Elementary School Counseling: An Expanding Role
By: V. Skip Holmgren (author)Paperback
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Elementary School Counseling: An Expanding Role identifies and addresses the major issues confronting elementary school counseling services today. It emphasizes a proactive counseling program with the counselor as part of the educational team. The text reflects the author's many years of experience as a counselor, guidance director and supervisor, and as a counselor educator.
I. THE COUNSELOR AND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Introduction. 1. The Elementary School. Brief Historical Background of the Elementary School. Educational Standards and Policy Making. Goals and Objectives of the Elementary School. The Role of the Teacher. Implications for Counseling and Guidance. Summary. 2. Development of the Elementary Age Child. Areas of Developmental Focus and Counseling Implications. Emotional Development * Social Development * Cognitive Development * Moral Development. Developmental Tasks of Middle Childhood. Developmental Age Profiles. Summary. 3. The Role of the Counselor. Why Counseling? ASCA Role Statement. State Guidance Consultant's Views. Elementary School Counselors. Professional Rationale * The Nature of the Helping Process * The Developmental Approach * Professional Commitment of Counselors. Summary. 4. Theoretical Approaches to Elementary School Counseling. Adlerian Counseling. Counseling Strategies. Behavioral Counseling. Counseling Strategies. Developmental Counseling. Counseling Strategies. Reality Therapy. Counseling Strategies. Self-Concept Theory. Counseling Strategies. Summary. 5. Counselor as Consultant: A Key Role. The Consultation Process. Consultation with Teachers. Consultation with Parents. Consultation with Administrators. Summary. 6. Areas of Concern in the Elementary School. Attention Deficit Disorder. Counseling Strategies. Childhood Depression. Counseling Strategies. Disruptive, Impulsive, Inattentive and Bullying Behavior. Counseling Strategies. Physical and Sexual Abuse. Counseling Strategies. Substance Abuse. Counseling Strategies. Underachievers. Counseling Strategies. Gender Bias in our Schools. Counseling Strategies. Working with Special Education Students. Counseling Strategies. Latchkey Children. Counseling Strategies. Transient Students. Counseling Strategies. Summary. 7. Counseling Culturally Diverse Students. The Need for Multicultural Education. Counseling Strategies. Summary. II. ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES. 8. Records and Tests. Cumulative Records. Use of Tests in the Elementary School. Reporting Test Results. Additional Assessment Instruments. Professional Use Standards. Confidentiality in Student Records and Testing. Summary. 9. Structured Activities. Counseling with Individual Students. Using Play Materials. Bibliocounseling. Brief Strategic Interventions. Counseling with Small Groups. Organizing Small Groups. Topics for Small Group Counseling. Topics for Small Group Guidance. Guidelines for Conducting Groups. Classroom Guidance. Importance of Classroom Guidance. Classroom Guidance Materials. Career Guidance in the Elementary School. Parent Involvement in Career Guidance. Teacher and Staff Involvement in Career Guidance. Summary. III. THE FUTURE OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELING. 10. Working with Families. Introduction. Family Systems Perspective. Family Counseling Approaches. Adlerian Family Counseling. Behavioral Management for Families. Bowen's Theory of Family Therapy. Family Counseling and Consultation Model. Haley's Problem-Solving Therapy. Brief Solution-Focused Counseling With Families. Ethnicity and Family Counseling. Summary. Parent Education. Parent Effectiveness Training. Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. Active Parenting. Responsive Parenting. The Next STEP. Strengthening Stepfamilies. New Beginnings. Additional Helps. Summary. 11. Program Accountability and Evaluation. Introduction. Accountability. Program Evaluation. Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program Model. ASCA Professional Development Guidelines, Elementary. Accountability Study for Developmental Guidance. An "Action Plan." Additional Accountability Programs. Summary. Ethical Standards and Counselors. Legal Issues in Counseling. 12. Where Do We Go from Here? Introduction. Enhancing the Public Image of the Elementary School Counselor. Establishing an Effective Advisory Council. Advisory Council Strategies * Conducting a Needs Assessment * Responding to Guidance Program Challenges. Selecting and Training Elementary School Counselors. Addressing the Future Needs of an Elementary School Counseling Program. Recommendations for "Getting There from Here." Summary. IV. APPENDICES. Appendix A. ASCA Role Statement for Elementary School Counselors. Appendix B. Ethical Standards for Schools Counselors. Position Statements. Appendix C. The School Counselor and Developmental Guidance. Appendix D. Elementary School Counseling. Appendix E. The School Counselor and Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention. Appendix F. The School Counselor and Sex Equity. Appendix G. The School Counselor and the Education of the Handicapped Act. Appendix H. The School Counselor and Migrant Students. Appendix I. The School Counselor and Dropout Prevention/Student At-Risk. Appendix J. The School Counselor and Cross/Multicultural Counseling. Appendix K. The School Counselor and Group Counseling. Appendix L. The School Counselor and Career Guidance. Appendix M. The School Counselor and Family/Parenting Education. Appendix N. The School Counselor and Their Evaluation. Appendix O. The School Counselor and Confidentiality. Appendix P. The School Counselor and Censorship. Name Index. References. Subject Index.
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