Once you complete your interview, write a reflection paper incorporating what you have learned from the interviewee into your knowledge base. In your reflection paper, address each of the following topics:
Examine your understanding of the scope of the school counselor role and responsibilities, and of the comprehensive school counseling program, subsequent to the interview. What awareness have you gained through the interview? What questions were helpful in gaining this awareness? What alternative questions could have helped even more?
Describe how counseling services are delivered in your interviewee's school environment. How does the school program respond to the academic, career, and personal-social development concerns of the student or student body? What peer helping programs are in place?
Analyze the level of collaboration that exists between the interviewed stakeholders and the school counseling program. Propose strategies that could be utilized to improve collaboration.
Include a summary of your experience in conducting the interview, and any conclusions you would draw regarding the profession of school counseling.
Attach a copy of your interview questions for your instructor's reference.
Review the Interview Results and Analysis Scoring Guide to ensure you have met the grading criteria for this assignment.
Written communication: Writing must be scholarly, professional, free of errors, and consistent with expectations for members of the counseling profession.
APA formatting: Your reflection paper should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
Length: 5–7 pages, not including title page and reference list. Your list of interview questions should be an attachment (do not count it as part of the 5–7 page assignment).
References: Include a minimum of at least 10 current (within the last 10 years) resources. Do not simply attach your Annotated Resource List (Unit 3 assignment) as the reference list for this paper. Create your reference list for this paper based on the resources you actually use in the body of the paper.
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