ADVOCATING 101

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You know I am all about advocating for your role as a school counselor and I love giving you tips and advice on how to do so. We all know that a huge part of advocating for our program is showcasing how many students we are working with and how we are using our time to help these students. So today, I am talking about two things you can do that will help you advocate for your position and program. 

How can we free up some time to impact more students, keep track of all the students we are working with, and use this to advocate for our program? It may be simpler than you think! In this episode, I am sharing two things you can implement right away that will help you advocate for your role. I am talking about why you should be batching your communication and how to start doing this right away, what a counseling log is and how it’s used, and how implementing these two things will help you advocate for your program. 

Want to learn more about how to advocate for your position and your counseling program? Advocating is an entire module inside the  Stress Free School Counseling Course. Module 4 in the course helps you clarify your role without stepping on toes, using a streamlined schedule, using organizational methods, and tracking data to help you advocate. The Stress Free School Counseling course is now available all year long for you to work through at your own pace. Grab the course for a reduced rate during our CYBER MONDAY SALE!

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Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Check out the Stress Free School Counseling Course

  • Why you should implement batching your free up more time to work with students and how you can begin doing this today

  • How batching your communication helps you advocate for your role and your counseling program

  • Why you should be using a counseling log to track what students you see and information about each session

  • What my counseling log looks like, column by column

  • How using a counseling log helps you advocate for your role and program

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

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