• Mental Health in Schools 2020
  • Counseling
  • Trauma
Published Date: October 22, 2020

Building More Authentic & Genuine Relationships with Students

School counselors, nurses, psychologists, and social workers often pride themselves in their ability to build positive relationships with students. Building rapport is one of the first essential skills learned in most helping profession training programs. However, we sometimes need to go back to the beginning to explore the “how” and “why” surrounding these relationships. Reexamining our “why” can help us identify our implicit biases that keep us from building more authentic and genuine relationships with students. Looking at the “how” better equips us to assist other adults in our buildings as they build relationships with students.

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