10 Guidelines for Maintaining Confidentiality in the Digital Age

Posted on Jan 14, 2012 in Featured Content, Reflections on Counseling

(Maintaining Confidentiality of Student’s Records and Personal Data for School Counselors)   Counselors have an ethical obligation when obtaining informed consent to make sure confidentiality protections and limitations are explained and understood. While various ethical codes extensively address confidentiality, little is specifically mentioned regarding the security of electronically stored and transmitted counseling related information. The […]

Theoretical Foundations for Fostering Resiliency in Schools

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 in Featured Content, Reflections on Counseling

Adolescents who experience change and transition can be significantly impacted on personal, social, and psychological levels. Resilience refers to a set of circumstances that result in “good outcomes in spite of serious threats to adaptation or development” (Masten, 2001, p. 228). Multiple resiliency models are considered in this paper with the aim of clarifying what […]

Connecting the Learning Community

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 in Featured Content, Reflections on Counseling

Early reflections from a tech savvy counselor in a school that just went 1:1 My community at YIS has almost finished our second full week since the start of school and the beginning of our 1:1 laptop program in the secondary division that we call the CLC (Connected Learning Community). This is something I have […]

Feedback Process Model

Posted on Sep 6, 2011 in Featured Content, Reflections on Counseling

As we move forward with the administrative feedback discussion group  we will want to be clear on the steps of the project and where we are on the path toward completion. This draft model should provide a useful starting place as we consider the steps we should take. It is very much a work in […]

Global Perspective Domain of the International Model for School Counselors

Posted on May 17, 2011 in Featured Content, Reflections on Counseling

In 2008, Cheryl Brown and Brooke Fezler began a journey to create an International Model for School Counseling in close collaboration with Dr. Judy Bowers, co-author of the ASCA model, and ASCA (Brown, & Fezler, 2010). Perhaps like many counseling teams, at Yokohama International School (Y.I.S.) we adapt the ASCA model to work for our […]

Process Work, Trauma, and Levels of Reality

Posted on May 11, 2011 in Featured Content, Reflections on Counseling

Golden week is just over in Japan. It is the first long national holiday since the earthquake and tens of thousands of volunteers have made their way north to assist with the clean-up following the tsunami. A number of my friends have been there cleaning out homes, preparing food for survivors or, in the case […]