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School Counseling
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Mrs. Ames
My name is Trisha Ames and this is my 12th year at Dike-New Hartford High School as the 9-12 school counselor. I have enjoyed my time here at Dike-New Hartford very much and hope to continue on in the future. My educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in School Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa.

My duties for the district include assisting students with college planning, career counseling, counseling services, at-risk planning and intervention, standardized testing and scheduling.

I have been married for 12 years to my husband, Trent Ames, who is employed by the University of Northern Iowa as the Facilities Coordinator for the UNI Athletic Department. We live in Dike with our 2 daughters, Addison & Evanee.
Mission Statement
The mission of the Dike-New Hartford School District professional school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, preventive and developmental school counseling program for all students. The counseling program addresses academic, career and personal/social development for all students to become productive, lifelong learners.
Counselor Role
The Four Components of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program: Guidance Curriculum, Individual Planning, Responsive Services, System Report
Guidance Curriculum
Provides guidance content in a systematic way for the purpose of skill development and application of skills learned.

Counselor Role:
Structured Groups
Classroom Instruction
Leadership and Consultation
Individual Planning
Assists students in planning, monitoring, and managing their educational, personal/social, and career development goals.

Counselor Role:
Planning and placement Individual conference planning, implementation, and assessment
Responsive Services
Addresses the immediate concerns of learners. The purpose is prevention, intervention, and referral as needed.

Counselor Role:
Individual and small group, crisis and developmental counseling Consultation Referral
System Report
Includes program, staff, and school support activities and services. The purpose is to provide support and leadership in program delivery

Counselor Role: Provide leadership, facilitative, and organization skills in:

Program management
Leadership and consultation