2nd Edition

Strengthening K-12 School Counselling Programs A Support System Approach

By Donald R. Rye, Rozanne Sparks Copyright 1999

    Strengthening K-12 School Counseling Programs aims to help school counselors, counselors in training, school administrators, and other members of the school community develop and strengthen developmental school counseling programs. Providing a step-by-step approach to planning and managing a comprehensive developmental counseling program, this book encourages school and community-based counseling teams coordinate their efforts to design coherent, complementary programs rather than competing, fragmented ones.

    This second edition is significantly expanded, including additional information on preparing the advisory team and building a foundation of core beliefs and governing values. Also included is an example of a Counseling Program Activity Guide, as well as a chapter devoted to examples from the field from school systems in Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Tokyo, Japan.

    Foreword. Acknowledgements. Strengthening K-12 Counseling Programs. Why Plan? Foundations for Planning. Getting Started. The Advisory Team. Building the Foundation. Needs Assessment, Goals, and Objectives. Evaluation. The Counseling Program Activity Guide. Examples from the field. Bibliography. Index. About the Authors.


    Donald R. Rye (Author) , Rozanne Sparks (Author)

    "Practical. Commonsense. Usable. Accountable. Job-saving. These are some of the words that come to mind to describe the second edition of Donald Rye and Rozanne Sparks's Strengthening K-12 School Counseling Programs: A Support Systems Approach...
    School counselors in training and practitioners alike will benefit greatly from the ideas and examples in this edition. And the most important shareholders in the world of K-12 education--students and their parents-- will benefit from the improved counseling and guidance services that will emerge through the implementation of the Rye and Sparks model."
    -Walter B. Roberts, Jr. Ed.D., L.P.C.
    Counselor Education, Mankato State University
    From the Foreword."