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Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics

Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics

Author: Rausch, Meredith A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799873211

Category: Education

Page: 468

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School counselors often struggle to feel confident in delivering effective assistance to students due to a variety of reasons that currently do not have enough research or information developed. This leads to a struggle for counselors to adequately address tough and relevant issues. With these issues remaining unaddressed, or addressed less effectively, there is a concern that school counselors cannot mitigate these issues due to not being adequately informed. This can lead to a lifetime of consequences for students. Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics presents emerging research that seek to answer the tough and often unaddressed questions, target present-day issues of student populations, and prepare school counselors to feel confident and competent in their counseling and advocacy practice. These chapters, using the newest information available, will address these concerns and provide the best counseling work possible for underserved populations. While covering research on counseling for students with chronic illnesses, mixed-statuses, family issues, minority students, LGBTQ+ youth, and more, this book is ideal for school counselors, counseling educators, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in school counseling and meeting the needs of diverse and important populations of students.

The Ultimate School Counselor's Guide to Assessment and Data Collection

The Ultimate School Counselor's Guide to Assessment and Data Collection

Author: Sandra Logan-McKibben, PhD, NCC, NCSC, ACS, BC-TMH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826185549

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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Showcases assessments that specifically support the unique work of school counselors! Written specifically for school counselors and those in training, this is the first book to highlight the use of assessment and data collection to effectively advocate for student success. It bridges the gap in relevant knowledge and skills by not only delineating the requirements for formulating a data-driven approach, but also presenting actual assessments that can immediately be implemented. Underscoring the professional and ethical responsibilities of practicing school counselors to be data-driven, the book delivers the guidance and instruments needed to access multiple levels of data. This includes individual student data, school-level data, school counseling program-level data, or data regarding the school counselors' practices or beliefs. This practical, user-friendly book is organized step-by-step, starting with foundational knowledge and progressing towards application. It introduces readers to both formal and informal assessments and provides examples of how to integrate assessments within comprehensive school counseling programs (CSCP). It addresses a variety of approaches to assessments and data collection across the domains of academic, career, and social-emotional development, and examines needs assessment and program evaluation to drive the development and implementation of a CSCP. Additionally, the resource explains each type of data, reinforced with examples across domains and school levels. Also included are technology tools that can aid in the assessment and data collection process as well as accountability reporting. Key Features: Provides specific, concrete steps for using assessment and data collection to advocate for student success and develop effective CSCPs Includes examples of data collection tools, assessments, charts, tables, and illustrations Delivers hands-on application tasks throughout Delineates valid and reliable instruments to bolster effectiveness Includes downloadable appendix with formal assessments and templates to complete tasks described throughout the text

The Essential School Counselor in a Changing Society

The Essential School Counselor in a Changing Society

Author: Jeannine R. Studer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483312453

Category: Education

Page: 472

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Jeannine R. Studer’s The Essential School Counselor in a Changing Society offers a practical approach to helping students understand the methods and standards in contemporary school counseling. Integrating the new ASCA model as well as the CACREP Standards across all areas of school counseling practice, this core text provides a unique and relevant perspective on the 21st century school counselor. Studer focuses on ethics and ethical decision making, as well as contemporary issues faced by today’s counselor—such as crisis response, career counseling and advisement, group counseling, advocacy, and collaboration. The text begins with coverage of school counseling foundations, addresses intervention and prevention, and devotes the final section to enhancing academics through a positive school culture. “Not only does this text address the CACREP standards for school counseling but it also provides excellent examples and applications of school counseling within the ASCA National Model framework!” —Karen D. Rowland, Mercer University “This text is a valuable contribution to the profession, addressing the multi-dimensional and complex roles and responsibilities of the 21th century school counselor. It is a foundational text that counselor-educators can utilize throughout a master’s degree program in mentoring interns into the profession.” —Diana L. Stephens, California Lutheran University

The School Counselor’s Guide to Surviving the First Year

The School Counselor’s Guide to Surviving the First Year

Author: Heather M. Couch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429775963

Category: Psychology

Page: 258

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The School Counselor’s Guide to Surviving the First Year offers a comprehensive look into the first-year school counseling experience. This practical guide includes topics from internship to professional development from an intimate perspective within the context of real-life scenarios. Drawing from personal experiences, journal articles, textbooks, and excerpts by numerous professional school counselors, it fuses what a school counseling trainee learns in their graduate program and the field experience they get into one unique guide. Emphasizing hands-on approaches, this volume offers personal as well as professional steps toward success in the ins and outs of counseling. This book is a valuable toolkit for the developmental journey of school counselors in-training and beginning school counselors.

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

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

Author: Rita Schellenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134813636

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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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.

The School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

The School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Author: Emily Goodman-Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351385619

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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The School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support is the first book to provide school counseling practitioners, students, and faculty with information and resources regarding the alignment and implementation of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (CSCPs) such as the ASCA National Model and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). This innovative text provides a strong theoretical and research base, as well as practical examples from the field, case studies, and relevant hands-on resources and tools to assist school counselors in comprehending, facilitating, and strengthening the implementation of CSCPs, particularly through MTSS alignment. Furthermore, chapters include pertinent information from the CACREP standards and the ASCA National Model. This book is an essential resource for pre-service and practicing school counselors, as well as their leaders, supervisors, and faculty looking to better understand and utilize the overlap between CSCPs and MTSS, to strengthen school counseling programs to better serve students, schools, and communities.

The School Counselor's Mental Health Sourcebook

The School Counselor's Mental Health Sourcebook

Author: Rick Auger

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412972734

Category: Education

Page: 203

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This unique handbook provides information on common mental health disorders and intervention strategies that busy school counselors need to help students succeed.

The Elementary School Counselor’s Guide to Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities

The Elementary School Counselor’s Guide to Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities

Author: Mati Sicherer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000163339

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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This unique book informs elementary school counselor practice in a positive way that changes the lives of students with learning disabilities by helping to engage them in their learning in an effective and concrete manner. Through a comprehensive lens, this book gives elementary school counselors the tools they need to work with students with learning disabilities in a school setting, starting with an overview of learning disabilities as they apply to the role of the elementary school counselor. The second part of the book then explores these topics in depth with a step-by-step program for creating counselor-led groups for elementary school students with learning disabilities. The 6-to-8-week plan outlines how elementary school counselors can create and implement the program in their own schools and is accompanied by worksheets and handouts to help engage students. Exceptionally beneficial for elementary school counselors and graduate students in school counseling programs, it is a guide book for counselors working with elementary school students with learning disabilities.

Applying Trauma-Sensitive Practices in School Counseling

Applying Trauma-Sensitive Practices in School Counseling

Author: Stacey Rawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000172270

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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Applying Trauma-Sensitive Practices in School Counseling provides school counselors with the research, knowledge, and skills they need to implement interventions that will impact the academic, social, and emotional outcomes of traumatized students. This guidebook is for school counselors, especially those who work with students with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Readers will obtain background information about ACEs and the effects of chronic stress in childhood, trauma-informed programs for school counselors to lead school-wide, and tools and strategies for school counselors to implement in personal practice.

Introduction to Professional School Counseling

Introduction to Professional School Counseling

Author: Jered B. Kolbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317753551

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

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Introduction to Professional School Counseling: Advocacy, Leadership, and Intervention is a comprehensive introduction to the field for school counselors in training, one that provides special focus on the topics most relevant to the school counselor’s role and offers specific strategies for practical application and implementation. In addition to thorough coverage of the ASCA National Model (2012), readers will find thoughtful discussions of the effects of trends and legislation, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Response to Intervention (RtI), and School-Wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (SWPBIS). The text also provides a readers with an understanding of how school counselors assume counseling orientations within the specific context of an educational setting. Each chapter is intensely application oriented, with an equal emphasis both on research and on using data to design and improve school counselors’ functioning in school systems. Available for free download for each chapter: PowerPoint slides, a testbank of 20 multiple-choice questions, and short-answer, essay, and discussion questions.