The Elementary / Middle School Counselor's Survival Guide, Third Edition

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9780470560853: The Elementary / Middle School Counselor's Survival Guide, Third Edition

An expanded edition filled with ideas, strategies, and tools for school counselors

This Survival Guide helps counselors plan and implement an effective counseling program tailored to the needs of all students. Step by step, the book walks readers through every aspect of the school counselor job, including: designing a comprehensive counseling program, communicating with students and fellow staff, facilitating groups, promoting positive school discipline, integrating a guidance curriculum, intervening in times of crisis, and taking personal and professional care of oneself.

  • Discusses how to reach out to diverse student and parent populations
  • Shows how to integrate the American School Counselor Association's National Model for designing, delivering, and evaluating a school's counseling program
  • Reveals how new technology can improve services to students and parents
  • Other titles by Wiggin: I.O.U.S.A., Demise of the Dollar, and Financial Reckoning Day

This comprehensive resource also includes a wealth of reproducible worksheets, letters, checklists, and forms designed to save time and effort for busy school counselors.

Table of Contents

About the Author.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 What, Who, and How of Your School Counseling Program.

Chapter 2 Developing Your Role and Creating an Identity.

Chapter 3 Setting Sail and Staying Afloat.

Chapter 4 Identifying Responsive Services.

Chapter 5 Integrating a School Counseling Program with the Curriculum.

Chapter 6 Reaching Out to Diverse Populations. 

Chapter 7 Preparing for Crisis Intervention.

Chapter 8 Selecting Responsive Services to Address Students’ Concerns.

Chapter 9 Responding to Critical Concerns.

Chapter 10 Belonging and Being with the School.

Chapter 11 Involving Significant Others.

Chapter 12 Playing According to the Rules.

Chapter 13 Helping Yourself to Help Others.

Resources.

Bibliography.

Web Sites.

Index.

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The third edition of this bestselling book offers a wealth of proven strategies to help school counselors select reliable approaches to counseling elementary and middle school students. Thoroughly revised and updated, this Survival Guide is filled with practical materials to help counselors put in place and maintain exemplary school counseling programs.

Step by step, Jack Schmidt—a noted expert on school counseling—shows counselors how to design a comprehensive counseling program, communicate effectively with students and fellow staff members, facilitate groups, promote positive school discipline, integrate a successful guidance curriculum, intervene in times of crisis, and take personal and professional care of oneself given the demands of the school counseling profession.

A comprehensive resource, The Elementary/Middle School Counselor's Survival Guide includes a wealth of reproducible worksheets, letters, checklists, and forms designed to save time and effort for busy school counselors. Every chapter contains ideas to help counselors move beyond mere survival mode toward a flourishing career as an elementary or middle school counselor.

Praise for The Elementary/Middle School Counselor's Survival Guide, Third Edition

"I've been a school counselor for thirty years and have seen hundreds of books for counselors. Jack Schmidt's Survival Guide is the only real 'nuts and bolts' publication on the market that provides the reader with all the valuable information to maintain an effective counseling program. This book needs to be on every counselor's desk!" —Tom Carr, elementary school counselor, Hillsborough, North Carolina and president of the motivational corporation, gotgrit.org

"Jack Schmidt has again demonstrated his keen eye in knowing what faces contemporary school counselors. He offers practicing and in-training counselors a superb balance of tried-and-true practices alongside the most modern requirements of our profession today." —Dr. Kurt L. Kraus, professor of counseling, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

  • 100+ time-saving letters, checklists, and forms

  • Practical tips and troubleshooting advice

  • Student diversity, cyber-bullying, crisis intervention, and more

About the Author:

John J. (Jack) Schmidt, Ed.D., is professor emeritus of Counselor Education at East Carolina University. He is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books, including Making and Keeping Friends: Ready-to-Use Lessons, Stories, and Activities for Building Relationships.

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