The school counselor and principal have vital roles within a school which have a significant impact upon the way a school functions. One area of pressing conflict within principal-counselor relationships is disagreement over the appropriate role and function of the counselor. In order to investigate perceptions of the counselor role, as well as the elements of healthy relationships between principals and counselors, the authors conducted an extensive literature review. The following themes were found within the literature and are discussed: 1) school counselor roles and responsibilities, 2) principal and school counselor collaboration, and 3) characteristics of effective school counselor/principal relationships.
McConnell, Kat R.; Geesa, Rachel Louise; Mayes, Renae D.; and Elam, Nicholas P.
"Improving School Counselor Efficacy Through Principal-Counselor Collaboration: A Comprehensive Literature Review,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 32:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol32/iss2/4