The Professional Counselor
With the advent of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) in schools, counselor preparation programs are once again challenged to further extend the education and training of pre-service and in-service school counselors. To introduce and contextualize this special issue, an MTSS's intent and foci, as well as its theoretical and research underpinnings, are elucidated. Next, this article aligns MTSS with current professional school counselor standards of the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) School Counselor Competencies, the 2016 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Standards for School Counselors and the ASCA National Model. Using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI) models as exemplars, recommendations for integrating MTSS into school counselor preparation curriculum and pedagogy are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Sink, C. A. (2016). Incorporating a multi-tiered system of supports into school counselor preparation.The Professional Counselor, 6(3), 203-219. doi: 10.15241/cs.6.3.203
Sink, Christopher A., "Incorporating a Multi-Tiered System of Supports into School Counselor Preparation" (2016). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 9.