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What are indirect student services? We all know there is so much that goes into school counseling besides just the class lessons, small groups, and individual sessions. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes. These indirect student services are so important to making the biggest impact possible on all of our students. 

If you’re looking through the ASCA website, it may seem wordy, formal, and confusing making it challenging to determine what you should consider direct or indirect student services. So I went through and broke down the standards and competencies into easier to understand language, giving you the info you need without all the confusion! In this episode, I am sharing the ASCA standards and competencies that are considered indirect student services and explaining what each one means so you can better understand how to log the time you are spending doing these tasks.

Remember to sign up for February’s Coffee with the Counselor! This month’s topic is, “How to Advocate without Headache! : 11 Secret Strategies” and it’s one you definitely don’t want to miss. I can’t wait to see you there!

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Sign up for February’s Coffee with the Counselor!

  • Why you need to be designing instruction based on ASCA standards and data

  • The importance of being mindful of the students represented at our school when choosing resources and curricula

  • Why it’s important to recognize that school counseling is to be short-term

  • How collaborating and communicating with administrators, teachers, and parents helps with student success

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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.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!


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