SCP 540 provides students with an introduction to knowledge, skills, and contextual dimensions of school counseling. Students will acquire a general framework for understanding and delivering both responsive services and consultation in the school setting. Students will demonstrate an understanding of issues that may affect the development and functioning of students. Students will explore these issues and apply this knowledge to identify developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive counseling interventions that are representative of the best practices in the school counseling profession. Particular emphasis will be placed on developmental issues and unique challenges faced by school-aged children and adolescents in a diverse society.