From one of the best-known authors in the field comes an important revision to a text that is transforming the way thousands of professional school counselors approach their work with students.
Transforming the School Counseling Profession provides a vision for how school counselors can effectively intervene systemically and personally on behalf of students. This edition introduces readerss to how systemic, data-driven school counseling programs are effectively implemented through important leadership, advocacy, accountability, and diversity initiatives. Readers are introduced to important foundational issues in developmental classroom guidance, individual and group counseling, consultation, collaboration, and parental involvement, career and educational planning, and ethics and the law. Significant attention is also given to effective intervention with students with complex problems, special needs, and mental and emotional disorders.
New to This Edition
· NEW! Chapter 3, The ASCA National Model: Developing a Comprehensive, Developmental School Counseling Program
· Major revisions to Chapter 1, Transforming the School Counseling Profession and Chapter 8, Systemic, Data-Driven School Counseling Practice and Programming for Equity reflect evolutionary changes in systemic school counseling program and practice philosophy
· Chapter 14, Counseling Youth With Complex Problems, now emphasizes the complexity of issues presented by youth and the use of systemic approaches to removing barriers to access, attainment, and achievement.
· Voices from the Field features expose readers to the perspectives, challenges, and successes of professional school counselors
· Theory into Practice features provide real life examples of practitioners applying the theory and concepts presented in the book to actual practice venues
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:
“This text is an excellent resource for our introduction to school counseling course. It provides a wide range of topics and is easy to understand for our students….many examples, case studies, and vignettes are offered in the various chapters. Those examples are wonderful for class discussions and for students to work with others in group activities.”
--Michael Moyer, University of Texas-San Antonio
“…this text is a necessary tool for a school counselor’s professional library….I tell my students this is one book they do not want to resell.”
--Tarrell Portman, University of Iowa
“This book is one of a kind, and provides invaluable guidance for transforming the school counseling profession.”
--Tovah Sands, California State University, Northridge
Bradley T Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is a professor in the school counseling program at Loyola University Maryland with primary teaching responsibilities in assessment, research, and lifespan development. He has held numerous professional leadership positions and published numerous books, articles, and book chapters.