Essay on School Counseling Collaborative Model

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Professional Identity The school counseling profession has evolved over time into a collaborative model. This collaborative model involves teachers, school administrators, parents, counselors, other school personal, and community stakeholders. The first guidance program was developed in 1895. In 1926 New York became the first state to require guidance workers to be certified; in 1929 New York became the first state to have full time guidance workers. In 1952 the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA) was established, now known as American Counseling Association (ACA). In 1952 The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) was established. In 1958 the National Defense Education Act was passed, which increased training and …show more content…
The ACA is the professional association for all types of counselors. The ACA has its own code of ethics, when you join the ACA you must sign a statement that you will abide by the ACA code of ethics. The ACA publishes the Journal of Counseling and Development, just as ASCA publishes Professional School Counseling as its journal. ASCA provides school counselors with the National Model, which is the framework for a “comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program” (Erford, 2015, p.147). The National Model consists of foundation, delivery, management, and accountability. The National model advocates for all students as well as for counselors to maintain their professional identity, stay up to date on current literature, and to collaborate with school personnel and community agencies to promote the career, academic, and personal/social development of the students. The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is an autonomous organization and is the credentialing organization for professional counselors, it is the only national credentialing organization. The NBCC established the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential as well as other specialty certifications. In order to be a certified counselor you must pass the National Counselor Exam (NCE). The NCE is required by many state licensure boards. The Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) was established by ACA as