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New Jersey School Counselors’ Challenge Regarding the Counseling Relationship and Anti-Bullying Policies
Nicole M. Arcuri
New Jersey school counselors are appointed to serve students simultaneously in the roles of counselor and anti-bullying specialist (ABS). How the additional role impacts the counseling relationship for students is unknown. However, ethical guidelines suggest that having school counselors serve students in the ABS role can be detrimental to the counseling relationship. Understanding the challenge of dual roles for school counselors is a necessity in order to advocate for programs and services that empower students.