The Case for Community College

The field of school counseling (formerly and more commonly known as guidance counseling) has ebbed, flowed, stalled, and grown over the years, whether that be in terms of services provided or ideologies developed about child and adolescent development. School counseling encompasses personal social/emotional counseling and referrals, academic advising, general transition and planning working with families as students prepare for that transition, and a focus on cultivating college and career awareness and skills. With those responsibilities comes a need to monitor national trends in higher education and…