COUNSELING

Chancellor Academy’s counseling program is an essential component of Chancellor Academy’s Behavior Management Program, which is designed to ensure that each student meets the social, emotional, academic and behavioral goals put forth in their unique IEP.

 

Chancellor Academy's counselors play an integral role in each student's multidimensional growth.

Counselors are the primary liaisons for students, parents, teachers, district child study teams, external agencies, and other assisting professionals. They aid the student in building the trusting relationships that foster the development of the interpersonal communication skills necessary for achieving respect for themselves and others.

 

Counselors address each student’s unique needs through individual counseling and crisis intervention action on an as-needed basis. Counselors also work with students through weekly group counseling sessions with the student’s core group. Finally, many specialized counseling groups are also offered.

 

CONTACT A COUNSELOR

Tyler Andreula, M.A., LPC, ACS, MAC, NCC -

School Counselor/Licensed Professional Counselor

(973) 835-4989 x226

TAndreula@ChancellorAcademy.Net

 

Jennifer Bradish, M.A. - School Counselor

(973) 835-4989 x259

JRussak@ChancellorAcademy.Net

 

Rosa Faria-Flosa, MSW, LCSW -

School Social Worker/Licensed Social Worker

(973) 835-4989 x231

RFariaFlosa@ChancellorAcademy.Net

 

Jeanette Fox Bouroult, PsyD., NCSP - School Psychologist

(973) 835-4989 x227

JFox@ChancellorAcademy.Net

 

Jay LaPaglia, M.A., CRC -

School Counselor/Certified Recovery Coach

(973) 835-4989 x235

JLaPaglia@ChancellorAcademy.Net

Group Counseling

 

Aside from engaging in individual counseling sessions and standard group counseling as outlined in each student's unique IEP, counselors also address specific individual and group needs through our Specialized Groups: 

  • New Students’ Group - Allows new students to become comfortable with Chancellor Academy's policies, procedures, and expectations in a safe, supportive, group counseling environment.

  • Girl’s Issues Group - A counseling group specifically utilized as a safe place for female students to discuss concerns, learn valuable social skills and coping strategies, etc.

  • Boy’s Issues Group - A counseling group specifically utilized as a safe place for male students to discuss concerns, learn valuable social skills and coping strategies, etc.

  • Social Skills Group - A group that utilizes group activities such as role-playing, arts-based prevention and intervention strategies, and psychoeducation to help cultivate useful coping skills.

  • Tobacco Cessation Group - A group that focuses on helping students learn valuable strategies that they can utilize to quit their usage of tobacco products.

  • Anger Management Group - A group that allows students the opportunity to learn skills to help themselves control their anger, learn positive social skills, develop healthy outlets, and express frustration appropriately.

  • Peer Counseling Group (Counselors oversee this program and train and manage the peer counselors.) - A program in which students are trained by staff clinicians to become peer counselors to aid fellow peers through their difficulties when they require support.

  • Expressive Arts - A specialized group in which students learn to use the arts as a healthy outlet for their concerns. This group utilizes drawing, painting, coloring, drama, music, role-playing, crafting, and body movement to allow students to express themselves and their concerns openly and freely.

  • Alcohol / Substance Abuse Counseling Groups - Groups to aid students in their journey toward recovery and sobriety, as well as their maintenance of sobriety.

Group Counseling

 

Aside from engaging in individual counseling sessions and standard group counseling as outlined in each student's unique IEP, counselors also address specific individual and group needs through our Specialized Groups: 

  • New Students’ Group - Allows new students to become comfortable with Chancellor Academy's policies, procedures, and expectations in a safe, supportive, group counseling environment.

  • Girl’s Issues Group - A counseling group specifically utilized as a safe place for female students to discuss concerns, learn valuable social skills and coping strategies, etc.

  • Boy’s Issues Group - A counseling group specifically utilized as a safe place for male students to discuss concerns, learn valuable social skills and coping strategies, etc.

  • Social Skills Group - A group that utilizes group activities such as role-playing, arts-based prevention and intervention strategies, and psychoeducation to help cultivate useful coping skills.

  • Tobacco Cessation Group - A group that focuses on helping students learn valuable strategies that they can utilize to quit their usage of tobacco products.

  • Anger Management Group - A group that allows students the opportunity to learn skills to help themselves control their anger, learn positive social skills, develop healthy outlets, and express frustration appropriately.

  • Peer Counseling Group (Counselors oversee this program and train and manage the peer counselors.) - A program in which students are trained by staff clinicians to become peer counselors to aid fellow peers through their difficulties when they require support.

  • Expressive Arts - A specialized group in which students learn to use the arts as a healthy outlet for their concerns. This group utilizes drawing, painting, coloring, drama, music, role-playing, crafting, and body movement to allow students to express themselves and their concerns openly and freely.

Behavior Management

 

Chancellor Academy’s Student Behavior Management Program is designed to recognize and reinforce positive, appropriate behavior and to recognize, modify, and extinguish inappropriate behavior.

The program provides students with a highly-structured set of behavioral guidelines designed to aid in development of greater self-discipline and the strengthening of their ability to be successful and productive in life.

 

We provide an environment that allows students to know and understand what is expected of them, and then allows them to meet those expectations in an environment where they can discover who they are and what they are capable of doing.

 

 

Harassment

 

Chancellor Academy recognizes the dignity and worth of every student and confirms that Chancellor Academy will remain free from harassment. Harassment is any pattern of misconduct (verbal, written or physical) which undermines the integrity of another person or persons and results in hurt feelings, humiliation, embarrassment, loss of self-esteem, or physical injury. Harassment and bullying are not tolerated at Chancellor Academy.

 

Reinforcement of Positive Behaviors

Each student, along with core group and teacher, will be encouraged to establish an individual weekly goal that is realistic, attainable, and which provides the student with positive reinforcement.  Appropriate positive behavior will be recognized and reinforced frequently in the classroom, by counselors, and other staff through various reward arrangements, while negative behavior will be reduced through the use of counseling, the continuum of consequences, and the level and point system.

 

The Point System

The goal of the Chancellor Academy Behavior Management System is to recognize and reinforce positive and appropriate behavior.

Student Responsibility
On a daily basis, each student on Level I and Level II along with those students who have not made Level I will:

1. Carry their point card to each class and hand it to their teacher.
2. Collect their filled-out point card at the end of each class period.
3. Give their completed point card to their core group teacher at end of each day. 

 

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