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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.

  • Counselor Self-Care During a Pandemic

    Jun 15, 2020
    As a school counselor, or mental health counselor, we all know that there are a lot of kids and adults that need help coping with this current pandemic and racial distress. You cannot help them, or even yourself, if you are not mentally, emotionally, or physically healthy.
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  • Building a Rapport with Latino Students

    May 29, 2020
    Imagine a Hispanic student who doesn’t speak English at all and the teacher refers him to you because he does not make any effort to respond in class and stays to himself every day.
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  • Counselors and the Issue of Discipline

    May 19, 2020
    The first thing you, as a school counselor, needs to do is have an important conversation with you administrator about your role as a school counselor. It is important and vital to the school counseling program and the well-being of the students that your administrator understands your role as the counselor.
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  • Remaining Available for Students During COVID-19

    May 12, 2020
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It is important to reach out and check on students and parents to let them know you are available for questions or to talk to during the challenging COVID-19 crisis.
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