COUNSELING SERVICESCounseling services at AACA consist of the following:
- Individual meetings with students. The sessions are 15-20 minutes and are usually once a week for a defined period. Students can be referred by the teacher or parent or be self-referred when there are concerns about the student's ability to manage their emotions or social skills.
- Observations of students in the classroom to identify possible reasons for behavior and development of a behavior intervention plan in consultation with the teachers.
- Facilitated conflict resolution meetings with students that have a conflict.
- Group sessions with a small number of students. An example is a new student group for students that have transferred to AACA.
- Counseling lessons in the classroom. Examples include bullying, emotion identification/regulation, empathy, problem-solving, etc.
- Consultation with outside therapists to ensure that counseling goals for students are aligned and feedback is ensured.
- Parent education and consultation on social emotional issues.
CONTACT INFORMATIONDebra Larrea, School Counselor773-348-4629 ext. 150Matt Gunsaulus, School Counselor773-348-4629 ext. 115
COUNSELORS' CORNER RESOURCES
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Positive Discipline Parent Workshop | Tuesday, February 19Posted by AACA School Counselors on 1/31/2019 2:30:00 PM
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