School Counseling Department
The IST School Counseling program helps to promote the overall wellness of K-12 students by offering a comprehensive, preventative, and accessible program in the areas of academic, personal/social, career, and global perspective domains.
COUNSELING SERVICES OFFERED
IST Counseling services offered, but not limited to, under each domain include:
Study Skills Development Learning Styles
Organization skills Tutoring Referrals
Grade Improvement Presentation Skills
Goal Setting Decision Making
Career Exploration Resources
Classroom Guidance University Planning and Beyond
University Planning Workshops for Parents
Individual University Planning
University Representative visits
Peer Conflict Resolution
Group Topic Support Lessons
New Student Orientation
Classroom Guidance Lessons
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COUNSELOR
Clear and Imminent Danger
In the case of imminent danger that has been disclosed and determined by the counselor, the issue must be urgently addressed. Students who disclose a risk of suicide or harm to others will be immediately reported to Administration and the parent will be immediately contacted. A professional evaluation and clearance by a physician, licensed psychologist, or psychiatrist, as well as a re-entry meeting with the School Principal and School Counselor is required before a student is granted permission to continue classes.
Limit of Services and Community Referrals
Professional School Counselors holding Master’s level credentials in School Counseling are formally trained to assist students with concerns in academic, social and career areas. Although school counselors have been trained in various counseling techniques, school counselors are not capable to provide psychological or medical diagnoses. A formal diagnosis may be obtained by a licensed psychologist, psychiatrist or medical physician.
Elizabeth (Libby) Kennedy: Elizabeth_Kennedy@istianjin.net (for Guidance and College Counseling)
Lee Sterling: Lee_Sterling3@istianjin.net (for College Counseling)
The two counselors' offices are located on the second floor of the secondary school building.