school counselor is going to develop and maintain a viable comprehensive school counseling program, consultation has to an integral part of their program. This presentation will discuss the importance of consultation and several consultation models.

Summary

Consultation is important to the comprehensive school counseling model. It is important to a student's academic success that the teacher know the whole child - social, personal and academic - so that they can be best served. Counselors are able to use consultation to assist parents in learning their children on different levels and with teachers to best help their students in the classroom. Consultation with the counselor also allows students the opportunity to vent and learn themselves, and learn how their behavior, home life, and or lack of grade level knowledge can affect them adversely. This presentation will discuss the importance of consultation, three models of consultation - triadic-dependent, collaborative-dependent, and collaborative-interdependent and which model is best used in different situations. The presentation will also discuss how collaboration can assist in bettering the counselor-teacher relationship, which will positively affect student's behavior and academic achievement. Audience members will have scenarios to demonstrate consultation models and the PowerPoint will be available for distribution or email.

Evidence

Cholewa, B.; Goodman-Scott, E., Thomas, A., & Cook, J.M. (2016). Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences Consulting with School Counselors: A Qualitative Study. Professional School Counseling, 20(1), 77-88.

Khanweiler, B. (1979). The School Counselor as Consultant: A Historical Review. Personnel and Guidance Journal, 57(8).

Stone, C. and Dahir, C. (2005). The transformed school counselor. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Parsons, R. and Kahn, W. (2005). The school counselor as consultant. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole

Consultation is an effective tool for school counselors to utilize in their everyday practice. School counselors provide support, serve as advocates and collaborate with other members of the educational team in an effort to provide the best opportunities for their students. Consultation is the collaboration of school counselors with parents, students, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders. The ultimate goal of consultation is to assist students in the areas of personal/social, academic and/or career development, with the ultimate goal of student achievement and success.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Moya A. Pope is currently employed by Jefferson County Board of Education is a middle school counselor at Louisville Middle School and has also served as a seventh grade math teacher. Community development has always been her service area and education has definitely been her most enjoyable time spent giving back and being in service to others. She came into education by a different path, but always in community service. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration in 1995 from the University of South Carolina-Aiken and her Masters of Business Education in 2005 from Nova Southeastern University. After working in city and county government, nonprofit organizations and consulting for ten years, she decided to become an educator. She became a seventh grade math teacher in 2005 and completed her Educational Specialist in Teaching and Learning from Georgia Southern in 2009. After seven years as a math teacher, the opportunity opened for her to become the school counselor at her school. She completed her Masters in Education in School Counseling in 2014 and received her NCC certification in June 2015.

Monica Y. Pace is currently employed by Emanuel County Board of Education as a high school counselor at Swainsboro High School, and has also had the pleasure of serving as a middle school counselor. Working with children has always been a deep passion of hers, which is one of the main reasons that she is grateful to be provided with the opportunity to impact my students on a daily basis. She has worked in the field of Social Services since 2003. She has experience as a Therapeutic Foster Care Provider as well as a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor in the area of Child and Adolescents. In 2010, she began working as a school counselor at Swainsboro Middle School. She is hopeful that she and her students will continue to be able to learn from each other. Further, she is looking forward to providing her students with much needed support to make their academic year a great success. She is a proud graduate of Coffee High School Class of 1998. Her college studies began at South Georgia College, where she studied abroad at the University of London, London, England. She received her Associate of Science Degree in General Studies in 2001. She furthered her education at Georgia Southern University by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2003. Her Masters of Education Degree in Counseling and Psychology was completed in 2005 from Troy University and she received her Education Specialist Degree in Community Counseling from Georgia Southern University in 2009.

Keyword Descriptors

consultation, parental involvement, teacher consultation, parent consultation, student achievement, student success, system support, responsive services, community building

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-6-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

3-6-2019 5:30 PM

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Importance of Consultation - Partnering with Teachers and Parents for Student Success

Poster Session (Harborside)

Consultation is an essential part of a professional school counselor's job responsibilities - falling under system support and responsive services of the ASCA Model. Effective consultation can be used to support teachers and increase/influence student achievement. If a school counselor is going to develop and maintain a viable comprehensive school counseling program, consultation has to an integral part of their program. This presentation will discuss the importance of consultation and several consultation models.