Counseling

At Newmark, we believe that counseling plays an important part in developing and reinforcing the behavioral and social skills students need to be successful. Our counselors interact directly with students on a daily basis and provide the support to help students make sound behavioral and social decisions.

Counselors conduct weekly counseling sessions with a focus on:

Newmark counselor working one on one with student in school store

  • Development of effective social skills
  • Learning coping skills to successfully manage emotions
  • Expanding verbal & non-verbal communication skills
  • School adjustment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Increasing self-esteem
  • Supporting and reinforcing positive behavioral choices

Newmark's point-based feedback system and behavior management protocols are observed during all counseling sessions and appropriate social skills are reinforced at all times.

Student Counseling Program Curriculums

K-8 Counseling Program
Newmark K-8 has a formal counseling curriculum that is designed to teach social thinking and pro-social behaviors. This multi-tiered counseling approach integrates the use of common languages to facilitate quick understanding of desired behaviors.
  • Teach K-8 students how to think socially and perspective taking.
     
  • Use of school-wide behavior modification program.
     
  • Adventure-based team-building activities to help generalize problem solving and decision making.
     
  • Weekly counseling sessions that focus on learning coping skills to manage emotions, develop social skills, conflict resolution and increase self-esteem.
  • Parent education and seminars.
     
NHS Counseling Program
Newmark High School has a formal counseling curriculum that is designed to teach social thinking and pro-social behaviors. This multi-tiered counseling approach integrates the use of common languages to facilitate quick understanding of desired behaviors.
  • Teach students how to think socially and perspective taking.
     
  • Use of school-wide behavior modification program.
     
  • Adventure-based team-building activities to help generalize problem solving and decision making.
     
  • Small group weekly counseling sessions that focus on learning coping skills to manage emotions, develop social skills, conflict resolution and increase self-esteem.
     
  • Transition from high school to adulthood.
  • Parent education and seminars.

Newmark offers monthly Parent Educational programs as well.   Learn More.
 

Counselors

K-8 Counselors: Cathleen M. George, LCSW; Ashlie E. Jernigan, MS, NCSP; Alyson Rentrop, LCSW; Donna Totillo, Ed.S.

NHS Counselors: Cathleen M. George, LCSW; Adam Goldberg, Ed.M; Nadene Murphy, LCSW
 

 

 

Mid Year Updates - Complete the 2023-24 Outside Provider Form if your child has any new outside providers (therapist, psychiatrist, speech, OT, etc. professional), and return to forms@newmarkeducation.com 

Counseling Workshop: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

"Public & Permanent - Keeping You Safe Online"
Onsite at Newmark: 6:00-8:00 PM

Presented by Richard Guerry, author of multiple cyber safety books and featured speaker at numerous national & international conferences. He has also appeared as an expert on Radio Disney, CNN, FOX, CBS, MTV’s Thin Line Campaign, as well as in Parade Magazine and many local, regional and international publications.

Parent training on current technology and how to manage at home.   This multi-award-winning program will eliminate the myths that Anonymity, Social Privacy and Disappearing Digital Content is possible with digital tools & apps.  Attendees will gain knowledge to promote responsible use of digital tools while also obtaining the wisdom to prevent negative, irresponsible, and malicious digital behaviors and trends. All attendees will obtain information about:

• Preventing Cyber Cruelty
• Safe Communication in Gaming
• Public Databases & Digital Transparency
• Preventing Abuse of Current & Future Apps
• Poor Social Media & Oversharing Behaviors
• Many Other Current & Future Cyber Issues

Open to the public
Registration coming soon

 

 

Functional Living Skills
 

Home is a great place to practice Functional Living Skills. Children can make their beds, do laundry, help cook and practice crucial time management and organization skills.  


FUNCTIONAL LIVING SKILLS - VIEW VIDEO LIBRARY

 

Learning new things while staying home

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