Special Populations High School Counseling

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Running Head: SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Special Populations:

High School Counseling

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Adolescence is a period of dramatic and revolutionary change. In western cultures it is the time of life, either most reviled, depicted as posing the greatest threat to the established order of things, or most celebrated and romanticized, in particular within the sphere of popular culture, for its creative and challenging energies. At its onset, adolescence can be seen as the beginning of the end of childhood and as such is a time of mourning for the loss of the relative dependency and security of childhood, characterized by attempts at recapturing what was lost. As such it is a time filled with anticipation and foreboding in the face of freedom and separation, characterized by extreme and premature displays of independence and self-destructive and violent attempts to preserve the relative state of dependence. Every adolescent experiences different extremes of this change. Some glide through with minimal events triggering any abnormal or extreme case of emotional overload, others make choices that cause events in their life, which are traumatic and overwhelming, becoming all-consuming.
One thing majority adolescents have in common is school. School is a different experience for every one; academics are challenging, social development is awkward, and the unknown of the future is within reach. Having a strong counseling program within a school can provide direction in responding to all of the students needs within the school community. Counseling may be individual or group, and at times a student may need to be referred to outside counseling, however small group counseling can fit within a school with the proper organization and facilitation.
The concerns of high school students…...

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