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Counselors/Advisors

Develop professional skills to empower the development of mental health and well-being competencies.

All courses and programs offered by The Brzycki Group and the Center for the Self in Schools are:

  • Grounded in positive psychology, educational psychology, and human development research.

  • Personalized based on your own issues and concerns.

  • Available in a unique one-on-one format, as well as for small groups.

  • Delivered virtually or in-person.

Self Across the Curriculum for Counselors/ Advisors/Mental Health Professionals

Description:

Self Across the Curriculum (SAC) participants—teachers, K-16 educators, administrators, policy-maker, counselors, psychologists, and professionals in related fields—enhance their ability to make a lasting difference with young people.

 

K-12 teachers use the SAC to integrate mental health and socio-emotional well-being through academic curriculum to address the whole child well-being needs to be happy, healthy, and flourishing to the level of their unique potential.

Format: 1 full day; or (3) 2-hour sessions

Participants: Counselors/Advisors/Mental Health Professionals

Group Size:1 to 25 people
Locations: Virtual; at The Brzycki Group; or at your institution
Cost: Please inquire

University teachers use SAC to design project-based, service learning, engaged scholarship, and real-world learning activities into their curricula to personalize the teaching and learning. SAC is used to personalize lessons to engage students more deeply in their studies which increase student engagement and retention metrics.

 

Participants learn how to help young people develop their own paradigm of Self, self-understanding, self-esteem, and character to dramatically impact their academic achievement and overall quality of life. Participants learn to empower what is possible for their K-16 students versus focusing upon problems to fix. Once these ideas and approaches are learned in professional development settings, they can be used in the classroom. They are incorporated into the development and delivery of lesson plans, across all academic subjects, helping students to be better, more engaged learners. The course manual serves as a reference guide to draw upon when teaching and assessing students.

 

The theoretical basis of SAC is that students will be better learners in their academic subjects if they know themselves better. The focus is on a self-concept construct that includes: epistemology, locus of control, identity and character development. Our underlying assumption is that each young person is on a unique path of personal discovery to create his or her own destiny, and to live a life of total health, wholeness, and accomplishment.

The Success Predictor is typically used to: determine internal motivations to succeed, understand reference points of capabilities, diagnose internal states of well-being, formulate career aspirations, determine professional acumen, understand academic program interests, guide college selection and fit, guide life and career directions, understand personal paradigms of reality, guide interventions, among others. The Success Predictor is used to help guide you from making a transformation from the person you think you are supposed to be, to that which you know you are meant to be.

The Success Predictor for Counselors/Advisors/Mental Health Professionals

Description:

The Success Predictor is a highly effective tool used in K-16 settings and by college, career, professional development and psychological counselors to help people of all ages, developmental stages and levels, and walks of life guide them toward their highest expressions of what is possible for them. It is used to assess, diagnose, and intervene into the mind-set of people who want to see and achieve their full and unique potentials life – empowering them to succeed and manifest their full and unique potentials. 

Format: 1 full day; or (3) 2-hour sessions

Participants: Counselors/Advisors/Mental Health Professionals

Group Size:1 to 25 people
Locations: Virtual; at The Brzycki Group; or at your institution
Cost: Please inquire

The Integrated Self for Counselors/Advisors/Mental Health Professionals

Description:

The Integrated Self (iSelf) model is a scientific, evidence-based, research-based assessment and intervention tool that links four functional areas that are crucial to student success: academic advising, career services, personal counseling and student engagement. This model measures multiple facets or attributes of psychological well-being, including: purpose, hopes and dreams for your life; emotional and socio-emotional intelligence; self- esteem, self-efficacy, and self-understanding; personal identity and beliefs; and intrinsic motivation.

Format: 1 full day; or (3) 2-hour sessions

Participants: Counselors/Advisors/Mental Health Professionals

Group Size:1 to 25 people
Locations: Virtual; at The Brzycki Group; or at your institution
Cost: Please inquire

Through the iSelf model, high schools and universities offer short, three-session student success courses on understanding yourself and your life purpose and dreams, then choosing your academic program based upon that life purpose and those dreams, and then selecting a potential career path and internships that will manifest these highest expressions of themselves. The iSelf model is used in clinical practice as a prevention, intervention and assessment tool into the psychological, emotional, physical, whole-person well-being needs. This model is a researched, evidence-based model that is copyrighted and can be used with permission and training. The Integrated Self or iSelf model emerges from the interaction of current scientific information about the direct influence by emotions, both positive and negative, upon cognitive functioning. These emotions, in turn, are based upon personal relevancy and meaningfulness and are the controlling switch by which effective learning takes place or not. A positive emotional approach facilitates a sense of wellbeing that, in turn, enhances a willingness to learn.

Consultation for Counselors, Advisors, and Mental Health Professionals

Description:

From time to time when making transitions in life, we need to take some time for ourselves in order to put into the most effective context or perspective possible, the issues and concerns that are showing up as obstacles, limitations, or restrictions. These issues and concerns can dramatically impact our ability to see and achieve what is possible for ourselves and our relationships, professional life, business organizations, family, and children.

Format: (5), (10), or (15) 2-hour sessions

Participants: Counselors, Advisors, and Mental Health Professionals

Group Size:1
Locations: Virtual; at The Brzycki Group; or a location convenient for you
Cost: $180/hour

The Consultation Service is for you if you want to open up a new possibility that heretofore was unavailable to you. Participants pay a onetime retainer fee depending upon the nature and substance of needs. After an initial assessment session, a recommendation is made for the length of your personalized program. We conduct educational and psychological assessments, recommend appropriate interventions and possible other professional resources. In addition, we coordinate care services by serving as a resource to parents, schools, agencies, and the clinical evaluation team.