Author: American School Counselor Association
Publisher: Amer School Counseling Assn
Release Date: 2012
In this book you will learn: Ways to lead, advocate and collaborate for achievement and success for all students. How to craft a vision statement, fine-tune your program focus and enhance the learning process for all students. Steps to determine the amount of time you currently spend in direct and indirect student services and various activities throughout the day and how to work with your administrator to get approval for the proper mix. Details about school counselor competencies and program assessments,helping you evaluate your skills and your programs effectiveness. How to measure program results and promote systemic change within the school system so every student graduates college-and career ready. Ways to analyze your current data, learn what its telling you and act on your schools needs. Methods for demonstrating how students a re different as a result of what you do.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. An in-depth look at all aspects of creating and managing a comprehensive school counseling program, with a focus on designing systemic programs to serve all students. Accessible and inclusive, this comprehensive guide to K-12 school counseling explores delivery systems and the practical tools professional school counselors need to design, implement, manage, and evaluate comprehensive, developmentally appropriate school counseling programs for all students. Starting from the perspective of “what is a school?” it presents and updates all of the elements of a comprehensive school counseling program, including the holistic, balanced, preventive, and reflective elements, and those integrated with the academic agenda. Aligned with the most current ASCA National Model, ASCA Competencies, and new 2016 CACREP Standards, Comprehensive School Counseling Programs underlines the professional context of school counseling in the real world of public education. The updated, revised chapters of this new edition written by contemporary experts in the field of school counseling.
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.
Author: Carolyn Stone
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2015-05-29
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.
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
Author: Norman C. Gysbers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-11-21
The fifth edition of this bestseller expands and extends Gysbers and Henderson’s acclaimed five-phase model of planning, designing, implementing, evaluating, and enhancing Pre-K–12 guidance and counseling programs. This enduring, influential textbook has been fully updated to reflect current theory and practice, including knowledge gained through various state and local adaptations of the model since publication of the last edition. Exciting additions to this new edition are increased attention to diversity and the range of issues that students present, counselor accountability, and the roles and responsibilities of district- and building-level guidance and counseling leaders in an increasingly complex educational environment. An abundant array of examples, sample forms, job descriptions, evaluation surveys, flyers, letters, and procedures used by various states and school districts clearly illustrate each step of program development. At the end of each chapter, a new feature called “Your Progress Check” functions as a tracking tool for growth at each stage of the change process. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.
Counselors make a difference—and now you can prove it. Your counseling makes a difference in the lives of at-risk students every day. To meet accountability standards, though, you need data the number-crunchers can understand. With this user-friendly manual, make the shift to evidence-based practices and interventions in a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program based on ASCA’s national model. The book includes Visual guides and checklists for every step of the process Examples of successful program evolution Guidance on developing and submitting a successful Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) application Supporting documents in an online resource center
Over forty professionals share effective strategies and current issues relating to a K-12 developmental school counseling program. Dozens of practical, easy-to-use forms, ideas, and management concepts are provided for duplication. Brief counseling, group strategies that "work, " and suggestions for working with special populations are followed by the counselor's role as a consultant and coordinator, family counseling, appraisal, career development, teacher-advisor programs, peer helping, parent involvement, public relations, accountability, ethical issues, and credentialing. Each chapter has been updated, including current program standards and credentialing requirements. This book is designed as a graduate text or as a resource for practicing counselors desiring to be more effective with the developmental approach and who want to better understand the current issues facing them.
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 is a rather specialized field, yet students entering it do not have a single, comprehensive resource to guide them through the process. This text covers all aspects of the practicum and internship experience, from the initial contact with your supervisor to detailed descriptions of each of the different roles you will have, and will help you gain an understanding of the school culture and how to begin thinking about and developing your own philosophy of school counseling. Specific topics covered include popular counseling theories used by school counselors; working with special populations of students; application of the ASCA ethical standards; the administration of day-to-day tasks, such as arranging an office space and managing your time; and elements of the guidance curriculum, including individual student planning, responsive services, and systemic support. Each chapter contains activities, case studies, hypothetical situations, and worksheets designed to facilitate your understanding of and role in the profession. All material presented is consistent with both the CACREP accreditation standards and the American School Counseling Association's National Model ®.