Counselor educators have been asked to provide in-service training to practicing professional school counselors, while district supervisors of school counseling programs have included school counseling students in district training workshops and job fairs.
School counseling for the 21st century: Challenges and opportunities.
is a professor with the Counseling & Development Program, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
School counseling in the academic domain: Transformations in preparation and practice.
The national standards for school counseling programs.
School counseling in the 21st century: Personal and professional reflections.
The work of transforming school counseling programs and clarifying the role of school counselors has begun, but challenges remain.
As a result of the leadership of counseling associations, such as ASCA, and advocates for educational reform, such as the Education Trust, professional school counselors have a vision and the tools to transform their school counseling program and clarify their role.