Introduction to School Counseling

Introduction to School Counseling

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This comprehensive graduate-level text prepares readers to handle the problems and responsibilities they'll face as professional school counselors, preschool through to high school. Packed with real life examples and case descriptions, the book provides strategies for preventing and responding to social and emotional problems, improving educational outcomes, and helping children score at optimum levels on high-stakes tests. Multicultural techniques for counselors, drawn from both current literature and the author's own experience growing up and later teaching in an inner-city environment, are included, along with techniques for assisting children with undocumented and language-minority parents.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 664 pages
  • 187 x 231 x 30.48mm | 850g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 1412978718
  • 9781412978712
  • 1,502,296

Table of contents

1. School Counseling, an Evolving Profession
2. Professional Counseling in the Schools
3. Counseling With Young Children, Prekindergarten to Grade 5
4. School Counseling in the Middle School
5. Counseling in High Schools
6. Models and Approaches for School Counseling
7. Counseling Children With Educational and Special Needs
8. School Counseling With a Diverse Population of Students
9. Social Problems and Emergency Counseling in the Schools
10. School Testing Programs and the School Counselor
11. Professional School Counselors as Consultants
12. Professional School Counselors With Parents and the Greater Community
13. Counselor's Role in Career Development and Planning
14. Data Management, Action Research, and the Evaluation of School Counseling Programs
About the Author
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"The broad perspective the author takes on types of education is a new perspective from pervious or existing works. Attaching standards to the ASCA Model is an important piece that brings a level of professionalization critical in today's environment. Addressing all the CACREP standards also helps instructors include all important and relevant aspects to the learners. It addresses each level of school counseling which is important for programs that have only one course for school counseling. I also like the use of the term framework from which to work, leaving possibilities for school counselors to be creative in how they implement their programs." -- Carolyn W. Kern, PhD "I believe the text addresses the contemporary issues of today and the challenges faced by the New Professional School Counselor. I was really happy to see coverage on law and case laws, theories and techniques and individual chapters on all school levels." -- Audrey A. Lucas, Ph.D. "(This book is) ABSOLUTELY beneficial to students. It seems to address some of the key issues (NCLB and Parental involvement in education) missing from current school counseling textbooks." -- Delila Owens "It seems evident to me that the author has worked in schools and has firsthand experience of the challenges facing school counselors and the varied areas in which they need knowledge and expertise. Also the text is correlated to CACREP and ASCA standards, which is essential." -- Sue A. Stickel "[This] is a highly engaging book for those preparing to become school counselors. Faced with thought-provoking cases, discussion questions and recommended readings, this book provides a practical overview of school counseling from pre-K through high school settings. Wright does an excellent job describing ASCA's recommended best practices for school counselors, as well as highlighting other duties that may be required by building administrators, job descriptions or local school boards. His understanding of current school counseling is evident in the relevance and breadth of scenarios and real-world examples. [This book] illuminates the challenges faced in schools today. [It] is an informative introductory text or a valuable addition to a reference shelf for professional school counselors." -- Donna Dockery * Counseling Today *
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About Robert J. Wright

Robert Wright earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1966, and began teaching high school science. A few years later in 1969 he earned a Masters degree in school counseling from West Chester University and was employed as a public school counselor, first with high school students and later with middle school students. In 1974 he completed a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology with specializations in child & adolescent development and educational measurement from Temple University. As part of that degree he completed a clinical fellowship in rehabilitation counseling at Moss Hospital, part of the Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia). Following graduation he completed advanced studies in school psychology at Lehigh University. Professor Wright has taught counseling and supervised counseling interns and has also taught educational measurement, and educational statistics & research for graduate students in counseling. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American School Counselor Association, the American Psychological Association (Division 17, counseling psychology), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the American Educational Research Association. He is professionally licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. During his career Professor Wright chaired 114 doctoral dissertations, published and presented over 120 articles and paper presentations and has had four books published.
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