Jeannine R. Studer's The Essential School Counselor in a Changing Society offers a practical approach to helping students understand the methods and standards in contemporary school counseling. Integrating the new ASCA model as well as the CACREP Standards across all areas of school counseling practice, this core text provides a unique and relevant perspective on the 21st century school counselor. Studer focuses on ethics and ethical decision making, as well as contemporary issues faced by today's counselor—such as crisis response, career counseling and advisement, group counseling, advocacy, and collaboration. The text begins with coverage of school counseling foundations, addresses intervention and prevention, and devotes the final section to enhancing academics through a positive school culture.

The School Counselor and Ethical and Legal Issues

The school counselor and ethical and legal issues


A. Knowledge

2. Understands ethical and legal considerations specifically related to the practice of school counseling.

B. Skills and Practices

1. Demonstrates the ability to apply and adhere to ethical and legal standards in school counseling.

Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind

-Sir Francis Bacon

Making ethical decisions is difficult enough, but is even more complicated when state and federal laws collide with our ethical standards. The American Counseling Association (ACA) developed ethical guidelines for counselors in all areas to use when confronted with difficult decisions. Likewise, the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors (ASCA, 2010) were written to serve ...

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