Career Counseling in P-12 Schools

Career Counseling in P-12 Schools

by Jennifer Curry, Amy Milsom
     
 

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This is the only text to present a comprehensive, developmental, and practical approach to preparing school counselors to conceptualize the career development needs of P-12 students, and design and implement relevant career interventions. The text reflects the American School Counseling Association's National Model for school counseling to facilitate career

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This is the only text to present a comprehensive, developmental, and practical approach to preparing school counselors to conceptualize the career development needs of P-12 students, and design and implement relevant career interventions. The text reflects the American School Counseling Association's National Model for school counseling to facilitate career development and college readiness as a core competency. It is grounded in developmental, ecosystemic, and career theories as a basis for career interventions.

Considering the range of psychosocial, cognitive, and academic development spanning P-12 students, the authors review relevant developmental and career theories as a foundation for the design of sequential and developmentally appropriate career curricula and interventions. They provide information that helps school counselors and educators understand the ecosystemic influences on career development and discuss how and why to involve various stakeholders in their work with P-12 students. The text provides concrete examples of how to select, implement and evaluate the outcomes of various career counseling theories and addresses career development and college readiness needs by grade level. It also considers cultural differences regarding P-12 career development. Concrete examples demonstrate concepts and case studies illustrate ways in which counselors can partner with parents and teachers. Examples represent individual, small group, and classroom interventions and highlight learning outcomes and assessment methods. Appendices include a matrix outlining where and how 2009 CACREP Standards are addressed and what types of course assignments can be used to provide artifacts.

Key Features:

  • Covers career counseling and development specifically geared to P-12 schools
  • Reflects the ASCA's National Model for school counseling and facilitates career counseling as a core competency
  • Describes a developmental, ecosystemic approach informed by career theory
  • Presents career counseling programs and interventions sequentially, based on grade and age level
  • Features case studies, end-of-chapter discussion points, self-test questions, and counselor activities

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826110237
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
791,850
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Curry, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Louisiana State University. She has served as a professional school counselor in elementary, middle, and high school. Dr. Curry has presented her work at over 50 national and 20 international conferences, has published 25 articles in peer-reviewed, refereed national and international counseling journals, and has served as guest editor of Professional School Counseling and the Journal of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling. She is the recipient of Vanderbilt's Roger Aubrey Northstar award for the counselor most likely to change the field of counseling, the American Counseling Association's Ross Trust Award for school counseling, and LSU's Biggs Pine Award for excellence in scholarship. She is a past- President of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) and is a recipient of their national service award. Dr. Curry teaches all of the school counseling courses at Louisiana State University and integrates career concepts in each course including a 100 hour field internship experience devoted to P-12 Career Counseling in public schools.

Amy Milsom, DEd, is Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Clemson University and the coordinator of the school counseling and clinical mental health counseling programs. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a counselor educator, a middle and high school counselor, and provider of counseling services to children, adolescents, and college students. Dr. Milsom is a past editor of Professional School Counseling and has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and more than 20 book chapters and journal and newsletter articles. Her research focuses on school counselor education and students with disabilities, with an emphasis on postsecondary transition planning and college readiness for students with disabilities.

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