Combining a scholarly synthesis of relevant research with easy-to-read descriptions of best practice, Developing an Effective and Accountable School Counseling Program contains information on all aspects of the school counseling profession. Chapter opening cases provide a context for discussion, while margin notes, stimulus questions, and suggested portfolio components prompt readers to apply material to their own unique situation. New developments and trends are emphasized throughout, including coverage of data-driven programming and accountability, facilitating developmental transitions, legal and ethical issues, and responsive services.
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From two experienced and passionate school counselor educators comes a thorough revision of Developing and Effective an Accountable School Counseling Program. Embraced by professors and students for its accessible writing style and practical applications, the text retains well-liked features such as case studies, margin notes, and stimulus questions. The second edition has been expanded and thoroughly updated to reflect important developments in the field, including the ASCA National Model for School Counseling programs, the school counseling specialty standards articulated by CACREP, and the increasing focus on how to define and measure accountability in school counseling programs.
Focus on How to Develop, Implement, Manage, and Evaluate a Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling Program
Focus on Real-Life Applications
Handbook of School Counseling emerged from conversations between two counselor educators. We had been teaching school counselors for over a decade and agreed with other school counselor educators around the country that we needed instructional materials reflective of the transformations that have taken place in the school counseling profession. The National Standards for School Counseling Programs developed by the American School Counselors Association (ASCA), school counseling specialty standards articulated by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the expanded view of school counselors' roles emerging from recent reform efforts, and program models frequently adopted by state departments of education have all informed the content and structure of this text. The "Three Cs" model of school counseling (counseling, coordination, and consultation) has been updated and expanded over the past decade to include leadership, advocacy, and collaboration as primary school counselor roles. The addition of these roles, both in practice and in training, provides the school counselor opportunities to firmly establish links between the school counseling program and the total educational enterprise, thereby operationalizing the concept of school counselors working collaboratively with other educational professionals to maximize the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.
Our goal has been to provide a book focused on teaching school counseling students how to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate a comprehensive developmental school counseling program that contributes to the mission of the school in meaningful and productive ways. To be successful ire this task, we have used the specialty area content for school counselor preparation articulated by CACREP and the National Standards for School Counseling Programs adopted by ASCA and integrated them with the widely adopted organizational structure articulated by Norman Gysbers and Patricia Henderson.
Handbook of School Counseling provides counselor educators with a text that emphasizes the school counselor's role in education with particular emphasis on placing counselor interventions in the school context.
The text covers the following areas of emphasis:
Information is provided in an easy-to-follow format with a logical structure from which to teach. The following sections are included in each chapter:
Handbook of School Counseling offers the following special features:
In addition relevant documents and forms that students may find useful as they plan, design, implement, and evaluate school counseling programs at all developmental levels are provided in the appendixes.
The Instructor's Manual contains test questions and suggestions for additional classroom activities. Supplemental readings are also included.
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