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The School Counselor's Guide

Middle School Guidance Curriculum Activities

By Mark D. Nelson

© 2011 – Routledge

420 pages

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Hardback: 9780415889223
pub: 2011-02-03
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About the Book

The School Counselor's Guides is a set of three volumes, providing a tailored guidance curriculum for Elementary, Middle, and High School students, including approximately 100 classroom activities that are organized and designed to meet the National Standards created by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). These activities can be used in the design of a comprehensive guidance curriculum, which addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. Each of The Guides provide assessment instruments that allow counselors to measure how school counseling programs make a difference for their students. These assessment instruments measure the guidance curriculum's effectiveness to promote the academic, career, and personal/social developmental domains. These publications have been assembled in three-ring binders in order to make it convenient for the user to photocopy handouts for students and easily transport the day's lesson plans before returning them to the binder for storage.


"Our district purchased The School Counselor’s Guide for each of our counselors in the district. Feedback from them has been outstanding. They appreciate the correlation of the lessons with the ASCA model. I continue to hear their appreciation that the district purchased these as a curriculum guide for their work in the classrooms." Nancy E. Marrufo, Coordinator Guidance/Counseling, Southwest Independent School District, San Antonio, TX

"The School Counselor’s Guide contains many constructive activities that emphasize the importance of developing relationships with each other and with themselves." Barb Cooper, C. R. Anderson Middle School, Helena School District #1, MT.

"The School Counselor’s Guide is the single most valuable resource in my guidance curriculum, it provides countless activities that encourage, educate, and enlighten students of all ages. Thank you Dr. Nelson!" Lindsay Leadbetter, MEd, Amity Middle School Counselor

"This is a wonderful resource to utilize with individual students, small groups, or in classroom guidance lessons. The lessons meet ASCA Standards and are a great tool to implementing my Results Based Action Plans. They are readily accessible and make prep time simple! Thanks for the great tool!" Dina Weiss, Head Counselor, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, CA

Table of Contents

Part One: Academic Development. Academic Standards and Indicators. Reference Guide: Academic Activities. Part Two: Career Development. Career Standards and Indicators. Reference Guide: Career Activities. Part Three: Personal/Social Development. Personal/Social Standards and Indicators. Reference Guide: Personal/Social Activities.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health