The objectives of our department are: to promote a collaborative environment based on values and to empower our students, parents, teachers and staff.
The program consists of a variety of services and activities, which include: individual and group counseling, consultations for parents and teachers, information services, assistance, including other professionals in the community; We also offer crisis intervention, follow-up of cases, guidance to parents, among other services.
School psychologists are responsible for developing and scheduling assessment programs, offering direct assistance to help students in school. Most of their day consists of offering answers that help students with their academic, personal and social development.
Individual Counseling for Students:
Offers individual sessions to assist students in educational, academic, career and personal aspects. The primary purpose of these sessions is to know the immediate needs of students to help them explore their concerns, develop appropriate action plans and be successful in following up on the execution of their plans. School psychologists do not offer therapy.
Students help each other, working in groups with the guidance of the psychologist. Group counseling allows students to share ideas about specific aspects, as well as to help them use ideas to solve their concerns. Group sessions usually involve a small group of students led by a psychologist who meet once or twice a week for a specific number of sessions. An advantage of the group over individual counseling is that students gain personal confidence and develop skills by learning to help each other.
Group Guide – Classrooms:
Meetings with each classroom to help students discover specific information about them and their development. These learning groups would be guided, sometimes by class counselors, and sometimes by psychologists. The group guide is usually focused on topics related to one or more objectives of a guided program. Among the topics that will be developed are: safety rules, self-concept development, study of skills, friendship, health habits, citizen awareness and cooperation, among others.
Inquiries / Parent School:
Psychologists will consult with parents and teachers to plan appropriate services for each child. We will focus on the needs of each child, but sometimes we will guide parent consultations to address specific problem issues. For example: seminars or parent education groups on specific topics such as: positive discipline, skills, sexuality, family, communication, etc.
Psychologists will help students, their parents and teachers gather information about student abilities, behaviors and achievements to help them make appropriate decisions about places of education and instruction. To help them in this, psychologists will use tests, inventories, observations, interviews and other tools to collect information.
When students and their families require assistance & nbsp; from other programs and services outside of school we will offer parents a list that will guide them with the names of professionals with different specialties in our community.