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Welcome! Creative School Counseling is a website created for counselors and other mental health/school professionals. This website features many of my lesson plans, preferred counseling books, recent articles and publications I have written and more! Please feel free to browse around for school counseling ideas, activities, resources, programming and more! Please read my "About Me" for more information! 

Counseling Lesson Plans, Crafts and Ideas

  • The Creative School Counselor is BACK....and is bringing you sessions 3-6 of the College Essay Writing Group! Wow! What a crazy few months it has been! I am so excited to be back and writing to my fellow professionals after a very long few months away from ...
    Posted May 18, 2014, 7:42 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • The College Essay Writing Group Counseling Program (Sessions 1-3)  Dearest Readers, I present you with a work in progress for the past two summers, my College Essay Writing Group Counseling Program. The Program has been used for two consecutive ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2013, 10:37 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • Community Outreach & The School Counselor: A Collaborative List of Free & Low Cost Events & Programming         School Counselors are frequently referred to as advocates, listeners, problem-solvers, creative thinkers and also wear many hats in the course of an 8 hour school day. One aspect of ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2013, 11:54 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • Deciding on a College using the FREE College Comparisons Worksheet The beginning of August brings us to an important time in most rising seniors' lives--the time to start seriously considering which school or program they'd like to enroll ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2013, 9:45 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • Identifying Values One of the most difficult but satisfying aspects in counseling is assisting the student or client in really seeing what is truly important to them. One of the deepest and ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2013, 5:40 PM by Allie Funkhouser
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Freebies!

  • 2 FREE E-Workbooks on Divorce & Grief & Loss!  Happy Freebie Friday!       For those of you that LOVE free resources like I do, today is your lucky day!  Recently, I stumbled upon this excellent children's movie collection called ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2013, 4:26 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • FREE Gender E-Book and Informational Booklet! The Gender BookThe GENDER BOOK Project is a completely FREE Resource created by an online community and LGBTQ allies in an effort to increase awareness and acceptance of ALL ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2013, 9:30 AM by Allie Funkhouser
  • FREE Brochures and Pamphlets for Parents that would make Emma Pillsbury proud! Emma Pillsbury's Brochures Galore! In case you didn't recognize the reference above, one of the most iconic portrayals of a School Counselor is right on National TV! FOX ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2013, 10:51 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • FREE Club Lego Magazine! Let's Face It.....Kids Love Legos and anything to do with legos. Luckily, for those teachers and counselors out there, Club LEGO provides a FREE magazine to anyone that ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2013, 6:12 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • Free Teaching Tolerance Magazine for Educators  Head on over to the Teaching Tolerance website to subscribe to their FREE magazine! Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. This free magazine is filled ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2013, 2:54 PM by Allie Funkhouser
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Featured Counseling Books & Accompanying Activities!

  • Great books for Autism Awareness Month  Hello Everyone! I apologize for the slight lapse in posting recently! I have been working diligently the past month to complete all the papers, thesis requirements and other class assignments ...
    Posted May 4, 2013, 6:08 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • Teaching Organization and Responsibility with Pigsty, Written by Mark Teague Pigsty, Written by Mark Teague Pigsty teaches the importance of responsibility to children through the importance of keeping a clean, organized space. The book uses bright illustrations to discuss how ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2013, 10:57 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • Arthur's Baby Book, Lesson Plan and Video! This week's review is Arthur's Baby., written by Marc Brown. This book reviews what becoming a big brother is like! I recently found this book buried in an ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2013, 10:55 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • Book Review: Be the Boss of your Stress! I'd like to give a BIG Thank You to my fellow Counseling Friend Brittany F. for suggesting this book!This book features a kid-friendly approach to anxiety and ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2013, 9:43 AM by Allie Funkhouser
  • February-- Counseling Book of the Month     Today I am excited to review one of my favorite books for the Elementary level, Today I Feel Silly: and other moods that make my day  by Jamie Lee ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2013, 9:41 AM by Allie Funkhouser
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Recent Essays, Articles and Publications

  • Creative School Counselor named 58 of Top 100 School Counseling Websites of 2014!                     I am THRILLED to announce that the Creative School Counselor Blog has been named one of the top 100 School Counseling websites of 2014!     Not only am I happy to ...
    Posted May 19, 2014, 9:19 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • Special Post: 5 Tips from Dr. Seuss for the Recent Counseling Grad & Current Job Seeker     Recently I was asked by Carol Miller, the author of themiddleschoolcounselor.com to write a special guest post on tips for the current counseling job seeker and recent counseling graduates ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2013, 10:23 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • The Importance of Creating your own Comprehensive School Counseling Program     Hello Again! This week I decided to discuss the importance of presenting your school's Comprehensive School Counseling Program to Faculty, Staff and the Community. School Counselors are involved in ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2013, 3:38 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • Bancroft, Review of Services for Students and Families in the New Jersey Area One of the greatest aspects of being a counselor is finding unique programming and services for students, staff and families in a school setting. For students and families in the ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2013, 3:03 PM by Allie Funkhouser
  • Article Critique: Special Education Disproportionality and the influence of Intelligence Test Selection Intelligence Testing is one of the main components of classifying a student to receive special education services. In recent studies, it has been found that the selection of which intelligence ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2013, 7:33 PM by Allie Funkhouser
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Free Lesson Plans and Google Docs

  • Onet Online   0k - Jul 12, 2013, 5:45 PM by Allie Funkhouser (v1)
    ‎Excellent Career Counseling tool to assist students in finding more about potential careers.‎
  • Solution Based Counseling Resources   0k - Jul 12, 2013, 5:44 PM by Allie Funkhouser (v1)
    ‎2013 ASCA Presentation & Resources on Solution Based School Counseling‎
  • 10 Tips for writing your college essay   0k - Jul 12, 2013, 4:45 PM by Allie Funkhouser (v1)
    ‎Use this 10 tips list when inspiring your juniors and seniors in the college essay writing and college application process!‎
  • The Worst College Essay Ever   0k - Jul 12, 2013, 4:43 PM by Allie Funkhouser (v1)
    ‎A humourous activity designed to inspire high school juniors and seniors to professionally write their college essays. Use as a tool to show students how NOT to write their essays by having them edit it and create a better essay in small groups in a timed competition!‎
  • Calm Down Sandwiches   0k - Jul 12, 2013, 4:41 PM by Allie Funkhouser (v1)
    ‎Used in K-5, Calm down Sandwiches can be used at a lunch bunch to discuss coping mechanisms and calm down strategies for students with anxiety, anger problems or other tough situations!‎
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