Counseling in Schools by John J. Schmidt provides critical information about the school counseling profession and the leadership role professional counselors have in today’s schools. Widely popular in its previous edition, the book traces the development of school counseling, presents contemporary roles and functions for school counselors, and explores future possibilities for the profession. Included are a variety of resources to help counseling students and professionals seeking information about the nature of school counseling services deal effectively with the roles and functions the job today, and explore possibilities for the profession tomorrow, among them: case studies; exercises; samples of program designs for elementary, middle, and high school counseling centers; a look at the ASCA National Model® and other approaches; and much more.
John J. (Jack) Schmidt, Ed.D. is professor emeritus of counselor education at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Named Distinguished Professor for the ECU College of Education in 1999, he was the department chair for fourteen years. During his career, Dr. Schmidt was a teacher, counselor, school system director of counseling services, state coordinator of school counseling programs, and university professor. He was also an adjunct professor at several universities including UNC-Chapel Hill, Winthrop University, Wake Forest University, and Capella University. An active writer, he authored more than 50 professional articles, chapters, and manuals, and published several books, including The Elementary/Middle School Counselor’s Survival Guide (3rd ed.), Counseling in Schools (6th ed.), Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling and Human Services, Living Intentionally and Making Life Happen, Intentional Helping, Invitational Counseling, with William W. Purkey, and From Conflict to Conciliation with Dr. Purkey and John M. Novak. Recipient of many professional honors and awards, Dr. Schmidt has been active in the counseling profession, holding state positions, including president of the North Carolina Counseling Association, and serving on editorial boards of professional journals. He also served on the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors in North Carolina and as a director on the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Brief Table of Contents
1. The School Counseling Profession
2. Diverse Students, Communities, and Schools
3. The School Counselor and Program Leadership
4. Comprehensive School Counseling Programs
5. Services of a Comprehensive Program
6. Program Development
7. Individual Counseling and Group Processes
8. Collaboration and Consultation
9. Student Assessment
10. Educational and Career Development
11. Evaluation of School Counseling Programs
12. Professional Ethics and Legal Issues
13. School Counseling Today and Tomorrow