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The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: @Prof_Polzin

Welcome to the newly created TCG Interview Series. I wanted to try to reach out and get some info, tips, and advice from fellow counselors about using technology in their counseling program. This is the first installment I have another one coming very soon, so stay tuned. The interviews will be held via different media – from a written interview (like this one) to video interviews over Skype/Google Hangouts. I am excited about this…

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Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

Finding the balance – What is your school counseling style?

What is your approach to school counseling? For this posting – I have decided to deviate a little from the technology side of the world and talk about something a little different.This post is more of an op-ed then a tech-centric blog post. I also hope to get you (and I) thinking critically about our approaches to student counseling. When we were in graduate school (or if you still are), we learned about Adler, Gestalt and CBT and more…

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

10 Insanely Easy Ways to Infuse Technology in Your School Counseling Program

Not a New Year’s Resolution As we start (at the time of posting) a new year – many people will set out to meet extreme goals and the same thing you have told yourself each January for the last ten years. Do not make this your New Year’s Resolution. Infusing technology in your school counseling program doesn’t have to be painful – but it does have to be a priority. As the world of education and child development…

How to Manage Your School Counseling Appointments 2.0

How to Manage Your School Counseling Appointments 2.0

I’ve made some changes. I have long been a proponent and avid user of online scheduling tools in my school counseling practice. For years, I’ve used ScheduleOnce as my go to scheduling tool. If you want to learn more about my experience with ScheduleOnce, please click here to read that blog post. I still love ScheduleOnce, but I have needed to make a few changes within the school counseling office (which I will explain below) that…

Guest Post: History of School Counseling – A Timeline

Guest Post: History of School Counseling – A Timeline

Knowing where we come from is important Post written and submitted by Declan Habeck of Northwestern University Counseling has been around in various forms for centuries. In the 1700s, it was primarily teachers and social advocates offering conversation-based therapy on topics like child welfare and education. In recent years, however, counseling has become a popular mental health profession among those who have an interest in preventing and…

The Counseling Geek Speaks

Looking for a breakout or keynote speaker? I love to work with state school counselor associations, school districts, departments of education, and others to create engaging, knowledgeable, and relevant presentations to school counselors, counselor educators, district and state administrators, and other stakeholders. I enjoy public speaking and getting to meet a lot of new contacts through the experience, while sharing some of my knowledge. If…

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

A recount of the first year of working with an advisory team – the benefits and pitfalls… I recently wrapped up my first year of having an advisory council or team. After getting through the college application season in the fall and coming into a new position with basically no counseling program in place – I wanted to get things rolling the right direction. With a goal set reaching a RAMP award in the next 5 – 7 years,…

National School Counseling Week Gift Ideas for School Counselor Super Heroes

National School Counseling Week Gift Ideas for School Counselor Super Heroes

National School Counseling Week Is Coming Principals, supervisors, and co-workers – it’s time to shop for those sometimes overlooked but all too important people in your office – the school counselors! The first full week of February is our yearly celebration of the profession and is used as an opportunity to support and promote the role of the school counselor. We call it National School Counseling Week. You can check out…

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