Role of the Whitman Counselors

School Counselors support the developmental and academic needs of students. Counselors collaborate with school staff, administration and the parent community to ensure the integration and alignment of the school counseling program with the mission of the school. School counselors deliver prevention and intervention services that support the academic, career, personal, interpersonal and healthy development of all students. Prevention and intervention services include academic advocacy, classroom/group guidance lessons, individual student planning, staff and parent consultation, school program support and crisis response.

What do Whitman Counselors do?

  • Counselors meet with students in large groups, small groups and individually to implement the counseling program by providing:
  • Academic planning
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Academic support interventions
  • Transition planning
  • Post-secondary planning and the college application process
  • Career planning
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Coping strategies
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution
  • Substance abuse education
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Counselors collaborate and consult with parents to address:
  • Academic planning and support
  • Post-secondary planning
  • School-to-parent communications/concerns
  • Referral process