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counselor

 [kown´sel-er]
one who gives advice or instruction.
vocational counselor a professional who assists disabled individuals in assessing their strengths and weaknesses and selecting jobs or careers that maximize their potential to become contributing members of the workforce. The vocational counselor works as a member of the rehabilitation team to formulate a plan designed to achieve vocational goals.

counselor

also

counsellor

(koun′sə-lər, -slər)
n.
A person, especially a licensed professional, who treats people with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders and problems. See Usage Note at council.

coun′se·lor·ship′ n.

counselor

a human services professional who deals with human development concerns through support, therapeutic approaches, consultation, evaluation, teaching, and research. Specializations include, but are not limited to, community counselor, gerontological counselor, spiritual counselor, grief counselor, marriage and family counselor/therapist, mental health counselor, school counselor, and student affairs practioner. See also genetic counselor.
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These suggestions and this article should not be construed as sufficient for a counselor to begin an online practice tomorrow.
The lead counselor of the oldest boys' cabin may try different methods of encouraging campers to try a new activity or perform on stage at a talent show.
Simply put, I believe Professional School Counseling, as the flagship journal of the sole national organization devoted to school counselors, should promote the interests and needs of the profession of school counseling.
Counselor Metacognition: Toward Improving Multicultural Competence in Career Counseling
Here are some guidelines that can be helpful when the counselor identifies an unhappy camper or confronts conflict between campers:
In another study referred to by Zhang and Dixon (2003),Asian international students reportedly preferred to seek help from an older counselor of similar ethnicity.
Principal Judith Franks budgets about $100,000 a year to pay Lagos' salary and benefits year-round - making Valerio one of a few elementary schools with a full-time PSA counselor.
The role of the school counselor has evolved over the past century that the profession has existed, according to Jill Cook, director of programs at ASCA.
Yet how is it possible for the average public high school counselor (possibly spending only half of each week on college advising) to write 500 quality recommendation letters that will be of real use to colleges?
She recommends selecting a certified career counselor who has added coaching to his or her practice.
If students have already started working towards gaining job experience, the counselor will at least know they will be that much more prepared for the work force when they graduate.