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Joe Murphy, Jr is a multilingual certified school counselor (English, Spanish, and some French) working as an elementary counselor in Hattiesburg Public School District, Mississippi. He has three years of high school counseling experience and at least thirteen years of teaching experience. His counseling interest areas include academic, career, multicultural, mental health, substance abuse, sports counseling, family, migrant youth, and LGBTQ youth issues.

  • Encouraging Parents to Update Their Contact Info

    Aug 21, 2020
    Many of us have experienced times when you call a parent of a student and cannot reach them. Please encourage your parents to update their address and phone number if they move and change contact information.
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  • Using Puppets to Counsel Children

    Aug 17, 2020
    Counselors use a variety of therapy toys and other items to help counsel children coming to them with mental health issues. Try puppets to help your students open up and feel better leaving your office.
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  • Advocating for LGBTQ Students

    Jul 14, 2020
    It's 2020 and our country consists of youth from many diverse backgrounds which includes sexual orientation and gender identity. Our goal as counselors is to help them accept themselves for who they are, discover their strengths, help them succeed in school, help them make healthy choices, give them skills to cope with issues that are hindering their progress, and help them stay strong through the coming out process.
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  • Establishing Your Own Counseling Center

    Jul 07, 2020
    Each and every counselor will have their own ideas in regards to adding their personality and interests to their own counseling center, but this should help provide a good start for any ideas.
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  • Helping Our Black Boys Rise Up

    Jun 22, 2020
    As school counselors during this pandemic and racial issues, we need to help each and every Black boy rise up to be strong, confident, proud of himself, and succeed in school, career, and life in general.
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