School Counselor Performance Standard 2: Core Theories and Concepts
Candidates demonstrate knowledge of established and emerging counseling and educational theories and methods and evidence-based techniques, and utilize relationship-building skills that are foundational to successful outcomes for students.
2.1 Describe established and emerging counseling and educational methods, including but not limited to
childhood and adolescent development, learning theories, behavior modification and classroom
management, social justice, multiculturalism, group counseling, college/career readiness, and crisis
2.2 Demonstrate strengths-based counseling and relationship-building skills to support student growth and
promote equity and inclusion.
2.3 Describe established and emerging counseling theories and evidence-based techniques that are
effective in a school setting, including but not limited to rational emotive behavior therapy, reality therapy,
cognitive-behavioral therapy, Adlerian, solution-focused brief counseling, person-centered counseling and