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Executive Director of Comprehensive School Counseling
 
Sarah Kirk, MS, NCC
School Counselor Specialist
 
School Counselor Specialist Secondary
 
Sarah Northcutt
Student Support Specialist
PRJ 722 School Counselor Corps
 
Amy Whitewater
Student Support Specialist
PRJ 722 School Counselor Corps
 
Rebecca Damron-Whitehead
Student Support Specialist
PRJ 722 School Counselor Corps
 

Student Support Phone:
Emily Hicks 405-521-2820
Jackie Lindley 405-522-0276

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Topics

School-Based Mental Health Professionals in Oklahoma

 
Want to join the school-based mental health profession in Oklahoma?  Check out this document for information on how to become a School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Professional or Recreational Therapist in Oklahoma schools. iscover descriptions of the positions, their role in schools, training needs, certification requirements and job class codes for each area of school-based mental health.
 
Additionally, check out this handbook to learn more about how school-based mental health professionals work together to support the whole child and strengthen schools and districts through comprehensive support.   
 

College & Career Readiness

For additional College and Career Readiness resources, please visit the OSDE High School Graduation Resources page or the OKEdge website.  For quick access to two of Oklahoma's approved online ICAP tools see below:

OK Career Guide

Does your district need an online tool for Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP)? This interactive website that is an easy online tool available for all Oklahomans to explore their future. You can take assessments, identify occupations, establish education plans, and, ultimately, connect to employers. Whether you are a student searching for career and college options or an adult looking for a new career path, OK Career Guide is the powerful tool to provide all the career and educational resources you need to chart your course for the future. For more information visit the OKCareerGuide.org webpage.

OK College Start

This is a free resource available for your district's ICAP online tool. This interactive site is a comprehensive place where you can plan for college powered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.  Visit the OKCollegeStart webpage for more information.

 


Prevention Services

The Prevention Education Division administers programs and initiatives that assist districts in addressing the risk behaviors in Oklahoma’s students.  Click here for resources that deal with bullying, suicide, substance abuse and violence prevention,


Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association - The APA represents psychology in the United States and is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
  • American School Counselor Association - ASCA is the national organization that represents the profession of school counseling. ASCA focuses on providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs, and researching effective school counseling practices.
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling - NACAC is an education association of secondary school counselors, college and university admission officers and counselors and related individuals who work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. 
  • National Association of School Psychologists - The National Association of School Psychologists represents school psychology and supports school psychologists to enhance the learning and mental health of all children and youth.
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards - The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) sets standards and offers national certification in nearly 30 fields, including school counseling. School counselors may apply directly to the NBPTS for national certification. For additional information, see "National Board Certified Teachers."
  • Oklahoma Counseling Association - Oklahoma's organization for all persons engaged in any phase of personnel work, educational-vocational guidance and professional counseling. The Association is organized as a state branch of the American Counseling Association.
  • Oklahoma School Counselor Association - This organization works to foster a close personal and professional relationship among school counselors and with counselors in other settings. Additionally, the group works to improve the standards of counseling and the relationships with other pupil personnel services for students in elementary, middle school/junior high, senior high and post-high school settings. OSCA is chartered by the American School Counselor Association.

Resources for Counselors

For resources, training and professional development , please visit our Training for Counselors page dedicated to providing counselors access to both local and national resources.

 
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Last updated on October 31, 2022