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The School Counselor’s Study Guide for Credentialing Exams

By Rita Schellenberg

© 2012 – Routledge

516 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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The School Counselor’s Study Guide for Credentialing Exams is the only study guide on the market based on the ASCA School Counselor Competencies, CACREP Standards, NBCC NCSCE content requirements, and the NCATE and NBPTS Standards. Designed to help users build knowledge and skills that are transferrable to any test format, it can be used to prepare for the NCSCE, Praxis II School Counseling Specialty Exam, NBPTS School Counseling national certification exam, Comprehensive School Counselor Education program exams, and state certification exams for professional school counseling. Each chapter aligns with one of the eight CACREP content areas for school counseling and covers in depth the material necessary to succeed on any of the exams. Also included in each chapter are case scenarios, guided reflection questions, and actual exam practice questions. A full-length practice exam is provided at the end with answers and explanations for correct and incorrect responses. Additional resources include a glossary of important terms and lists of ethical codes and competencies for various school counseling related organizations. Students and professionals seeking a professional school counselor credential will find this to be an invaluable tool in their exam preparation.


"[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

Table of Contents

The Foundations of School Counseling. Counseling Prevention and Intervention. Diversity and Advocacy. Assessment. Research and Evaluation. Academic Development. Collaboration and Consultation. Leadership. Full Length Practice Exam. Answers to Practice Exam.

About the Author

Rita Schellenberg, PhD, LPC, NCC, NCSC is currently an associate professor and director of the school counseling program at Liberty University. Dr. Schellenberg has over a decade of experience as a professional school counselor at both the elementary and secondary levels. 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 Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling