The School Counseling Program at The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County is a comprehensive program, developed to meet the academic, personal/social, and career development needs of all students. Students, parents/ guardians, and staff are encouraged to meet with the school counselor to address any student concerns. Academic development is addressed through the teaching of time and task management, effective study skills, and identifying related course work in preparation to choose from a wide variety of substantial post-secondary options, including college. Social and personal issues will be addressed by assisting students in developing interpersonal skills, respect for self and others, coping and conflict resolution skills, decision-making, and goal-setting. The School Counselor will assist students in career planning by determining areas of interests and aptitudes, selecting a program that meets their career/occupational goals, and expanding their individual options. Goals and objectives for community involvement also include parent and family collaboration to support and nurture students’ goals and improve the probability of successful completion of the program.
The counseling relationship between students and their school counselor requires an atmosphere of trust and confidence. However, students are informed that exceptions to confidentiality exist in which counselors must inform others of information they obtained in the counseling relationship in order to prevent serious and foreseeable harm to students, themselves, or others and if it is legally required.