Specifically focused on the school counseling profession, the cutting-edge new SCHOOL BASED GROUP COUNSELING delivers a professional, comprehensive, and well-balanced group counseling text for K-12 preservice school counselors. Combining theory, research, case studies, real-world examples, and plenty of hands-on material, this exciting new First Edition walks preservice school counselors step by step through the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of small groups in school counseling. Written by professionals in the field, it offers thorough discussions of K-12 case studies and group examples from practicing school counselors. It also provides an excellent context for group work through a discussion of the pertinent theories and key research. The authors use the lens of real-world, school-based practice, strengths-based counseling, systems thinking, developmental psychology, and ASCA's National Model. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This compassionately written guidebook cultivates "cultural competence," integrates ASCA National Model standards, and provides strategies for exploring each student's individuality and responding accordingly.
"Anxiety, depression, substance use, conduct disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disorder are but a subset of problems that youth experience throughout their lives. Chapter 1 presents the school-based practitioner as a first-line interventionist for these difficulties. Framing school-based care within a multi-tiered system of support, Chapter 1 introduces cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), an evidence-based intervention with flexible applications for children and adolescents. It acknowledges the complex intersection between CBT, 504 Plans, and individualized education programs (IEPs); discusses the many ways students may receive services under the law (and otherwise); and highlights the details of school-based practice integral to evaluating these plans. Chapter 1 ends with a thorough case presentation complete with background information, interviews, behavior and symptom assessment, CBT session planning, and outcome data"--
This practical text explores contemporary case scenarios that arise in school counseling with children and adolescents. Throughout 30 chapters on a diverse range of topics, several school counseling experts analyze and discuss each incident from a best practices perspective. Topics are organized around the CACREP Standards and incidents include a list of related supplemental readings, online resources, and suggested learning activities. Issues explored include trauma, drug use, pregnancy, cyberbullying, suicide, gangs, parental conflicts, sexual orientation, third-culture students, student career development, and ethical and professional dilemmas. Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman, PhD, is the dean of the College of Education at Winona State University. Chris Wood, PhD, is an associate professor in the Counselor Education program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Heather J. Fye, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Counselor Education program at the University of Alabama. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.
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.
This compelling casebook integrates critical incidents, spirituality, and counseling with diverse populations dealing with issues across the life development continuum. It offers counselor educators, students, and clinicians a highly useful educational tool for more effective teaching and practice that will foster lively discussion, case conceptualization, and intervention skills. Using an applied format, the book is organized in seven sections: life span issues, spirituality and wellness, specific disorders, substance abuse, career, diverse populations, and spiritual interventions. More than 50 contributors have been selected either to present specific incidents or to react to them. After each case is described, an expert practitioner answers the questions posed and provides additional insight and alternative strategies. The editors then offer their reflections, providing a concise summary of counseling outcomes. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]
Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience explores the interface between spiritual and psychological care in the context of disaster recovery work, drawing upon recent disasters including but not limited to, the experiences of September 11, 2001. Each of the three sections that make up the book are structured around the cycle of disaster response and focus on the relevant phase of disaster recovery work. In each section, selected topics combining spiritual and mental health factors are examined; when possible, sections are co-written by a spiritual care provider and a mental health care provider with appropriate expertise. Existing interdisciplinary collaborations, creative partnerships, gaps in care, and needed interdisciplinary work are identified and addressed, making this book both a useful reference for theory and an invaluable hands-on resource.
The New Era of School Counseling: A Practical Guide, is much like its predecessor The New School Counselor: Strategies for Universal Academic Achievement. Also like its predecessor, this text uses a how-to-do-it approach with real world applications that equip school counselors with the knowledge and strategies grounded in ASCA National Model (ASCA, 2012) and deemed essential by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP, 2009). The accompanying CD-ROM provides school counselors with revised action plans and results report templates and additional forms that meet ethical and legal practices to meet the rigorous demands and highest standards of practice. A glossary of frequently used terminology and acronyms in school settings are new to this edition.
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.
This handbook examines policy research on school counseling across a wide range of countries and offers guidelines for developing counseling research and practice standards worldwide. It identifies the vital role of counseling in enhancing students’ educational performance and general wellbeing, and explores effective methods for conducting policy research, with practical examples. Chapters present the current state of school-based counseling and policy from various countries, focusing on national and regional needs, as well as opportunities for collaboration between advocates and policymakers. By addressing gaps in policy knowledge and counselor training, the Handbook discusses both the diversity of prominent issues and the universality of its major objectives. Topics featured in this handbook include: The use of scoping reviews to document and synthesize current practices in school-based counseling. Contemporary public policy on school-based counseling in Latin America. Policy, capacity building, and school-based counseling in Eastern/Southern Africa. Public policy, policy research, and school counseling in Middle Eastern countries. Policy and policy research on school-based counseling in the United Kingdom. Policy research on school-based counseling in the United States. The International Handbook for Policy Research in School-Based Counseling is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and related professionals and practitioners in child and school psychology, educational policy and politics, social work, psychotherapy, and counseling as well as related disciplines.
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.