The Bush Elementary counseling program offers support for students and parents through the following:
- Individual Counseling for Students
- Group Counseling for Students
- Classroom Guidance Lessons
- Individual Conferences for Parents
- Support for Community Service
- Individual Planning through ARD, 504, and the RtI process
Referral Process for Guidance Counseling at Barbara Bush Elementary:
*Teacher Request for Student to See Counselor (can be a one time request by the teacher, formal permission form not neccessary)
*Student Request to See Counselor (filled out by teacher, student, or parent - one time visit -do not have to obtain formal permission form)
*Administrative Request~ Can be one time visit or monitoring of student to ensure success at school
*Parent Request (contact Bush to speak with Mrs. Strecker about your referral and send in Permission Form)
Click Here to go to the Download Forms page to download these request forms. Please return forms to Mrs. Strecker .
How the Counseling Process Works
•In a school setting, a counselor does brief counseling which addresses...
~minor problems within a few sessions.
The school setting is different than a therapeutic/clinical setting where diagnosis and treatment plans are created and treatment is administered for a longer period of time.
The goal of school counseling is to address minor issues which impact learning while at school.
If issues continue to impact the student's learning at school, after intervention by the school counselor, a referral to an outside resource will be suggested to the parents/guardians.
School Counselors also work with outside agencies to ensure student success while at school. (adapted from Brenda Winters, Counselor Geisinger Elementary)