Understanding our history gives insight and understanding of our current position. Examining historical events and trends enables us to appreciate our present and help us plan for the future. The purpose of this article is to explore the history of school counseling in Louisiana from the 1920s to the present day. The literature examined includes dissertations, publications of professional organizations, current law and proposed laws, task force and organizational reports, and personal communications from school counseling professionals and others. The literature contained in this article dates from 1925 to the present date. It is clear from this review of school counseling history in Louisiana that professional advocacy has been required of school counselors in Louisiana since the inception of the profession. While attempts have been made in the legislature over the years to increase the number of school counselors and reduce non-counseling duties, our progress has been slow.
"History of School Counseling in Louisiana,"
Louisiana Journal of Counseling: Vol. 27:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalscholar.lsuhsc.edu/ljc/vol27/iss1/5