This comprehensive graduate-level text prepares readers to handle the problems and responsibilities they'll face as professional school counselors, preschool through to high school. Packed with real life examples and case descriptions, the book provides strategies for preventing and responding to social and emotional problems, improving educational outcomes, and helping children score at optimum levels on high-stakes tests. Multicultural techniques for counselors, drawn from both current literature and the author's own experience growing up and later teaching in an inner-city environment, are included, along with techniques for assisting children with undocumented and language-minority parents.
Robert Wright earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1966, and began teaching high school science. A few years later in 1969 he earned a Masters degree in school counseling from West Chester University and was employed as a public school counselor, first with high school students and later with middle school students. In 1974 he completed a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology with specializations in child & adolescent development and educational measurement from Temple University. As part of that degree he completed a clinical fellowship in rehabilitation counseling at Moss Hospital, part of the Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia). Following graduation he completed advanced studies in school psychology at Lehigh University. Professor Wright has taught counseling and supervised counseling interns and has also taught educational measurement, and educational statistics & research for graduate students in counseling. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American School Counselor Association, the American Psychological Association (Division 17, counseling psychology), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the American Educational Research Association. He is professionally licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. During his career Professor Wright chaired 114 doctoral dissertations, published and presented over 120 articles and paper presentations and has had four books published.
1. School Counseling, an Evolving Profession 2. Professional Counseling in the Schools 3. Counseling With Young Children, Prekindergarten to Grade 5 4. School Counseling in the Middle School 5. Counseling in High Schools 6. Models and Approaches for School Counseling 7. Counseling Children With Educational and Special Needs 8. School Counseling With a Diverse Population of Students 9. Social Problems and Emergency Counseling in the Schools 10. School Testing Programs and the School Counselor 11. Professional School Counselors as Consultants 12. Professional School Counselors With Parents and the Greater Community 13. Counselor's Role in Career Development and Planning 14. Data Management, Action Research, and the Evaluation of School Counseling Programs Glossary References About the Author