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Professional school counselors are taught to identify important factors in providing effective counseling services. Although the importance of these services is not always recognized by the general school population, it is the personal responsibility of the school counselor to see that these services are provided. In establishing a desirable guidance program, students, faculty, administrators, and members of the community can help the counselor identify needed services and aid in the establishment of priorities. Hollis and Hollis (1965) express the opinion that all good guidance services develop from recognizing the needs of these factions. When a new program is implemented, a plan of action should be developed which, when put into operation, will result in the fulfillment of the counselor's needs as well as the students' and faculty's expectations. The counselor has specific training in the skills he or she is being asked to provide the school population. In addition to contributing these skills, there is the important consideration of how his or her own professional needs and objectives fit into the overall school philosophy. This is a personal judgment a counselor has to make, and every counselor must make his or her own decisions in the planning of a guidance program.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of School Administration and Personnel Services

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Audrey L. Smith


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