Counseling Skills for Teachers

Counseling Skills for Teachers

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'Relationship building is key to the successful mentoring and teaching of today's youth. This book is an indispensable reference for both students in teacher education programs and experienced classroom teachers.'uDavid Capuzzi, Scholar in Residence, Counseling and Human Services, Johns Hopkins UniversityIntegrate counseling and consulting skills into your daily teaching roles!By necessity, today's teachers do much more than deliver instruction. In the classroom, on the playground, or even in the parking lot, teachers are often called upon to respond quickly and appropriately to students' social and emotional needs, drawing from instinct more than anything else.In this second edition of the bestselling Counseling Skills for Teachers, Jeffrey and Ellen Kottler expertly guide preservice and inservice teachers to be effective helpers in the context of today's most common challenges, highlighting issues related to homelessness, grief and loss, and bullying and harassment.The book also discusses:Responding to a range of behaviors in formal and informal school settingsBuilding a culture of tolerance and respect in the classroomMotivating disengaged studentsCommunicating effectively with counseling professionals and parentsWith an entirely new chapter on 'Counseling Yourself,' the book offers teachers surefire techniques for taking better care of themselves and the students in their schools.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 177 x 254 x 10.41mm | 320g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 141294922X
  • 9781412949224
  • 443,946

Table of contents

About the Authors
1. Adjusting to Multiple Roles
A Skilled Helper
Counseling Skills for Teachers
Life Inside the Classroom
A Day in the Life
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
2. Understanding the Process of Helping
Some Suggestions for Learning Counseling Skills
Helping Attitudes
An Integrative Approach to Counseling
A Review of the Counseling Process
The Link Between the Counseling Process and Helping Skills
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
3. Assessing Children's Problems
Noticing Symptoms of Distress
Stress in the Lives of Children
The Assessment Process
Collecting Additional Information
What to Do With the Assessment
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
4. Developing Skills of Helping
Internal State of Mind
Empathic Resonance
Exploration Skills
Action Skills
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
5. Counseling Skills in the Classroom
Developing Communities of Respect and Tolerance
Helping Strategies in Groups
Differences Between Process and Classroom Groups
Advantages and Disadvantages of Process Groups
When to Intervene in Groups
Varieties of Group Process
Getting Support for Yourself
Responding to Critical Incidents in the Classroom
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
6. Communicating With Parents
When the Child Saves the Parents
Open House
Phoning Home
Electronic Communication
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Directing a Constructive Conference
When Things Don't Go as Planned
Multicultural Perspectives
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
7. Consulting Effectively With Other Professionals
Consulting With a Mentor
Consulting With Other Teachers
Consulting With the Principal
Making a Referral
Consulting With Counselors
Seeing a Counselor as Your Personal Consultant
Consulting With the School Psychologist
Consulting With Homeless Education Community Liaisons
Consulting With Faculty at the Local University
The Teacher's Role in Individualized Education Programs
Teachers Are Not Counselors
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
8. Counseling Yourself
Students Who Change You
Self-Care Issues for Teachers
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"Relationship building is key to the successful mentoring and teaching of the youth of today. Teachers' roles extend far beyond the dissemination of content and information to students. This book is an indispensable reference for both students in teacher education programs and experienced classroom teachers." -- David Capuzzi, Scholar in Residence
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About Jeffrey A. Kottler

Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and education, having written more than 90 books about a wide range of subjects. He has authored a dozen texts for counselors and therapists that are used in universities around the world and a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behavior, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine Madness, Change: What Leads to Personal Transformation, Stories We've Heard, Stories We've Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life, and Therapy Over 50. He has been an educator for 40 years, having worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, nongovernmental organization, university, community college, private practice, and disaster relief settings. He has served as a Fulbright scholar and senior lecturer in Peru and Iceland, as well as worked as a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. He is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton.

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural set tings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country's largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work, Secrets to Success for Science Teachers, and Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People.

She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.
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