Parsons School Counselor
My name is Lisa Scott. I am the School Counselor for Parsons and Dupre Elementary. I have a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas Tech Universtiy and a masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from Angelo State University. My goal as a counselor is to support students, parents, and staff in a different capacity. Please contact me if there is anything I can assist you with. This is going to be a great year!
What is a School Counselor?
A School Counselor is a certified and trained professional who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and the community, in order for each student to achieve academic and social success. School Counseling services are delivered in four specific ways:
• School Guidance Curriculum- designing, structuring, and delivering classroom lessons designed to achieve specific competencies in all grades PK-5 (personal/social, academic, career) and driven by the needs of the school population
• Individual Student Planning- assisting students with goal formation/planning (behavioral, academic, etc.)
• Responsive Services- meeting immediate student needs (counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, peer mediation, information-providing)
• System Support- schoolwide program planning and implementation,, consulting with other professionals, coordination of various supports for students and families
What types of counseling supports are delivered by a School Counselor?
Individual Counseling: A process where students discuss issues in a safe, positive, and confidential setting (for a limited time, ongoing therapy is not available at school). Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include: feelings, changing families, peer pressure, friends, stress, academics, social skills, academics, bullying, getting along with others, problem-solving, and decision-making.
Small Group Counseling: A process where students, sharing similar issues and concerns, work together in a small group environment consisting of about 5-8 peers. The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and are held for approximately 6-8 weeks. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, study skills, conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, and stress-management.
Classroom Guidance/Classroom Counseling: A process that requires the School Counselor to develop and implement PK-5 classroom curriculum. This PK-5 curriculum addresses personal, social, academic, and career-related needs at the child's developmental level. Topics may include self-esteem, conflict resolution, study skills, anger management, career awareness, tattling/reporting, friendship/social skills, responsibility, respect, teasing/bullying, feelings, cooperation, goal setting/decision-making, and peer pressure.