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Professional School Counseling: Best Practices for Working in the Schools, Third Edition

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Today's children and adolescents are constantly facing new and unique challenges, and school counselors must respond to this by expanding their role and function within the school. Rosemary Thompson has created this practical and highly useful guidebook to address these issues, as well as the necessary steps school counselors need to take in order to adapt and effectively deal with them. This revised and expanded edition of Thompson's invaluable text explores these vital and necessary changes while emphasizing the inherent benefits of and need for professional counseling in our schools, making it an essential resource for every school counselor.

Table of Contents

Section I: Background, Fundamentals, and Models 1. Historical Perspectives and Future Implications: School Counseling from a Developmental Consumer/Community/Standard-Based Program Model. 2. Transforming the School Counseling Profession: Closing the Achievement Gap between Disenfranchised Students, Minorities, Children of Color, and Children of Poverty (Education Trust Model). 3. Program Development, Program Delivery, Program Evaluation, and Program Advocacy (ASCA Model). 4. Outcome Research: What School Interventions Work and Improve Student Behavior and Achievment. Section II: Culture, Diversity, Ethics, and Legal Issues 5. Understanding Diversity and Developing Multicultural Competence. 6. Developmental Counseling from a Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Framework: Implementing a Psycheducational Life- Skills Approach to Student Development. 7. A Profile of Child and Adolescent Well-Being: Advocating for the Mental Health Needs of Children and Adolescents in Today's Society. 8. Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling: Confidentiality Issues with Minors. Section III: Applications 9. Crisis Intervention and Crisis Management: Debriefing Strategies for Different Populations. 10. Working with Children with Disabilities and 504 Plans. Section IV: Consultation, Accountability, and Self-Care 11. Consulting with Teachers, Parents, and Support Personnel. 12. Academic and Career Planning and Special Programs for First Generation College Students. 13. Accountability: Program Development, Program Evaluation, and Program Advocacy. 14. Professional Development and Personal Renewal: Understanding the Dynamics of Compassion Fatigue - the Professional Liability of Caring too much.

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