Exploring School Counseling (Professional Practices and Perspectives)

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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.

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Dr. Tammy Davis is a Professor in the Counseling program at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, teaching primarily in the school counseling program. Before coming to Marymount in 1999, Dr. Davis was an elementary and high school counselor for nine years in Manassas, Virginia. Her professional positions have included being Past President of the Virginia Association for Counselor Education & Supervision and of the Virginia School Counselor Association. She served on the Board of Directors of the American School Counselor Association (2010-2013). Dr. Davis has presented over 100 workshops locally, regionally, and nationally on a number of topics in school counseling, including developing resilience and positive thinking in students. She has been an invited keynote in several states. Her publications include books and articles in school counseling as well as book chapters on counseling suicidal children and group counseling in schools. She was named the 2007 Counselor Educator of the Year by the American School Counselor Association. She teaches courses at Marymount in both the school and community counseling graduate programs and supervises all of the Practicum experiences for the school counseling students. Dr. Davis serves as the coordinator for the Northern Virginia School Counseling Leadership Team. She resides in Manassas, VA with her husband Ken who is a principal of a 5th/6th grade intermediate school and their three Siberian Huskies.

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"This text is truly refreshing and does what it promises-information and practice are integrated. The text is current and addresses contemporary school counselor issues."

"I would describe this textbook as an excellent balance between contemporary School Counseling information and personal stories of life as a school counselor. "

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