Washington Framework for Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling

The Washington State Framework for Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling utilizes an evergreen tree as its conceptual framework to represent the school counselor’s role in supporting the development of Washington schoolchildren.

Understanding the Framework
Developmental Domains
School-counseling programs support student learning in the area of academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development. Find out more
Tiered Intervention Model
The Washington Framework incorporates the three-tiered model found in the structural frameworks for Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Find out more
School-counselor Roles
The five roles school counselors utilize in their efforts to promote student learning and flourishing. Find out more
Theoretical Roots
The theoretical roots anchoring the program are human development, systems thinking, social justice, data-based practices, and ethical decision making. Find out more
Foundations
Comprehensive guidance and counseling grows from current research and established policies that shape school-counseling practice in Washington State. Find out more