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Clarksburg Elementary School
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Mrs. Maureen Enstrom, Counselor
What Does a Counselor Do?
Talks to students individually or in groups
Visits classrooms and participates in classroom activities
Helps identify needs of students
Helps students learn how to get along together
Promotes the 3 B's (learn more at the
Works together with teachers and parents to help students
Coordinates efforts with other school specialists
From Whom Does the Counselor Get Help?
Teachers and parents
Pupil personnel workers
Doctors, psychologists and other health professionals
A Counselor Is...
A certified, trained, caring person
A resource person, a coordinator, a counsultant, and a group leader
A person who helps people understand children
A person who helps children understand themsevles
Where Can You See the Counselor?
In the counselor's office
In the classroom
In the cafeteria
In the hallway
Outside the school
How Can a Student See the Counselor?
Teacher or principal referral
A Counselor Counsels Students Individually and in Groups to...
Help students develop self understanding and self awareness
Help students increase self-confidence and self-esteem
Help students recognize and use their capabilities
Give students a chance to talk about education and social concerns
Help students recognize, understand and work through learning differences
Help students adjust to their school and home environments
Help students in the decision making process
How Does a Counselor Know About Current Ideas In Counseling?
In service training sessions
Workshops and seminars
Conventions and conferences
Regular counselor meetings
Continuing education classes
County, state, and national meetings
A Counselor's Job Requires These Qualifications
Graduate degree in counseling from an approved college program
Maryland state certification
A caring, sensitive personality
A love of children
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