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Groups in Practice

Groups in Practice Author Debra Madaris Efird
ISBN-10 9781136471537
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 312
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This practical, user-friendly manual will provide school counselors with the information they need to set up and run twelve different counseling groups. Though the author has test-driven the groups with middle school students, the content is easily adaptable for upper elementary and high school students. Each chapter is devoted to a specific group and includes a rationale for the group step-by-step breakdowns of each session reproducible worksheets and activities group-specific evaluation form. Special sections within each chapter provide tips to make implementation easier and address potential problems. Also included are the American School Counselor Association standards that are addressed during the course of the group. Traditional group topics such as Divorce, Grief, and Study Skills join unique groups tailored for students dealing with Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Juvenile Diabetes, and Relational Aggression. The author has used her extensive experience to create this invaluable guide which school counselors at all levels of experience will find an essential tool in their group work.



School Based Group Counseling

School Based Group Counseling Author Christopher A. Sink
ISBN-10 9780618574476
Release 2011-05-16
Pages 336
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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.



Individual and Group Counseling in Schools

Individual and Group Counseling in Schools Author Stewart Ehly
ISBN-10 0898622344
Release 1989-07-28
Pages 182
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Although many types of school professionals may serve as counselors of students, they may not always be aware of the specific skills effective counseling requires. INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING IN SCHOOLS identifies the elements that constitute good counseling practice, and reviews the theoretical and practical aspects of a variety of specific approaches to counseling in school settings. The volume opens with a review of the factors that influence counseling practices in school settings, the types of referral procedures commonly observed, and the provision of counseling as a direct or indirect service. It then offers an in-depth examination of the different stages of counseling at the individual and group levels. Practical guidance is provided on how to: * identify and recruit students for counseling * establish primary goals and objectives * conduct sessions at the individual or group level * and evaluate the effectiveness of the counseling. For those counseling at the individual level, the book features a detailed account of the counseling process from problem identification and analysis, through intervention, to evaluation, encompassing the types of problems best addressed one on one. Also examined are practical issues of implementation, with useful detailed strategies for dealing with common student problems. The section on group counseling reviews both process and content and outlines key steps to establishing and maintaining successful groups. Crucial process skills and practical leader techniques are described in detail. Finally, fundamental ethical and legal issues are given due consideration, with straightforward guidelines delineated for decision making in the school setting. For all school practitioners-- teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, social workers, school psychologists, and consultants who wish to successfully implement counseling interventions-- INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING IN SCHOOLS provides a thorough yet practically oriented review of effective techniques.



School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap

School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap Author Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy
ISBN-10 9781412941839
Release 2007-06-27
Pages 159
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Offers school counselors a road map for increasing achievement and promoting equity and advocacy for all students by examining the social factors that contribute to academic failure.



Group Counseling in K 12 Schools

Group Counseling in K 12 Schools Author Kenneth R. Greenberg
ISBN-10 020532195X
Release 2003
Pages 290
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For practicing and training school counselors and others who work with elementary students in schools, Greenberg (U. of Maryland-College Park) explains how to integrate group counseling into a comprehensive guidance and counseling program in schools. His underlying assumption is that school counsel



Group Counseling for School Counselors

Group Counseling for School Counselors Author Greg Brigman
ISBN-10 0825142768
Release 2001-01
Pages 323
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A field-tested resource designed to help counselors educate students in areas such as interpersonal communication, conflict management, and relationship building.



School Counseling

School Counseling Author Rosemary Thompson
ISBN-10 1560328894
Release 2002
Pages 434
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In this second edition of a practical and eminently useful resource, Rosemary Thompson discusses the new and expanded roles of today's school counselors. In the wake of recent school violence, and in light of the tough decisions that students now face everyday, the role of the school counselor has changed dramatically. Today, more than ever, school counselors must do more than simply offer guidance on educational and vocational choices, but must become catalysts for change. This second edition examines the ways in which recent economic, political, social, and educational trends have impacted the professional school counselor. Throughout the text, Thompson integrates her discussion of recent national reform issues and the new professional standards set forth by the American School Counselors Association. Focusing throughout on the inherent benefits of and need for professional counseling in our schools, this second edition is a groundbreaking resource and will be of great value to school counseling students and professionals alike.



Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy Author Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
ISBN-10 9781483321370
Release 2013-12-02
Pages 656
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The most comprehensive and thoroughly researched text available on this topic, Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition underscores the notion that group work is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Edited by renowned leaders in the field, this thoroughly updated and revised Second Edition explores current literature and research and offers suggestions for practice in psycho-educational, counseling, and therapy groups. The Handbook is divided into five main sections: current and historical perspectives, best practices, multicultural and diverse groups, groups in special settings, and an introduction to special topics.



Solution Focused School Counselor

Solution Focused School Counselor Author Tom E. Davis
ISBN-10 9781135058142
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 132
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This text highlights the indispensable role of school counselors today, namely as change agents in an increasingly complex and fluctuating school system. Informed by emerging standards of practice and current research, the book adopts the salutary perspective of solution-focused brief therapy as its foundation. It outlines practical and time-sensitive strategies for school counselors to use with students, parents, teachers, and administrators. The Solution-Focused School Counselor encourages readers to envision and proactively construct interactions with students, families, and staff that contribute not only to the formation of an exceptional school, but to the shaping of an effective professional practice. Blending current theory into practice, the authors have consulted research across a variety of disciplines and have related it in an understandable format. School counselors will find this book useful either as a professional resource to be read from cover-to-cover, or as a reference tool from which specific sections may be consulted. This book is an excellent resource for school counselors and students alike. It is also useful for school psychologists and administrators as well as anyone interested in making a difference in the school setting.



Contemporary School Counseling

Contemporary School Counseling Author Christopher A. Sink
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062585644
Release 2005
Pages 438
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This text reviews the principle roles and functions of a contemporary school counselor, including counseling, coordination, collaboration, and guidance--as defined by the American School Counselor Association. Editor Christopher A. Sink introduces the subject in the first chapter, and each subsequent chapter is written by a specialist in the field. Every chapter follows a standard structure that includes an introduction, rationale, and definition of the topic, as well as a presentation of theory, research, and practical applications. Ethics, law, and diversity are integrated as they relate to the subject matter. The final chapter includes information on the use of technology in school counseling.



A Survival Guide for the Elementary Middle School Counselor

A Survival Guide for the Elementary Middle School Counselor Author John J. Schmidt, Ed.D.
ISBN-10 0787968862
Release 2004-02-11
Pages 320
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This second edition of the best-selling book offers school counselors an expanded, practical, professional resource that is packed with hundreds of ready-to-use ideas, strategies, and tools. This Survival Guide will help you plan and implement an effective counseling program tailored to the remedial, preventative, and developmental needs of all your elementary and middle school students. For easy use, the Survival Guide is organized into twelve sections, each focusing on one aspect of a comprehensive program. Step by step, the book shows you how to: Define a Comprehensive Counseling Program Develop Your Role and Create an Identity Set Sail and Stay Afloat Identify Essential Services Integrate the Curriculum and the Program Reach Out to Diverse Populations Prepare for Crisis Intervention Use Essential Services to Address Students’ Concerns Belong and Be with the School Involve Significant Others Play Fair and According to the Rules



Evidence Based School Counseling

Evidence Based School Counseling Author Carey Dimmitt
ISBN-10 9781412948890
Release 2007-06-08
Pages 225
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This authoritative guidebook gives school counselors the tools to identify evidence-based practices and to use data in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and interventions.



School Counselors as Practitioners

School Counselors as Practitioners Author Lisa A. Wines
ISBN-10 9781351707374
Release 2018-07-16
Pages 440
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Designed for school counseling course work and as a reference for school district personnel, this text demystifies the roles and responsibilities of the school counselor and teaches students and practitioners how to perform, conduct, follow through, and carry out various roles and responsibilities required on the job. School Counselors as Practitioners conveys strategic, step-by-step processes and best practice recommendations, with emphasis on ethical and multicultural considerations. The 14 chapters in this textbook maintain, and are consistent with, the basis of school counselors’ work in the school counseling core curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support, and special attention is paid to ASCA and CACREP standards. A companion website provides students with templates and handouts for on-the-job responsibilities, as well as quiz questions for every chapter.



School Counseling Practicum and Internship

School Counseling Practicum and Internship Author Helen S. Hamlet
ISBN-10 9781506304885
Release 2016-10-28
Pages 456
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School Counseling Practicum and Internship: 30 Essential Lessons combines crucial counselor knowledge with the experience of experts in the field into one practical guide for addressing the real world of school counseling. Drawing on more than a decade of teaching, author Helen S. Hamlet, PhD presents a collection of lessons and techniques that includes forms, websites, activities, and current information focusing on a range of challenging issues. This unique text is a resource that practicum and internship students, counselor educators, and practicing school counselors will keep and refer to for years to come.



Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors

Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors Author Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LMHC, LPC, NCC
ISBN-10 9780826129987
Release 2014-11-21
Pages 350
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Presents 100+ interventions using creative and expressive arts counseling techniques in school settings Expressive arts therapies are a rich resource for use with children and adolescents, who are often unresponsive to traditional talk therapy, and highly useful to school counselors who must overcome cultural, language, and ability barriers that are increasingly present in diverse and multicultural school settings. This is the first book written specifically for school counselors about using creative and expressive arts counseling techniques in school settings. It presents over 100 interventions using art, drama, music, writing, dance, and movement that school counselors can easily incorporate into their practices with individual students and groups, and in classroom settings. These creative interventions, based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model framework, support the key student domains of academic, career, and personal/social development. The text also meets the important demand for accountability in school counseling by providing guidelines for evaluating the effectiveness of each intervention. Addressing such issues as emotional expression, social skills development, managing anger/aggression, developing self-esteem, working well with diverse peers, career exploration, and academic skill development, the book is organized by specific types of expressive arts therapies and how they can be used to support different domains in the ASCA model. Each intervention outlines the presenting concerns for which it is most useful, appropriate grade levels, required materials, preparation needed, step-by-step instructions, modifications for special needs students, and an outcome assessment plan. A handy quick reference chart helps readers to quickly locate appropriate interventions for specific concerns. Ideal for the school counselor, social worker, or psychologist who may not have specific training in arts therapies, this book can also help trained arts therapists who will be working in a school setting to select appropriate interventions. Key Features: Presents over 100 creative and expressive arts interventions that can be easily incorporated into school counseling practice Addresses all relevant ASCA National Model domains (academic, career, and personal/social) Provides easy-to-follow preparation and delivery directions and outcome evaluation methods for each intervention Includes modifications for special needs populations Offers a handy quick reference chart matching interventions to appropriate concerns



Handbook of School Counseling

Handbook of School Counseling Author Hardin L.K. Coleman
ISBN-10 9781135283599
Release 2011-04-06
Pages 928
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The mission of this forty-eight chapter Handbook is to provide a comprehensive reference source that integrates counseling theory, research and practice into one volume. It is designed to meet the needs of entry-level practitioners from their initial placement in schools through their first three to five years of practice. It will also be of interest to experienced school counselors, counselor educators, school researchers, and counseling representatives within state and local governments.



The Elementary Middle School Counselor s Survival Guide

The Elementary   Middle School Counselor s Survival Guide Author John J. Schmidt, Ed.D.
ISBN-10 0470642289
Release 2010-07-23
Pages 320
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An expanded edition filled with ideas, strategies, and tools for school counselors This Survival Guide helps counselors plan and implement an effective counseling program tailored to the needs of all students. Step by step, the book walks readers through every aspect of the school counselor job, including: designing a comprehensive counseling program, communicating with students and fellow staff, facilitating groups, promoting positive school discipline, integrating a guidance curriculum, intervening in times of crisis, and taking personal and professional care of oneself. Discusses how to reach out to diverse student and parent populations Shows how to integrate the American School Counselor Association's National Model for designing, delivering, and evaluating a school's counseling program Reveals how new technology can improve services to students and parents Other titles by Wiggin: I.O.U.S.A., Demise of the Dollar, and Financial Reckoning Day This comprehensive resource also includes a wealth of reproducible worksheets, letters, checklists, and forms designed to save time and effort for busy school counselors.