I am a 1st year guidance counselor to 11th graders at a large high school in NYC. The majority of students refuse to go to scheduled counseling. I do document when the students refuse to come and I document efforts to get them to come, which are always futile. They are at the age they want to fit in and don't want special attention called upon them. But the administration at my school is threatening me when they do not see students receiving these services. The AP walks by to see if the student is receiving these services and if she doesn't see the students in counseling I am written up for not providing services or at most threatened to lose my job. I cannot force these students to come. The most I can do is to beg the student while in the classroom. But if they still refuse to come I will not waste an entire period disrupting the class on a student who isn't going to come anyway. I would rather give my time and attention to other students who want to see me. Other guidance counselors have the same problem. Then you are threatened when the student doesn't meet or make progress their IEP goals. If a student really doesn't want to be in counseling to the point they refused to come all year, they are not going to get anything out of it.