Introduction to Professional School Counseling: Advocacy, Leadership, and Intervention is a comprehensive introduction to the field for school counselors in training, one that provides special focus on the topics most relevant to the school counselor’s role and offers specific strategies for practical application and implementation. In addition to thorough coverage of the ASCA National Model (2012), readers will find thoughtful discussions of the effects of trends and legislation, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Response to Intervention (RtI), and School-Wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (SWPBIS). The text also provides a readers with an understanding of how school counselors assume counseling orientations within the specific context of an educational setting. Each chapter is intensely application oriented, with an equal emphasis both on research and on using data to design and improve school counselors’ functioning in school systems.
Available for free download for each chapter: PowerPoint slides, a testbank of 20 multiple-choice questions, and short-answer, essay, and discussion questions.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and the American School Counselor Association National Model (2012) 2. History and Trends in the School Counseling Profession 3. Social Justice, Advocacy, Collaboration, Leadership, and Systemic Change 4. Management and Accountability 5. School Counseling Core Curriculum 6. Individual Counseling 7. Group Counseling 8. Consultation & Collaboration 9. Academic Development 10. College and Career Readiness 11. Prevention/Auxiliary Programming 12. Helping Students with Exceptionalities 13. Crisis Intervention, Response and Recovery 14. Legal and Ethical Concerns in School Counseling Appendix A: Group Counseling Parent Consent Letter-English Language Version Appendix B: Group Counseling Parent Consent Letter-Spanish Language Version Appendix C: The ASCA National Model (2012) Group Counseling Student SMART Goals Worksheet Appendix D; Middle School Career and College Readiness Standards (MS-CCRS) Appendix E: NEA Template for Initial Media Release: School Crisis Appendix F: NEA Sample School Fact Sheet: School Crisis Appendix G: NEA Sample Communications Command Post Supplies Appendix H: NEA Sample Volunteer Information Appendix I: NEA Daily Fact Sheet Example
Jered B. Kolbert, PhD, is a professor and coordinator of the school counseling program in the department of counseling, psychology, and special education at Duquesne University.
Rhonda L. Williams, EdD, is an associate professor in the counseling and human services department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Leann M. Morgan, PhD, is an assistant professor in the counseling and human services department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Laura M. Crothers, DEd, is a professor in the department of counseling, psychology, and special education at Duquesne University.
Tammy L. Hughes, PhD, is the Martin A. Hehir Endowed Chair for Scholarly Excellence and professor and chair of the department of counseling, psychology, and special education at Duquesne University.
Featured Author Profiles
"This book is a tour de force within the school counseling literature. Introduction to Professional School Counseling provides a reader-friendly blueprint for conceptualizing, planning, and delivering comprehensive school counseling programs within complex 21st century school contexts. This book strikes an important balance between theory, research and practice; situates school counseling prominently within school reform initiatives; provides concrete strategies and recommendations for school counseling programs; and recognizes diversity and social justice as an indispensable component of school counseling."
Norma L. Day-Vines, PhD, professor, counseling and human development, Johns Hopkins University
"I will gladly use this textbook with our students. It is current, comprehensive, well-written, thoroughly researched, and exceedingly accessible. Even though I am deeply familiar with the content, I found myself reading with great interest and enthusiasm. I highly recommend this textbook for all who wish to learn about the past, the present, and the future of professional school counseling. The authors have constructed an engaging textbook for graduate students and practicing professionals alike."
Kevin Wilkerson, PhD, NCC, ACS, professor, department of counseling and human services, University of Scranton
"This book does an outstanding job establishing the modern-day context of school counseling both by reviewing the evolution of the field with compelling analysis of diverse perspectives on important trends and developments and by featuring impressive use of data and research to separate opinions from facts. Great examples to illustrate sometimes vague concepts abound, as do concrete and practical suggestions for both novice and seasoned school counselors. Throughout, the writing is clear, crisp and learner friendly."
Johnston Brendel, LPC, LMFT, clinical associate professor, College of William & Mary
"In Introduction to Professional School Counseling, modern concepts in school counseling are clearly explained in an engaging format. Descriptive examples bring research to life and allow for the transfer of concepts into actual practice. The information about the ASCA model goes above and beyond by infusing the model into the entire book and giving actual samples of RAMP-certified comprehensive programs. A highlight for me was the chapter about social justice, which focuses on fostering self-awareness to deliver culturally competent programming."
Jane V. Hale, PhD, LPC, assistant professor, department of counseling and development, Slippery Rock University
"This straightforward and concise approach to professional school counseling is unique in being not only theoretically sound but, unlike many other text books, refreshingly rich in its practicality. This well-sequenced and all-inclusive resource will greatly benefit future school counselors as well as the future of comprehensive school counseling programs."
Richard Joseph Behun, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, assistant professor, department of psychology and counseling, Marywood University
"This text provides a valuable introduction to the contemporary role and responsibilities of the professional school counselor. The chapters are organized effectively around the ASCA National Model. For each component and theme of the ASCA National Model, a brief background of the topic is balanced with a comprehensive discussion of appropriate intervention strategies in K-12 schools. A thorough literature review for each chapter includes multiple practical strategies and techniques for implementation and evaluation."
LeeAnn M. Eschbach, PhD, LPC, associate professor, counseling and human services department, University of Scranton
"A practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive resource, one that can be used across the span of any school counselor training program. "
Krista M. Malott, PhD, LPC, associate professor and school counselor educator, department of education & counseling, Villanova University
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