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School Counseling Foundations and Contemporary Issues

ISBN-10: 0534538061
ISBN-13: 9780534538064
Edition: 2004
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Description: This school counseling text, written from a practitioner's point of view, addresses the common problems and challenges facing school counselors. It provides students with an overview of the school counseling profession as well as practical  More...

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Book details

List price: $233.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/17/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 8.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134

This school counseling text, written from a practitioner's point of view, addresses the common problems and challenges facing school counselors. It provides students with an overview of the school counseling profession as well as practical information on working with troubled youth. The book consists of two parts: Part One addresses the foundational issues, such as current trends and controversies in the field of school counseling, individual and group counseling, consultation with teachers and parents, the use of data for assessment and program evaluation, and career development. Part Two provides content on certain populations of children, such as racial/ethnic minority youth, children with disabilities, children of loss, depressed and suicidal children, and, also covers such topics as sexual development and sexual orientation, substance abuse prevention, intervening with violence and violence prevention, and child maltreatment.

Preface
Foundations
Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Trends in School Counseling
A History of Counseling in Schools
Comprehensive Developmental Guidance: A Major Contemporary Influence
American School Counselor Association: The National Standards
A New Initiative: The DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Grants for Counselor Training
The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs
Historical Mandate: Ethical and Legal Practices
Where Do We Go from Here?
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Internet Sites
Counseling Services in Schools
Individual Counseling
Small-Group Counseling
Large-Group Guidance
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Internet Sites
Consulting in the School Setting
A History of Consulting in Schools
Consulting: A Definition
Models of Consultation
Consulting with Parents
Consulting with Teachers
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
The Use of Data in School Counseling
Student Assessment
Counselor Assessment
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Career Counseling and Development
Theoretical Underpinnings
Standardized Assessment and Career Development
Using Technology in Career Counseling
Career Development in the Elementary School
Career Development in the Middle School
Career Development and Guidance in High School
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Internet Sites
Special Topics
Multiculturalism in School Counseling
Diversity: A Human Condition
Multicultural Counseling with Racial Groups
Promoting the Academic Achievement of Minority Students: A Case Study
Promoting Multicultural Awareness
Postsecondary Preparation
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Internet Sites
The School Counselor and Students with Disabilities
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Amended in 1997)
Special Education Services Today
The Role of the School Counselor
Students with Disabilities by Group
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Internet Sites
Separation and Loss in School-Aged Children
Loss through Death
Loss Through Parental Divorce and Separation
Disenfranchised Grief
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Internet Sites
Suicide in the School Setting
Suicide Rates Among Children and Adolescents: The Impact of Age, Race, and Gender
Myths and Misconceptions about Suicide
Depression: A Major Risk Factor in Adolescent Suicide
Other Risk Factors in Adolescent Suicide
The Warning Signs of Adolescent Suicide
Assessing the Risk of Suicide
Developing a Schoolwide Suicide Prevention Program
Suicide Postvention: What to Do in the Aftermath of a Suicide
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Internet Sites
Sex and Sex-Related Issues in School Counseling
Sexual Awakening in Adolescence
Unprotected Sexual Activity: The Risk of Disease
Teenage Pregnancy and Motherhood
Sex Education: Preventing HIV and Teenage Pregnancy
Sexual Orientation
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Internet Sites
Substance Use and Abuse: Prevention and Intervention
The Use and Abuse of Substances among Young People
Understanding Teenage Drug Use and Abuse
Adolescents' Drugs of Choice
Risk Factors in Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Preventing Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse Interventions in the School
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Internet Sites
Understanding and Preventing Violence in Schools
Violence in Schools: The Statistics
The Etiology of Youth Violence
Warning Signs and Assessment
School Violence and the Problem of Bullying
Sexual Harassment in Schools
A Comprehensive Approach to School-Based Violence Prevention
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Internet Sites
Child Maltreatment
What Is Child Maltreatment?
The Incidence of Child Maltreatment
Physical Abuse
Child Neglect
Sexual Abuse
Assessing the Need for a Report
Child Abuse Prevention
Ethical and Legal Issues
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Internet Sites
Appendixes
National Standards for School Counseling Programs and Suggested Student Competencies
American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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