Counseling Skills for Teachers / Edition 2

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This updated edition expertly guides teachers to be effective helpers when called upon to respond quickly and appropriately to students' interpersonal, social, and emotional needs.
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Editorial Reviews

David Capuzzi
“Relationship building is key to the successful mentoring and teaching of the youth of today. Teachers’ roles extend far beyond the dissemination of content and information to students. This book is an indispensable reference for both students in teacher education programs and experienced classroom teachers.”
David Capuzzi
“Relationship building is key to the successful mentoring and teaching of the youth of today. Teachers’ roles extend far beyond the dissemination of content and information to students. This book is an indispensable reference for both students in teacher education programs and experienced classroom teachers.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412949224
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/10/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 524,616
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey A. Kottler, PhD, one of the most prolific authors in the fields of psychology and education, is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He has authored more than a dozen texts for counselors and teachers that are used in universities around the world, as well as a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: Counseling Skills for Teachers, On Being a Therapist, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, Learning Group Leadership, and Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own. Jeffrey has worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, university, community college, and private practice settings. He served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru (1980) and Iceland (2000) and has been a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal.

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural set­tings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’s largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work, Secrets to Success for Science Teachers, and Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People.

She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. Adjusting to Multiple Roles
A Skilled Helper
Counseling Skills for Teachers
Life Inside the Classroom
A Day in the Life
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
2. Understanding the Process of Helping
Some Suggestions for Learning Counseling Skills
Helping Attitudes
An Integrative Approach to Counseling
A Review of the Counseling Process
The Link Between the Counseling Process and Helping Skills
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
3. Assessing Children's Problems
Noticing Symptoms of Distress
Stress in the Lives of Children
The Assessment Process
Collecting Additional Information
What to Do With the Assessment
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
4. Developing Skills of Helping
Internal State of Mind
Empathic Resonance
Exploration Skills
Action Skills
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
5. Counseling Skills in the Classroom
Developing Communities of Respect and Tolerance
Helping Strategies in Groups
Differences Between Process and Classroom Groups
Advantages and Disadvantages of Process Groups
When to Intervene in Groups
Varieties of Group Process
Getting Support for Yourself
Responding to Critical Incidents in the Classroom
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
6. Communicating With Parents
When the Child Saves the Parents
Open House
Phoning Home
Electronic Communication
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Directing a Constructive Conference
When Things Don't Go as Planned
Multicultural Perspectives
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
7. Consulting Effectively With Other Professionals
Consulting With a Mentor
Consulting With Other Teachers
Consulting With the Principal
Making a Referral
Consulting With Counselors
Seeing a Counselor as Your Personal Consultant
Consulting With the School Psychologist
Consulting With Homeless Education Community Liaisons
Consulting With Faculty at the Local University
The Teacher's Role in Individualized Education Programs
Teachers Are Not Counselors
Suggested Activities
Suggested Reading
8. Counseling Yourself
Students Who Change You
Self-Care Issues for Teachers
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