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Boundaries to Bridges: Reclaiming Your Time through Advocating for Protocols in College Counseling

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Course Overview

Learn powerful organizational tools that empower College Counselors to establish and maintain professional boundaries, safeguarding their programs and advocating for their crucial role within the time sensitive university admissions process. Explore strategies to amplify your voice at the leadership table through effective, data-driven day-to-day planning. We will also practice communication skills that help bridge alignment between parental influence and students’ desired outcome. Join us in this transformative workshop to strengthen your practice, elevate your impact, and revolutionize your role as a College Counselor.

This course is focused on developing skills in college counselor as they support students to realize their goals. 

ASCA Professional Standards & Competencies (2019)

B-PF 8. Demonstrate advocacy for a school counseling program

B-PA 6. Use time appropriately according to national recommendations and student/school data

B-PF 7. Demonstrate leadership through the development and implementation of a school counseling program

Intended Audience

College Counselors; Comprehensive High School Counselors (emphasis on College and Career Readiness)

Essential Questions

Why is it important to set professional boundaries with school leadership, students/families and the community we serve?

How does College Counselor advocacy for protected time positively impact their university protocol and student success?



Participants will have knowledge about:

Participants will be able to:

  • Types of Boundaries for College Counseling programs.
  • Organizational and digital tools College Counselors can use to set professional boundaries with students and parents.
  • Ways to bridge college counseling protocol expectations and students’ needs.
  • Set boundaries that will help protect School Counselors’ time.
  • Advocate for the importance of a College Counselors’ role and expertise in the university admissions process.
  • Create an effective and data driven day to day planning calendar to guide students.
  • Effective, proactive and direct communication with students, parents and school staff.

About the Facilitator

Ms. Jaime LaDawn Roya is Head of Counseling/DP College Counselor in South Korea. She is originally from Houston, Texas, USA where she worked for Houston Independent School District for nine years in roles such as high school English teacher, Graduation Coach, and New Teacher Professional Development Coordinator before transitioning to School Counseling.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in British Literature from University of North Texas, USA and her Master of Education in Counselor Education with a Licensed Professional Counselor endorsement from Houston Christian University, USA.

She started her international career in Doha, Qatar in 2017 serving as a comprehensive school counselor for various grades throughout lower and upper schools. The past five years she has worked exclusively with grades 6-12 in upper school and successfully graduated about 125 students during that time.

Jaime LaDawn enjoys helping colleagues who are new to the international sector and/or counseling profession learn how to organize themselves in a way that sets professional boundaries to advocate for the work we do as School Counselors. She also encourages School Counselors to find their voice at school leadership tables and identify a greater purpose for their program.

Dates and times of offerings

April 16, 2024 - 9:00AM to 12:00PM GMT

Contact hours


Time commitment between sessions

1-2 hours

Required Resource(s)

Participants will be provided all electronic materials.


American School Counselor Association (2019). ASCA School Counselor Professional Standards & Competencies. Alexandria, VA: Author.

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