Counseling & Special Ed

In todayʼs educational world, it is not uncommon for one to have the need for counseling strategies as well as teaching strategies. In this day of abuse, suicide, gangs, violence, drugs to name a few, educators are being asked to be not only academically proficient, but to be quasi-counselors. This course will provide educators with basic skills and guidelines for a wide variety of student situations where counseling skills would be valuable. Specifics will include conflict resolution, classroom discussions, individual discussions, and student centered groups.
The focus will not be to have each person become a counselor, but instead to be able to effectively ask questions, direct discussions toward resolution and to know when to refer a person on to others. This course will be helpful to all teachers, counselors, support service personnel, specialists and administrators. Increasing student communication will be addressed and specific models will be presented. At the conclusion of this course, each person will feel more equipped to handle daily situations and specific problems. Whether a student is in need of relationship guidance, frustrations at home, problems on the playground or general social skills, each person will have an increase in confidence and skills to aid students.


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Once you register, log onto the instructor’s website at Click on Classes, then scroll down and click on Counseling Skills for Educators manual. The manual will download as a PDF file to your computer.

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