2nd Edition

The School Counselor’s Desk Reference and Credentialing Examination Study Guide

By Rita Schellenberg Copyright 2018
    538 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    538 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    The School Counselor’s Desk Reference and Credentialing Examination Study Guide, Second Edition is the only study guide and desk reference on the market that covers the latest ASCA School Counselor Competencies, CACREP Standards, and the CAEP and NBPTS Standards. It effectively prepares students for the Praxis II Professional School Counseling exams (5421 & 0420), NBPTS School Counseling National Certification exam, School Counselor Preparation Comprehensive exams, and state-specific certification exams for the professional practice of school counseling. This revised volume is designed to build knowledge and skills through end-of-chapter practice tests, a full-length practice exam with exam answers and rationales, guided reflections, and case studies. Additional resources include a glossary of important terms and a list of commonly used acronyms within the profession.  

    Foreword  Preface  Acknowledgments  About the Author  Acronyms  Introduction  1. The Foundations of School Counseling  2. Counseling, Prevention, and Intervention  3. Diversity and Advocacy  4. Assessment  5. Research and Evaluation  6. Academic Development  7. Collaboration, Consultation, and Referral  8. Leadership  Full-Length Practice Exam  Practice Exam Answers  Appendix I. ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors  Appendix II. ASCA School Counselor Competencies  Glossary  References  Index


    Rita Schellenberg, PhD, LPC, NCC, NCSC, ACS, is a professor and the chair of the school counseling program at Liberty University in Virginia. She was recognized by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) as one of the top 15 school counselors in the nation and honored "Outstanding Graduate" in her PhD program in Counselor Education and Supervision at Regent University. Dr. Schellenberg has authored many successful publications on professional school counseling including, most recently, A New Era in School Counseling (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013). You can learn more about Dr. Schellenberg, her consulting services, and other published works by visiting her professional website, Cultivating Performance at www.CultivatingPerformance.com.

    Dr. Rita Schellenberg covers the breadth of contemporary school counseling topics and content to help master's candidates and the highly motivated practitioner to prepare for national and state credentialing exams. Each of the eight chapters provides simulations, case conceptualization, and reflections that frame critical concepts.  Additionally, Dr. Schellenberg skillfully uses ASCA’s position statements to illustrate and provide direction to challenging school counseling situations. From clear descriptions and web links for each exam, to standards alignment and integration of the ASCA National Model, this 2nd edition successfully removes the fear factor that causes most of us to shy away from the challenges of national credentialing.
    Carol Dahir, EdD, Professor and Chair of the School Counseling Department at the New York Institute of Technology

    Praise for the first edition

    "[This guide] bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge, practice, and certification. Regardless of a school counselor’s professional aspirations, this book will enhance the counselor’s professional development. This comprehensive resource should be included in every professional library." - From the Foreword by Sylinda Gilchrist-Banks, EdD, 2012-2013 President, American School Counselor Association; Associate Professor, Norfolk State University

    "Dr. Schellenberg is one of the most dedicated, thorough, and enthusiastic school counselor educators I know.  These traits are evident in this comprehensive and complete study guide she has written to help school counselors prepare for the examination required for the NCSC credential." - Theodore P. Remley, Jr., PhD, Professor and Batten Endowed Chair in Counseling, Old Dominion University

    "From clear explanations of the purpose of each exam, to standards alignment and cognitive mapping study tips, motivated practitioners and school counselors in training can find everything that is needed to confidently prepare for school counseling credentialing exams." - Carol Dahir, EdD, Professor and Chair, School Counseling Department, New York Institute of Technology

    "This text weaves current school counseling theory, research, and practice into one well-organized and comprehensive volume, a monumental task in itself.  Preservice and inservice counselors preparing for relevant credentialing exams will find the narrative quite informative and readable, replete with helpful practical applications." - Christopher Sink, PhD, NCC, Professor of Counselor Education, Seattle Pacific University