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counseling: 3 down, 3 to go!

Took my first three competencies today, Theories, Careers, and Group Counseling. Tomorrow, I'll finish up with Techniques, Professional Orientation, and Research and Program Evaluation.

Had a situation while on campus that I want you to weigh in on . . .

Poll #320542 Choose your own adventure - please be honest

Friend gives you an awesome study guide for your upcoming Huge Test. Classmate desperately wants one portion of the study guide, one you no longer need. Classmate and Friend competed for a job that Classmate received. Classmate was on the school board of the district where the job was posted. It is your belief that Friend is a signicantly better counselor than Classmate, and that she only received the job because of her political connections. What would you do?

Give Classmate the study guide she wants/needs
Ask Friend if it would be okay if Classmate is given Study Guide
Don't mention to Classmate that you have a copy of the Study Guide that you no longer need, because you feel that you would be disloyal to friend by doing so.
Tell Classmate that you won't be providing her with Study Guide as you feel it would be disloyal to friend
Realize that this isn't middle school, and stop dwelling on it.


Jul. 13th, 2004 03:36 pm (UTC)
Do Friend and Classmate have serious issues between them?
Jul. 13th, 2004 07:51 pm (UTC)
no serious issues. Friend is more upset with the school district tnan with classmate. Friend is a teacher in that school district, and they have a habit of not promoting from within, which is a big no-no in education. Friend isn't sure if Classmate acted unethically during the process by not recusing herself from all meetings surrounding this issue (she was still a board member until she got the position)

and to respond to your other post, I see your point, but don't agree with it. If Classmate didn't pass comps, she deserves to not be employed there. We are allowed to miss 86 out of 300 questions. The students would be better served by someone who is closer to their age and has a greater understanding of their needs than Classmate does.
Jul. 13th, 2004 08:11 pm (UTC)
So what you're saying by this is that you want to see her fail.

Ever the spiteful one, you are. ;-)