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'S Role in Assessment and Research

The school counselor's role in assessment and research

*CACREP STANDARDS

ASSESSMENT

G. Knowledge

  • 3. Identifies various forms of needs assessments for academic, career, and personal/social development

H. Skills and Practices

  • 2. Selects appropriate assessment strategies that can be used to evaluate a student's academic, career, and personal/social development.
  • 3. Analyzes assessment information in a manner that produces valid inferences when evaluating the needs of individual students and assessing the effectiveness of educational programs.

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

I. Knowledge

  • Understands how to critically evaluate research relevant to the practice of school counseling.
  • Knows models of program evaluation for school counseling programs.
  • Knows basic strategies for evaluating counseling outcomes in school counseling (e.g., behavioral observation, program evaluation).
  • Knows current methods of using data to inform decision making and accountability (e.g., school ...
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