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.

Individual Counseling in the School Environment

Individual counseling in the school environment



C. Knowledge

  • 1. Knows the theories and processes of effective counseling and wellness programs for individual students and groups of students.
  • 3. Knows strategies for helping students identify strengths and cope with environmental and developmental problems.

D. Skills and Practices

  • 2. Provides individual and group counseling and classroom guidance to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of students.
  • 3. Designs and implements prevention and intervention plans related to the effects of (a) atypical growth and development, (b) health and wellness, (c) language, (d) ability level, (e) multicultural issues, and (f) factors of resiliency on student learning and development.

Susan Roberts is a school counselor at Sharpton Middle School and has been working with ...

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