- Subject index
“Finally, a text that thoroughly covers the topic of classroom guidance – an effective tool for every school counselor at every school level.” –Tiffany Bates, Louisiana Tech University Intended for school counselors to aid in the learning of developmental classroom guidance, School Counseling Classroom Guidance: Prevention, Accountability, and Outcomes teaches the fundamentals, strategies, and research outcomes of classroom guidance programming for comprehensive, developmentally appropriate school counseling programs. The content of this book looks at the history and fundamentals of classroom guidance, how these activities meet CACREP and ASCA standards, how and why activities should be aligned to the larger academic curriculum and state/national teaching standards, recommendations on how to develop and assess classroom guidance units, a sampling of units and lessons, techniques in managing the classroom, and outcome research and trends. School Counseling Classroom Guidance: Prevention, Accountability, and Outcomes is part of the Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the Series, please visit www.sagepub.com/vip/cpiseries.
Chapter 4: The Middle School
The Middle School
Middle school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population. Middle school counselors do not work in isolation; rather they are integral to the total educational program.
Professional school counselors are charged with demonstrating an understanding of the broader counseling profession and all of its complexities in our global society. School counselors are also expected to possess the requisite skills that can be applied to school settings where the emphasis is on promoting academic, career, and social/emotional development ...