The School Counselor’s Guide to Surviving the First Year offers a comprehensive look into the first-year school counseling experience. This practical guide includes topics from internship to professional development from an intimate perspective within the context of real-life scenarios. Drawing from personal experiences, journal articles, textbooks, and excerpts by numerous professional school counselors, it fuses what a school counseling trainee learns in their graduate program and the field experience they get into one unique guide. Emphasizing hands-on approaches, this volume offers personal as well as professional steps toward success in the ins and outs of counseling. This book is a valuable toolkit for the developmental journey of school counselors in-training and beginning school counselors.
School counseling that makes a difference—for all students! As an secondary school counselor, you’re implementing a comprehensive program for all students. This hands-on guide takes you step by step through the creation and implementation of high-quality Tier 1 system of supports, with a focus on prevention education through core curriculum classroom lessons and schoolwide activities. Features include: The school counselor’s role in Multi-Tier Multi-Domain System of Supports Specific examples to help with design, implementation, and evaluation Guidance for selecting curriculum and developing lesson plans and action plans Alignment with ASCA National Model and ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors Numerous charts, graphs, and images to demonstrate concepts
Get a realistic front-line look at what it means to be a school counselor. Emphasizing an action-oriented approach, this book concentrates on the practical aspects of school counseling by focusing on the roles of the counselor. Each chapter includes an excerpt from the author or a contributor that relates a personal experience in a school setting. These first- and second-hand accounts throughout the book support the theory, practice, and skills for school counseling and illustrate the many roles and responsibilities counselors assume in schools. EXPLORING SCHOOL COUNSELING, 2nd Edition features a greater emphasis on CACREP standards as well as the ASCA National Model and School Counselor Competencies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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.
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
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
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.
Designed to supplement any school counseling course, this text profiles elementary school counselor Claudia Vangstad—her vision, identity, beliefs, capabilities, and behaviors—within the context of her school and community. The authors used Vangstad's experience to construct a model of a school counselor-in-action and provide a broad framework for thinking and working like one. The authors hope to encourage students to evaluate their own beliefs through the study of this example.
School Counselor Accountability: A MEASURE of Student Success provides strategies for understanding, designing and implementing accountability measures as the cornerstone of a comprehensive school counseling program. This practical bookprovides school counselors, counselor educators, graduate students and school administrators with the knowledge and skills to use data informed practice to connect school counseling programs to school improvement. School counselors learn how to lead, advocate, and collaborate with colleagues for the ultimate goal of improving student achievement and student success in school. MEASURE is an action research model that serves as a supplemental text for school counseling and administration courses. The book shows how to design and implement accountable programs and how to measure and report results. MEASURE is a tool that school counselors can use to align their work with the accountability requirements of state and national standards such as No Child Left Behind.
Offers school counselors a road map for increasing achievement and promoting equity and advocacy for all students by examining the social factors that contribute to academic failure.
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.
This authoritative guidebook gives school counselors the tools to identify evidence-based practices and to use data in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and interventions.
"This is the first book to provide a comprehensive look at the theory, research, and intervention strategies that comprise the strength-based, school counseling (SBSC) model. In keeping with the recommendations of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), the SBSC model discusses academic, personal/social and career development outcomes for all students at the elementary, middles, and secondary school levels."--Back cover.
Specifically focused on the school counseling profession, the cutting-edge new SCHOOL BASED GROUP COUNSELING delivers a professional, comprehensive, and well-balanced group counseling text for K-12 preservice school counselors. Combining theory, research, case studies, real-world examples, and plenty of hands-on material, this exciting new First Edition walks preservice school counselors step by step through the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of small groups in school counseling. Written by professionals in the field, it offers thorough discussions of K-12 case studies and group examples from practicing school counselors. It also provides an excellent context for group work through a discussion of the pertinent theories and key research. The authors use the lens of real-world, school-based practice, strengths-based counseling, systems thinking, developmental psychology, and ASCA's National Model. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This hands-on guide clarifies the school counselor's role in special education and answers questions about meeting the academic, social, and career needs of students with disabilities.
With case studies, examples, templates, charts, graphs, and images, you’ll create and implement high-quality Tier 1 systems of support, including core curriculum classroom lessons and schoolwide activities.
Your step-by-step handbook for results-based school counseling! This exciting new book by recognized school counseling experts describes a Construct-Based Approach (CBA) to school counseling that helps you: Design standards, deliver interventions, and evaluate year-long counseling strategies, action steps and measures within a CBA context Apply “research-based” standards to reflect student abilities, competencies, capabilities and skills Accurately assess student progress, proficiency and achievement Provide useful feedback to parents and students Includes in-depth analyses, a developmentally appropriate K–12 scope and sequence and essential tips and activities. Use this groundbreaking guide to uncover the key processes that ensure student success!
"If you work with college-bound students, this book must be on your desk at all times." With more college options and higher college costs, students and parents need the advice and support of a well-informed school counselor to guide them through the college selection process. College Counseling for School Counselors gives counselors everything needed to build a successful college counseling program, no matter how many students they work with. After creating a framework for a strong curriculum, College Counseling for School Counselors shows how to explore all college options with students and families, including options for students with special needs and talents. The follow-up activities in each chapter give counselors resources that bring the ideas to life, and a three year calendar shows counselors how to introduce every idea at a manageable pace, building to a comprehensive college counseling program and strong individual college plans for every student. Busy, caring counselors will find everything they need in College Counseling for School Counselors to improve their college counseling program, and reach every student they work with.
Written from the perspective of a practicing, certified counselor, this guide contains essential information needed to smoothly transition from service-based to program-based counseling.