Designed for school counseling course work and as a reference for school district personnel, this text demystifies the roles and responsibilities of the school counselor and teaches students and practitioners how to perform, conduct, follow through, and carry out various roles and responsibilities required on the job. School Counselors as Practitioners conveys strategic, step-by-step processes and best practice recommendations, with emphasis on ethical and multicultural considerations. The 14 chapters in this textbook maintain, and are consistent with, the basis of school counselors’ work in the school counseling core curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support, and special attention is paid to ASCA and CACREP standards. A companion website provides students with templates and handouts for on-the-job responsibilities, as well as quiz questions for every chapter.
"Counselors often discover a disconnection between theory and on-the-job reality. Wines and Nelson do a stellar job of selecting experts who elaborate and coach counselors-in-training and those in practice with specific, data-based strategies to masterfully implement a counseling program that meets the needs of all students. I highly recommend School Counselors as Practitioners, an engaging and pragmatic guide that provides counselors with valuable guidelines, activities, and tools."
Brenda L. Melton, PhD, LPC-S, NBPTS, Professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio, certified school counselor in Texas, past President of the American School Counselor Association (2002-2003), Governing Council member of the American Counseling Association (2009-2012).
"Professional identity continues to be one of the greatest challenges faced in the school counseling profession. School Counselors as Practitioners helps both new and experienced counselors find their way by utilizing applications in a real-world setting. School counseling candidates and practitioners alike can benefit from the many practical school-based examples woven throughout the 14 chapters."
Carol Dahir, EdD, Professor and Chair, School Counseling Department, New York Institute of Technology
1. How Culturally Competent Is Your School? Dr. Judith A. Nelson and Rebecca M. Bustamante SECTION I: DIRECT COUNSELING SERVICES 2. Guidance Lessons and Curriculum Dr. Helena Rindone 3. Individual Student Planning Dr. Glenda Johnson 4. Responsive Services Drs. Robika Mylroie and Kimberly McGough SECTION II: COUNSELING SKILLS 5. Individual Counseling Sessions Dr. Kathy McDonald 6. Group Counseling Dr. Judith A. Nelson and Benny Malone 7. Consultation and Collaboration Dr. Le’Ann Solmonson SECTION III: PROGRAMMING 8. Post-Secondary Opportunities Drs. Lia Falco and Sam Steen 9. Advocating for Appropriate Roles Dr. Carleton H. Brown 10. Technological Application and Appropriate Uses Dr. Rachael Ammons-Whitaker 11. Data and Assessment in School Counseling Dr. Tiffany Woods, Dr. Jana McLain, Letitia Powell, Dr. Ernest Cox SECTION IV: LEADERSHIP, PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, AND SUPERVISION 12. School Counselor Leadership Dr. Lisa A. Wines, Dr. Carol Hightower-Parker, Dr. Lia Rosales, and Sharon Bey 13. Professional Issues in School Counseling Drs. Lisa A. Wines, Kathy Ybañez-Llorente, Joydel Snook, and Judy A. Nelson 14. Common Sense Counseling Franklin Sampson