The School Counselor's Book of Lists

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-28
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An updated edition of an essential go-to resource for school counselorsSince 1997 The School Counselor's Book of Lists has offered counselors a wealth of relevant and much-needed information written in concise and user-friendly language. A quick, easy guide for finding information on almost any topic pertinent to school counselors, the book covers everything from writing student assessments and dealing with school crises to setting budgets and running effective meetings. In order to address the transformed role of school counselors, the contents of this comprehensive second edition map to the American School Counselor Association's National Model for Counseling Programs. Includes hundreds of helpful lists offering guidelines, strategies, trends, and resources Officially endorsed by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) The first edition was a bestselling title for school counselors Addresses the pressing issues faced by today's school counselors This revised edition is appropriate for school counseling graduate programs as well as to practitioners in the K-12 field.

Author Biography

Dorothy J. Blum, Ed.D. is a retired school counselor, high school guidance director, administrator of school counseling, and counselor educator.
Tamara E. Davis, Ed.D., is a professor in the School Counseling Program, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia.
American School counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors efforts to help students focus on academic, career, and personl/social development ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources.

Table of Contents

About This Resource.

About the Authors.


Section 1 The K–12 School Counseling Program: The ASCA National Model.


List 1.1. Beliefs and Philosophy of the School Counseling Program.

List 1.2. Components of a School Counseling Program Mission Statement.

List 1.3. The ASCA National Standards for School Counseling Programs.

Delivery System.

List 1.4. The Comprehensive School Counseling Program.

List 1.5. School Counseling and Guidance Curriculum.

List 1.6. Individual Student Planning.

List 1.7. Responsive Services.

List 1.8. System Support.

Management System.

List 1.9. Components of the Management System.

List 1.10. Management Agreements.

List 1.11. School Counseling Advisory Council.

List 1.12. Use of Data to Monitor Student Progress.

List 1.13. Action Plans.

List 1.14. Use of Time.

List 1.15. Calendars.


List 1.16. Components of Accountability.

List 1.17. Results Reports.

List 1.18. School Counselor Performance Standards.

List 1.19. The School Counseling Program Audit.

ASCA NationalModel Themes.

List 1.20. Advocacy.

List 1.21. Leadership.

List 1.22. Collaboration.

List 1.23. Systemic Change.

Section 2 The Professional School Counselor: Preparation, Roles, and Responsibilities.

Professional School Counselor Preparation.

List 2.1. School Counselor Preparation, Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure.

The Role of the Professional School Counselor.

List 2.2. Traditional and Transformed Roles of School Counselors.

List 2.3. American School Counselor Association Role Statement.

List 2.4. Professional School Counselor Versus Guidance Counselor.

The Competent School Counselor.

List 2.5. School Counselor Competencies.

List 2.6. General Multicultural Competencies.

Ethical and Legal Practitioner.

List 2.7. Ethical Standards for School Counseling Programs.

List 2.8. Confidentiality.

List 2.9. Ethical Decision Making.

List 2.10. Legal Standards and Practices.

Practitioner of a Theoretical Orientation in School Counseling.

List 2.11. Counseling Theories.

List 2.12. General Strategies for Counseling Students.

List 2.13. Adlerian Counseling.

List 2.14. Existential Counseling.

List 2.15. Humanistic Counseling.

List 2.16. Gestalt Counseling.

List 2.17. Behavioral Counseling.

List 2.18. Cognitive-Behavioral Counseling.

List 2.19. Rational Emotive Behavior Counseling.

List 2.20. Reality Therapy (Choice Theory).

List 2.21. Solution-Focused Brief Counseling.

List 2.22. Integrative Counseling.


List 2.23. Supervisor of Other School Counselors, Interns, and Practicum Students.

Change Agent.

List 2.24. Change Agent of the School Environment.

The Effective School Counselor.

List 2.25. Skills and Characteristics of Effective School Counselors.

List 2.26. Effective School Counseling: Focus on Data.

Person and Professional: School Counselor Self-Care Strategies.

List 2.27. Professional Burnout and Distress in Schools.

List 2.28. Self-Care for the Caregiver.

List 2.29. Professional Identity.

Section 3 School Counseling Practices and Programs.

Individual Counseling.

List 3.1. Individual Counseling in Schools.

List 3.2. Individual Counseling Process, Skills, and Techniques.

List 3.3. Problem-Solving Model.

List 3.4. Use of Play in Counseling.

List 3.5. Effective Individual Counseling in Schools.

Small-Group Counseling.

List 3.6. Small-Group Counseling in Schools.

List 3.7. Benefits of Small-Group Counseling.

List 3.8. Possible Group Counseling Topics.

List 3.9. Pregroup Planning.

List 3.10. Small-Group Counseling Sessions.

List 3.11. Group Counseling Leadership.

List 3.12. Effective Small-Group Counseling.

Classroom Guidance.

List 3.13. Classroom Guidance Overview.

List 3.14. Developmentally Appropriate Classroom Guidance Lesson Topics.

List 3.15. Classroom Management Strategies.

List 3.16. Class Meetings.

Parent and Guardian Consultation.

List 3.17. Consultation with Individual Parent or Guardian.

List 3.18. Consultation with Groups of Parents and Guardians.

List 3.19. Involvement of Hard-to-Reach Parents and Guardians.

Teacher Consultation.

List 3.20. Staff Development and Teacher In-services.

List 3.21. Small Staff Meetings and Team Meetings.

List 3.22. Teacher-Initiated Individual Consultation.

List 3.23. Teacher Consultation: Classroom Management and Discipline Skills.

List 3.24. Student Learning Styles.

List 3.25. Conferences with Parents, Guardians, Teachers, Students, and Counselor.

Schoolwide Programming and Participation.

List 3.26. Creating a Positive Environment Throughout the School.

List 3.27. Counseling Services: A Total School Responsibility Coordinated by the School Counselor.

List 3.28. Differentiated or Diversified Staffing of the School Counseling Program.

List 3.29. Materials for the School Counseling Program.

List 3.30. Violence Prevention Programs.

List 3.31. Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Programs.

List 3.32. Peer Helper Programs.

List 3.33. Character Education Program.

List 3.34. Tutoring and Mentoring Programs at School and in the Community.

List 3.35. Coordination of School Counseling Program Volunteers.

List 3.36. Child Study Team or Local Screening Committee.

List 3.37. Crisis or Critical Incident Response Team.

Section 4 Academic Counseling in K–12 Schools.

Academic Goals.

List 4.1. Academic Goals for All Students.

List 4.2. Response to Intervention.

List 4.3. Standardized and/or High-Stakes Testing.

Academic Development of All Students.

List 4.4. Goal-Setting Skills.

List 4.5. Study Skills.

List 4.6. Test Preparation and Test-Taking Skills.

List 4.7. Time Management Skills.

List 4.8. Stress Management.

List 4.9. Course Selection for Future Opportunities.

List 4.10. Postsecondary Educational Search.

List 4.11. College Applications.

List 4.12. College Application Essays.

List 4.13. College Recommendations.

List 4.14. College Selection.

List 4.15. Financial Aid.

List 4.16. Readiness for College.

Academic Counseling K–12.

List 4.17. Counseling Students with Academic Problems.

List 4.18. Collaboration with Teachers of Students with Academic Problems.

List 4.19. Counseling Students with Learning or Physical Problems.

List 4.20. Collaboration with Teachers of Students with Learning or Physical Problems.

List 4.21. Counseling Students with Special Needs.

List 4.22. Counseling English Speakers of Other Languages and English Language Learners.

List 4.23. Counseling Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

List 4.24. Counseling Students with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

List 4.25. Counseling Students with Tourette's Syndrome.

List 4.26. Counseling Students at Risk for Dropping Out of School.

List 4.27. Counseling Students Who Fear Failure.

List 4.28. Counseling Students Who Fear or Avoid Success.

List 4.29. Counseling Students Who Desire Perfection.

List 4.30. Counseling Students Who Are Gifted.

List 4.31. Counseling Students Who Procrastinate.

List 4.32. Helping Students Learn from Failure.

List 4.33. Helping Students Overcome Barriers to Success.

Section 5 Career Counseling in K–12 Schools.

Career Development Theories and Assessment.

List 5.1. Career Development Theories.

List 5.2. Career Assessment.

National Career Competencies and Skills for Students.

List 5.3. National Career Competencies and Skills.

List 5.4. Career Goals for All Students.

Career Counseling for All Students.

List 5.5. Planning a Career Development Program.

List 5.6. Career Development for Elementary School Students.

List 5.7. Career Development for Middle School Students.

List 5.8. Career Development for High School Students.

List 5.9. Implementation of a K–12 Career Development Program.

List 5.10. Career and College Center.

List 5.11. Postsecondary Planning (Grades 7–12).

List 5.12. Academic or Career Portfolio.

List 5.13. Career Values.

List 5.14. Career Decision-Making Skills.

List 5.15. Job Interviewing Skills.

List 5.16. Marketable Skills.

List 5.17. Career Stereotypes, Biases, and Discrimination.

List 5.18. Structured Work Experience.

List 5.19. Career Information Interview.

List 5.20. Career Exploration and Life Planning.

List 5.21. Career Counseling.

List 5.22. Career Counseling with Minority and Marginalized Students.

List 5.23. Career Counseling for Students with Special Needs.

Section 6 Personal/Social Counseling in K–12 Schools: Student Development and Life Skills.

Personal/Social Development.

List 6.1. Personal/Social Goals for All Students.

List 6.2. Needs of All Students.

List 6.3. Issues Related to Child and Adolescent Development.

List 6.4. Fears or Stressors of Students.

List 6.5. Ethnic Diversity of Students.

List 6.6. Cultural Diversity.

List 6.7. Culturally Responsive School Counselors.

List 6.8. Students with Special Needs.

List 6.9. Students at Risk.

List 6.10. Family Relationships.

Personal/Social Counseling: Life Skills for All Students.

List 6.11. Life Skills.

List 6.12. Programs to Teach Life Skills.

List 6.13. Communication Skills.

List 6.14. Student Behaviors That Influence Communication.

List 6.15. Nonverbal Communication.

List 6.16. Recognizing Verbal Invitations That Foster Communication.

List 6.17. Recognizing Verbal Put-Downs.

List 6.18. I Messages.

List 6.19. Reframing Descriptions of People.

List 6.20. Active Listening Skills.

List 6.21. Helping Students Understand Their Own and Others' Feelings.

List 6.22. Feeling Vocabulary.

List 6.23. Assertiveness Skills.

List 6.24. Peer Pressure Refusal Skills.

List 6.25. Teaching Students to Respect Others.

List 6.26. Developing Student Self-Confidence.

List 6.27. Anger Management Skills.

List 6.28. Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution Skills.

List 6.29. Coping and Resilience Skills.

List 6.30. Relationship Skills.

List 6.31. Social Skills.

List 6.32. Stress Management Skills.

Section 7 Personal/Social Counseling in K–12 Schools: Prevention and Effective Intervention.

List 7.1. Programs to Promote Student Safety.

List 7.2. Information for Students About Their Right to Safety.

List 7.3. Child Abuse.

List 7.4. Physical Neglect.

List 7.5. Child Abuse and Child Neglect: School Counselor Interventions.

List 7.6. Acquaintance Rape and Date Rape.

List 7.7. Student Bullying and Harassment.

List 7.8. Administrator and Teacher Actions to Prevent and Stop Student Bullying and Harassment.

List 7.9. School Counselor Actions to Prevent and Stop Bullying and Harassment.

List 7.10. Sexual Harassment.

List 7.11. Cyberbullying.

List 7.12. Gender Equity.

List 7.13. Eating Disorders.

List 7.14. Gangs.

List 7.15. Substance Abuse.

List 7.16. HIV/AIDS.

List 7.17. Childhood and Adolescent Depression.

List 7.18. Dealing with Grief and Loss.

List 7.19. Death of a Loved One.

List 7.20. Death of a Classmate.

List 7.21. Tragedy or National Disaster.

List 7.22. Student Suicide.

List 7.23. Sexual Minority Youth.

List 7.24. Self-Injury and Self-Mutilation.

List 7.25. Truancy.

List 7.26. School Phobia and School Refusal.

List 7.27. Teen Pregnancy.

List 7.28. Students Who Are Homeless.

List 7.29. High-Risk Student Behavior.

List 7.30. Parental Separation and Divorce.

List 7.31. Children of Alcoholics.

List 7.32. Students Whose Parent or Guardian Has Been Deployed.

List 7.33. Meeting the Mental Health Needs of All Students.


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