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K-12 School Counseling Program

The A.D. Henderson University School & FAU High School program is based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model.

The School Counseling Team provides comprehensive counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention with continuous academic, career, and personal/development activities that will prepare students for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world. These activities include classroom lessons, small groups for skill mastery, individual counseling for students with specific needs, and a variety of other proactive and innovative ways to support student performance.

We collaborate and provide resources to staff, students, families, and others to ensure that a family-friendly environment is established and that students have access to support services necessary for academic and social/emotional growth.

K-12 School Counseling Team

Lisa Spaulding Director of School Counseling,
9th Grade Counselor
lspaulding@fau.edu
Jill Deskin K - 5 School Counselor jdeskin@fau.edu
Gigi Kean 6 - 8 School Counselor ykean@fau.edu


School Counseling Direct Services:

School counselors provide direct counseling services to students through school counseling core curriculum (classroom), small groups, and individual counseling. While school counselors work from a proactive, preventive model, they also provide response services and work together to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include brief individual sessions and/or small groups to target specific needs, or crisis response.

School Counseling Indirect Services:

Indirect services are provided on behalf of student as a result of school counselors’ interactions with others. This may include referrals for additional assistance, community outreach, and consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators. Indirect activities may include:

  • Consultation
  • Community outreach
  • Directing parents and students to school and community resources
  • School-wide interventions & initiatives that improve school culture and climate
  • Parent outreach & education
  • Referrals to outside agencies 

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Newsletters

During times of less structure, there’s more free time to spend amongst family and have fun, but there are also more opportunities for children and teens to potentially delve into situations that can be unhealthy or unsafe. Please read June’s newsletter for some safety tips and resources to help keep your students safe and healthy this summer and in the future!

1 Mar
March 01, 2022

“Growth mindset,” first coined by Carol Dweck, has become a buzzword in education and workplaces, and that is because it has been shown to influence future success.

31 Jan
January 31, 2022

In speaking to students about goal-setting and encouraging a growth mindset, we better prepare them to discuss deeper topics and set themselves up for their future

20 Dec
December 20, 2021

As we enter 2022, school counselors and educators help students evaluate their academic and personal achievement during the last semester and set goals for the new semester