The Environmental Scan Model for School Counselors
Laurie A. Carlson

Abstract

The Environmental Scan Model for School Counselors provides school counselors and school counseling programs a structure to examine internal and external factors that play a role in responsive and effective programming. This article includes a brief history of environmental scanning in educational settings, outlines The Environmental Scan Model for School Counselors, provides examples for practical implementation by school counselors, and shares how the Colorado Department of Education has used the model since 2013 as a requirement of districts and schools participating in the Colorado School Counseling Corp Grant Program.