Who Are Your Morgan School Support Staff?
The Morgan School offers a number of school based social, emotional, and behavioral supports to allow students to access their education and function effectively within the school setting.
Sara Thomas, NCSP
Maureen Tranquilli, LCSW
School Social Worker
School Based vs. Community Based Counseling
School-based counseling’s primary focus is support rather than treatment
Service delivery is to either individuals and/or groups
The purpose is to increase functioning in the school setting
The target issue or behavior directly affects the student during the school day
Identifies strategies/coping skills to respond to or avoid sources of stress
Crisis intervention or mediating peer conflicts may be addressed by school counseling
School counselors work collaboratively with community based counseling professionals
School based counseling is generally provided on a short term basis.
Community counseling tends to be a longer-term service
The issues or concerns addressed may be more serious and reflect pathology (e.g. depression, suicidal ideation, eating disorder, etc.)
The focus of service is on treatment
Situational or long term stressors that may not have a direct impact on daily school functioning may be best supported by community based counseling
Family based issues that do not impact a student within the educational environment are best addressed through community based counseling