This unique text articulates a solution-focused, collaborative model of consultation that operates within a systems view of a school. This model allows counselors to conceptualize and employ a number of interventions, from those that take place at the level of a single student to those addressing the expanse of the community at large. In addition to its unique integrative model, the text distinguishes itself from others in its pedagogical approach. This book blends theory with practice and provides students with the tools to apply concepts through the use of practice exercises, case simulations and illustrations.
Providing counseling professionals with a solid grounding in the primary theories, skills, and models used by professional consultants, Counselor as Consultant is the first text that explicitly addresses the new CACREP core standards for consultation. The book’s strong focus on intentionality, reflection, and wellness helps readers develop a strong sense of counselor identity, while its structure and exercises reinforce learning. Abundant exercises and case illustrations help counselors-in-training translate theory into practice and learn the essential skills needed for consultation positions.
Written to help school counselors address the ever-changing needs of their clients and the growing demands of the profession, The School Counselor as Consultant: Expanding Impact from Intervention to Prevention provides readers with a service delivery model that emphasizes remediation and prevention. The model empowers school counselors to intervene when necessary, identify key opportunities to promote growth, and successfully deter future challenges and incidents. Section I addresses the expanding role of school counselors, fresh perspectives for approaching this important work, and an introduction to the concept of prevention. In Section II, readers learn key strategies for effective consultation, are introduced to a multidimensional, integrated model of consulting, explore the concept of counselors as agents for change, and learn tips for working with resistance and maintaining an ethical practice. Section III focuses on moving beyond intervention to prevention and provides actionable instruction for varying levels of prevention. The final section shares case studies that demonstrate multiple levels of intervention and prevention and invites students to reflect upon and discuss the topics addressed throughout the text. The School Counselor as Consultant is an enlightening and practical text that is ideal for both pre-service and practicing school counselors. Karen Dickinson is an associate professor of counselor education at West Chester University. She is a certified school counselor with more than 20 years of experience serving as a counselor and elementary and special education instructor. Dr. Dickinson earned her master's degree in elementary school counseling from West Chester University and her doctorate degree in individual and family studies from the University of Delaware. Richard Parsons is a professor of counselor education at West Chester University and has over 37 years of experience in teaching counselor preparation programs. He has had a private clinical practice for over 40 years, working with those experiencing debilitating anxiety, depression, and other challenges to emotional wellbeing. Dr. Parsons also serves as a consultant to educational and mental health institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. He has authored or co-authored over 90 books, book chapters, and professional articles. Dr. Parsons earned his master's and doctoral degrees from Temple University.
Proven practice tools and techniques for effective schoolconsultations Consultation gives school counselors numerous advantages overindividual or small group counseling. Chief among them is the fargreater amount of children and adolescents one counselor can reach;by creating a more responsive school environment—consistingof teachers, parents, and others who can make decisions thatchildren cannot—the counselor can positively affect allstudents who pass through that environment. However, makingconsultation effective requires a high level of knowledge andskill. School Counselor Consultation: Skills for Working Effectivelywith Parents, Teachers, and Other School Personnel represents themost comprehensive resource available for understanding the entireconsultation process. Unlike other consultation books that focus ontheory, School Counselor Consultation emphasizes proven practicetechniques. These include: What to say to parents and teachers about referring students tothe school counselor What to ask teachers to assist in formulating successfulinterventions How to make the most of parent conferences How to plan for, execute, and follow-up on consultationsessions A five-step approach to conducting an individualconsultation How to plan and present psychoeducational workshops to parentsand teachers This hands-on resource also features many forms andchecklists—including consultation record forms, a sampleagenda, surveys, and a crisis management plan—that you canuse in practice. In addition, four appendices cover Adleriantheory, the American School Counselor Association and AmericanCounseling Association Codes of Ethics, and how to best use thisbook to build consultation skills. Consultation offers one of the most time-effective andbeneficial services a school counselor can provide. A valuableresource for both students and practicing counselors, SchoolCounselor Consultation is the most complete and up-to-date guide tothe challenging yet highly rewarding consultation process.
In this second edition of a practical and eminently useful resource, Rosemary Thompson discusses the new and expanded roles of today's school counselors. In the wake of recent school violence, and in light of the tough decisions that students now face everyday, the role of the school counselor has changed dramatically. Today, more than ever, school counselors must do more than simply offer guidance on educational and vocational choices, but must become catalysts for change. This second edition examines the ways in which recent economic, political, social, and educational trends have impacted the professional school counselor. Throughout the text, Thompson integrates her discussion of recent national reform issues and the new professional standards set forth by the American School Counselors Association. Focusing throughout on the inherent benefits of and need for professional counseling in our schools, this second edition is a groundbreaking resource and will be of great value to school counseling students and professionals alike.
School counseling strategies that promote student success! So much is expected to prepare today’s students for success—academic achievement, career and college readiness, emotional and social competency, just to name a few. School counselors can make an enormous positive difference in children’s lives. In a succinct Q&A format, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with: 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity Stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions Numerous print and digital resources for further exploration
Jeannine R. Studer’s The Essential School Counselor in a Changing Society offers a practical approach to helping students understand the methods and standards in contemporary school counseling. Integrating the new ASCA model as well as the CACREP Standards across all areas of school counseling practice, this core text provides a unique and relevant perspective on the 21st century school counselor. Studer focuses on ethics and ethical decision making, as well as contemporary issues faced by today’s counselor—such as crisis response, career counseling and advisement, group counseling, advocacy, and collaboration. The text begins with coverage of school counseling foundations, addresses intervention and prevention, and devotes the final section to enhancing academics through a positive school culture. “Not only does this text address the CACREP standards for school counseling but it also provides excellent examples and applications of school counseling within the ASCA National Model framework!” —Karen D. Rowland, Mercer University “This text is a valuable contribution to the profession, addressing the multi-dimensional and complex roles and responsibilities of the 21th century school counselor. It is a foundational text that counselor-educators can utilize throughout a master’s degree program in mentoring interns into the profession.” —Diana L. Stephens, California Lutheran University
Preparing readers for real-world practice, THE TRANSFORMED SCHOOL COUNSELOR, Third Edition demonstrates how to effectively use theories, data-driven decision-making, leadership, advocacy, and consultation to improve clients' scholastic achievement and foster social justice. Thoroughly integrating the ASCA National Model throughout, the book provides an excellent overview of how the school counseling profession has transformed to successfully meet the needs of 21st-century students. It challenges pre-service counselors to view their sphere of influence from a systemic perspective and develop awareness of the major societal and educational changes impacting the school counselor--including economy, technology, family structures, standards-based education, and diversity. Completely current and aligned with 2016 CACREP standards, the third edition is packed with new case studies, Voices from the Field insights, the latest data available, and real-world illustrations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
School Counseling in the 21st Century brings the theoretical aspects of school counseling to life. As they move through the book, school counselors in training will begin to identify and develop the significant pieces of a comprehensive school counseling program. They will also experience, through real and relevant case studies, how school counselors are using technology, assessment data, and leadership skills to implement effective programs aimed at serving their students. Each chapter reflects on how the national model for school counseling, standards of practice, multicultural skills, and ethical guidelines are the foundation of building comprehensive programs. School Counseling in the 21st Century comprehensively addresses the 2016 CACREP Standards: the beginning of each chapter outlines which core and school counseling standards are addressed, and chapters support CACREP’s requirement for material on multicultural counseling, ultimately enhancing readers’ knowledge and effectiveness in working with diverse populations.
This concise guide provides a reflective process for effective school counseling, the fundamentals of cognitive counseling, effective intervention strategies, in-depth case studies, and guided practice exercises.
The mission of this forty-eight chapter Handbook is to provide a comprehensive reference source that integrates counseling theory, research and practice into one volume. It is designed to meet the needs of entry-level practitioners from their initial placement in schools through their first three to five years of practice. It will also be of interest to experienced school counselors, counselor educators, school researchers, and counseling representatives within state and local governments.
Intended for school counselors to aid in the learning of developmental classroom guidance, School Counseling Classroom Guidance: Prevention, Accountability, and Outcomes by Jolie Ziomek-Daigle teaches the fundamentals, strategies, and research outcomes of classroom guidance programming for comprehensive, developmentally appropriate school counseling programs. The content of this book looks at the history and fundamentals of classroom guidance, how these activities meet CACREP and ASCA standards, how and why activities should be aligned to the larger academic curriculum and state/national teaching standards, recommendations on how to develop and assess classroom guidance units, a sampling of units and lessons, techniques in managing the classroom, and outcome research and trends. School Counseling Classroom Guidance: Prevention, Accountability, and Outcomes is part of the Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the Series, please visit www.sagepub.com/vip/cpiseries.
Emphasizing a reflective practice, this book presents an eclectic model for evaluating student information and selecting the most effective interventions from a variety of therapeutic approaches.
Today's children and adolescents are constantly facing new and unique challenges, and school counselors must respond to this by expanding their role and function within the schools. This revised and expanded edition of Thompson's important text explores these issues, as well as the necessary steps school counselors need to take in order to adapt and effectively deal with them. Thompson advocates for the need for standards-based school counseling, outlining the framework and benefits of the ASCA National Model® and comprehensive guidance and counseling programs. She addresses the newest research in implementing evidence-based practices; the mental health issues that may be faced by children and adolescents; consulting with teachers, parents, administrators, and the community; and crisis intervention and management. New to this edition are chapters that focus on minority and disenfracnshised students and emphasize the need for school counselors to be able to advocate, coordinate, and collaborate on services for these students and their families. This is an essential resource for every school counselor in a time when the profession is becoming increasingly important.
School Counseling and the Student Athlete explores empirical, theoretical, and practice-based issues that demand consideration by school-based counseling and educational professionals working at the pre-collegiate level. In its pages clinicians and students will find insights into both why student athletes experience many of the issues they do as well as the steps that counselors can take to help these individuals and their families. Theories of motivation and theoretical approaches to counseling student athletes are covered in order to provide an orientation to working with this group, and the book also includes a thorough discussion of the most important elements of counseling the student athlete: the academic, career, personal, and social issues they face; consultations with coaches, teachers, and parents; commercialism and the student athlete’s identity; and gender, sexual identity, and culture issues. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and available resources for counselors. Grounded in research and pioneering in its analysis of sports psychology for students in grades K-12, School Counseling and the Student Athlete is a must-have for school counselors, clinicians, and other professionals who work with elementary and secondary students.
This comprehensive text reviews the role of today's school counselor in preparing readers to function in a high-tech global society and to be well-adjusted to cope with its changes and challenges. "School Counseling for the Twenty-First Century" offers guidance in defining and in enunciating the school counselor's roles and functions more clearly as social changes and socio-economic pressures influence the directions of school programs. Addresses counseling for social change, racism through local action and multicultural counseling, diversity-sensitive counseling for sexual minority youth, and school counselors and their professional identities. Includes sections on avoiding ethical violations, ethical multicultural counseling, making ethical decisions, and sources of ethical consultation, as well as the accountability portfolio idea, the potential for external reviews, and suggestions for enhancing public relations through accountability. Appropriate for those interested in school counseling.
Reach ALL students and prove how critical your counseling program is! Data can make the difference for today’s embattled school counseling programs, and this insightful book shows how to collect and manage it. Aligned with current research and the ASCA standards, this essential resource includes a complete set of user-friendly tools and templates for data collection, action-planning and reporting. Readers will learn how to: Develop a robust counseling curriculum that supports the Common Core Standards and drop-out prevention Replace “random acts of guidance” with intentional, well-timed interventions that are based on student needs Measure progress through pre- and post-assessments Deliver compelling reports that demonstrate your program’s impact
Over forty professionals share ideas relating to K-12 developmental school counselling. Practical forms, ideas, and management concepts are provided for duplication. Subjects include group strategies for special populations, the counsellor's role as consultant and coordinator, family counselling, appraisal, career developme, peer helping, and more.