Consulting & Professional Development Services

Are you stuck in the “stone age” with your counseling program, department, or division? Not sure where to start with your epic quest into the 21st century and beyond? Would you like some hands on training with some of the newest tools available to counselors? What about some help developing a school counseling marketing plan? Have no fear! Jeff Ream, writer and founder of TheCounselingGeek.com, is now available for consultant and professional

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

Professional Development: The use it or lose it phenomenon.

We have to eat what we teach! How many times do we tell our students to keep pursuing their educations and use words like “lifelong learners”? I would venture a pretty safe guess of at least daily if not many times a day. This is sound advice and one that we should be working our hardest to plant in our students minds, but I feel that educators often conveniently remove themselves from this goal/requirement. Why should we get the…

Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone

Professional Development: Coursera — Courses for Everyone

Power-Up your Pro-D This week’s entry will be a video blog help you learn how to utilize, navigate, and maximize your learning through Coursera.org. Coursera is an online learning community that collaborates with top Universities like Stanford and Princeton to bring high quality college level courses to users around the world — for FREE. You can access courses from Finance to Computer Science and Social Network Analysis all…

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

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

The Counseling Geek Interview Series: Megan Kelly (@megan_m_kelly)

First time ASCA goer, Megan Kelly, reports on her experiences at #ASCA13. I am returning back to one of my favorite features of The Counseling Geek – the interview series. This episode I talk with Megan Kelly, a recent counseling grad turned first year IB counselor extraordinaire, using the trusty Google Drive collaboration tool! I hope you enjoy the read and as always, remember you can leave comments and email me with any questions. You…

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn

LinkedIn unites over 175 million professionals from a myriad of different industries. This provides a lucrative platform through which you can market yourself to these potential employers. Here are five ways in which you can cultivate a professional LinkedIn profile which will attract and engage prospective employers and business partners. 1-Create a professional profile Assign yourself a specific professional title which details your specific…

Tell One: A Campaign to Promote School Counseling Association Awareness

Tell One: A Campaign to Promote School Counseling Association Awareness

Your State and National Associations Need YOU! Thousands of Professional School Counselors around the country are missing out on opportunities to participate in awesome Professional Development, network, share resources, and support state/national advocacy for our profession because they are not members of their state School Counseling Association (SCA) or the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). It is a shame that so many are not…

Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

Even though the economy is improving (or so the incumbent politicians keep telling us!), the job market is still pretty challenging, particularly for those seeking a position as a Professional School Counselor. But don’t let that discourage you; there are things you can do to make your job search easier. Equally as important, there are things you can avoid doing. One important factor in your success is the way you present yourself on your…

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

ASCA Specialist Certificate Programs: A Review

…Perusing Facebook and Twitter – I see more and more questions about the growing list of School Counselor Specialist Certificate programs offered by The American School Counselor Association’s ASCA U. Questions range from “is it worth the money and time” to “how much did you learn from the program” – I will aim to answer both about the two I have completed and the one I am delving into in a few months….

SC|CS Scholarship

…Interested in going the ASCA 2016 in New Orleans? There is a scholarship to help! Free for school counselors to receive thanks to our donors. Learn more today!…

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