Publication Date

Spring 2013

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Counselor Education


This study was conducted in a Rochester area school. The purpose of the study was to observe the effect of individual counseling sessions on student referrals. The individual counseling frameworks utilized include person-centered and Adlerian perspectives. Person centered theory was used to establish a connection with the students in the first sessions. Thereafter Adlerian concepts of assessing and setting goals were incorporated. Upon completion of the study, students who received treatment were compared to a control group in regard to the number of disciplinary referrals.