Counseling is a goal-oriented relationship between a professionally trained, competent counselor and an individual seeking help for the purpose of bringing about a meaningful awareness and understanding of the self and environment, improving planning and decision making, and formulating ways of behaving, feeling and thinking for problem resolution and/or development growth.
According to Mrs. Cecilia Balderama, Guidance Counselor in Capiz National High School, Counseling Is used to be considered as “the heart” of the Guidance program for helping individuals address the changing demands of the different developmental stages, understand themselves and their environment, resolve issues and problems, and develop potential optimally. The Guidance Program is used to encompass all the services and activities to realize these goals. It addresses the developmental and adjustment needs of the students. It recognizes the need to provide objective evidence of accomplishments and the rationale for its continued existence.
Guidance activities are specifically planned and developed to ensure Program effectiveness. The Guidance Counselor is the central and most indispensable figure of the program. He/she is the specialist who brings unique knowledge and skills to the program. As a Counselor, he/she aims to help people overcome obstacles to their personal and educational/professional growth and move toward the maximum development of their potential. To accomplish these, he/she establishes a warm, trusting, confidential working relationship with the clients to assist in self-acceptance and understanding, decision-making, and problem solving.
The Guidance Services are as follows:
- Individual Inventory
- Research and Evaluation
- To gather data about the individual for proper understanding, decision-making and placement.
- To disseminate information outside the individual through various methods and programs to assist students in their personal, educational and occupational planning.
- o conduct counseling, using approaches or methods to enhance the counselees interpersonal and intrapersonal development and competencies.
- To conduct testing to enhance the scholastic and mental ability of the clients.
- To tap agencies, organizations or individuals that may be of better assistance in the counselee’s resolution of problems and attainment of full potential.
- To follow-up clients to determine their status and the adequacy of the program and services extended to them.
- To conduct research to discover new knowledge, find explanations, and collaborate theoretical assumptions or practices through systematic study.
- Distributed code of conduct/rules and regulations to the advisers to be explained to the students during orientation.
- Filled-up cumulative forms/information data of first year students and transferees.
- Facilitated UPCAT forms, DOST WVSU-CAT and other recommendation forms of the fourth year students.
- Registered applicants for A and E Test (Accreditation and Equivalency).
- Recruited over-aged students to attend the BPOSA classes.
- Acted as School ALS (Alternative Learning System) Coordinator and Test Registration Officer.
- Acted as Teen Center Coordinator.
- Served as School Testing Coordinator during the conduct of NCAE, NAT, RAT and DAT.
- Conducted BPOSA (Balik Paaralan para sa Out-of School Adults) classes. Twenty-five BPOSA learners passed the 2011 A and E test.
- Conducted counseling, individual and group of students.
- Conferred with parents and advisers.
- Recorded all incidents/cases in the anecdotal record.
- Filed all documents in the Guidance Office.
- Coordinated with the advisers and subject teachers.
- Referred to the principal and/or other agencies for consultation, disciplinary action, assistance and problem resolution.
- Conducted career Guidance Orientation Program.
- Prepared lists for DAT, RAT and NAT.
- Signed excuse slips.
- Prepared other reports such as performance indicator, GSSP, Form 20, age profile, drop out, transferred in/out.
- Student-student conflict - 51 (Bullying, kicking, hitting, slapping, pushing/pulling, etc.)
- Student-teacher conflict - 3
- Security Guard-student conflict - 1
- Forgery - 1
- Carrying deadly weapons - 1
- Absences. tardiness, failing grades, escape - 14
- Misbehavior - 42
- Smoking - 4
- Drinking liquor/going to school drunk - 4
- Verbal assault - 14
- Thief - 1
- Fraternity/gang - 1
- Grave threat - 1
- Self-inflicting - 59
An additional Guidance Counselor and the purchase of standardized psychological test materials are recommended to have more effective guidance program.
1.Mary Gabrielle Bengan III-SOF
2.Gemark Biňas III-Bonifacio
3.J-Star Bermejo III-Aguinaldo
4.John Rey Be IV-Tiger-Eye
Mrs. Cecilia Balderama