PSCA Position Statements

At the April 21, 2005 meeting, the PSCA Governing Board archived its existing position and resolution statements and adopted all of the following ASCA position statements with the exception of Academic and Career Planning which was adopted April, 2007.  The American School Counselor Association has developed position statements on a variety of topics related to the role and function of professional school counselors. The position statements are invaluable resources that can be used as advocacy tools to support activities and programs and to respond to many questions about school counseling and school counseling related issues or concerns. The PSCA Governing Board has adopted all of the current ASCA position statements.  Position Statements are reviewed and revised on a rotating basis. The annual ASCA Delegate Assembly, to which PSCA sends two voting delegates, addresses revision of position statements, the introduction of new statements and the archiving of outdated statements. 

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Academic And Career Planning

Gender Equity

Annual Performance Evaluation

Gifted and Talented Student Programs

Character Education

Group Counseling


High-Stakes Testing

Child Abuse Neglect Prevention


College Entrance Test Preparation

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Comprehensive School Counseling Programs

Peer Helping

Conflict Resolution Programs

Promotion Of Safe Schools through Conflict Resolution and Bullying/Harassment Prevention


School Counseling Preparation Programs

Corporal Punishment in the Schools

School-Family-Community Partnerships

Credentialing and Licensure

Student Mental Health

Crisis/Critical Incident Response in the Schools

Student Recruitment

Cultural Diversity

Student Safety and Use of Technology

Discipline Students with Disabilities

Students with Special Needs

Drop Out Preventions Students At Risk

Student Assistance Programs

Education Planning

Test Preparation Programs

Equity for All Students

Use of Non-School-Counseling- Credentialed Personnel in Implementing Comprehensive School Counseling Programs


Use of Support Staff in School Counseling Programs