Welcome to Kristina's Korner, a space to learn about how I am putting my school counseling certification into practice with LE3 INC.
My philosophy is that children will leave our program better than they came in, that they'll learn something about themselves and about others. Students will have better character, self-esteem, confidence and empathy for others when they leave us. We are here to help kids become successful, independent individuals.
Q & A WITH MY BOSS!
ELLIE: What does your certification allow you to legally provide?
KRISTINA: I am certified in School Counseling grades K-12. This means that I can provide individual counseling, group counseling and implement classroom lessons to school aged children.
ELLIE: What do you focus on as a ASE Counselor?
KRISTINA:The three areas of focus within school counseling are social/emotional well-being, academic needs, and career readiness and planning.
ELLIE: What will you be able to provide to families and students? KRISTINA:Within LE3, I will be able to provide one on one services to children who need intervention. Interventions can include anything from behavior management, working on social skills, or just being someone for the child to talk to about any issues they may be dealing with. I will also be able to provide group counseling scenarios to children who would benefit from a peer group setting. An example of small group counseling is Banana Splits, a group for children of divorce.
ELLIE: What services will you be providing this summer?
KRISTINA:I am creating worksheets for the summer slide packets that focus on character traits and increasing social and emotional well-being. Each week will have a counseling theme that the students will work on in their packets and I will implement workshops to coincide with the theme during the day. Some of the counseling themes include teaching about teamwork, leadership, responsibility, empathy, respect, perseverance, emotions, as well as others.