WHAT IS THE NEED OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELING
Every human being comes across challenges and stress that must be faced. Sometimes, we feel the need for assistance and support to manage the problems and find solutions. All such factors have led to a greater need for assistance to help individuals cope with their problems.
Although moral and emotional support is available from teachers, friends and spiritual/ religious mentors. There is a need for professional and balanced guidance when it comes to students or school children.
Consequently, the field of guidance and counselling has evolved into a professional area.
GUIDANCE & COUNSELING IN SCHOOLS
Over the last few years, there has been a huge growth of interest in the field of guidance and counselling. Despite the interest, incorporation of counselling programmes in schools is still a very new idea.
School counselors help to make learning a positive experience for every student. They are sensitive to individual differences. They know that a classroom environment that is good for one child is not necessarily good for another.
Counselors facilitate communication among teachers, parents, administrators, and students to adapt the school’s environment in the best interests of each individual student.
They help individual students make the most of their school experiences and prepare them for the future.
CAREER OPTIONS AS COUNSELLORS
Career counselors work with individuals by discussing education and work history, as well as personality, abilities, career goals, and interests, to match them with suitable career options.
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS
Mental health counselors assist individuals in overcoming emotional or mental disorders, including depression and anxiety.
Counselors in schools, also called guidance counselors, work in all levels of schools to provide counseling and educational advising services to students. School counselors help students select appropriate classes, make education plans, and adjust to the academic and social demands of school through interviews, aptitude tests, and other assessments.
COURSES IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
- Certificate in Guidance from IGNOU (CIG) Duration 6 Months.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy from IGNOU (PGDCFT) Duration 1 Year.
- Diploma in Counselling & Guidance from various Universities in India (Duration 1 Year)
- Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling from NCERT (DCGC) Duration 1 Year