Counseling Today's Secondary Students: Practical Strategies, Techniques and Materials for the School Counselor

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Proven, practical techniques and suggestions cover all aspects of secondary school guidance and counseling, with reproducible developmental activities, forms, letters, and more. Included are strategies and tips for solving students' personal adjustment problems, college admissions, and more.
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Proven, practical techniques and suggestions cover all aspects of secondary school guidance and counseling, with reproducible developmental activities, forms, letters, and more. Included are strategies and tips for solving students' personal adjustment problems, college admissions, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780134467412
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/10/2002
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 319
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.07 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth W. Hitchner (A.B., Dickinson College; Ed.M. and Ed.S., Rutgers University), currently a counselor at East Brunswick High School in New Jersey, has been a practicing secondary school counselor for 30 years, serving in several New Jersey school districts, he is also a past vice-president of the New Jersey School Counselor Association, a frequent conference presenter and author of articles in various educational publication.

Anne Tifft-Hitchner (B.A., Georgian Court College; M.A., St. John's University), has taught in grades seven through junior college, primarily chemistry and physics at East Brunswick High School and English at The Peddie School in Hightstownm, NJ, and has served extensively as a student advisor. She currently chairs the Hightstown-East Windsor chapter of the Mercer County New Jersey Human Relations Commission.

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Table of Contents

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About This Book

Chapter 1 Fostering a Love of Learning 3

Chapter 2 Educational Achievement Explored 9

Chapter 3 Academic Long-Range Planning: Four- and Six-Year Programs of Study 19

Chapter 4 Homework and Study Issues 29

Chapter 5 Bringing the Serious Underachiever Around 37

Chapter 6 Working with the Gifted and Talented 47

Chapter 7 Working with the Learning Disabled 53

Chapter 8 Orientation Programs and Workshops 61

Chapter 9 Multicultural Counseling 71

Chapter 10 Human Relations and Communications 79

Chapter 11 It's More Than Law 89

Chapter 12 Self-Concept, Self-Assessment, and Valuing 95

Chapter 13 Commitment, Responsibility, and Reality Therapy 101

Chapter 14 Harassment 111

Chapter 15 Child Abuse and Neglect 117

Chapter 16 Depression and Suicide 125

Chapter 17 Substance Abuse 137

Chapter 18 Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia 147

Chapter 19 Counseling Youth with Different Sexual Preferences 153

Chapter 20 To Go or Not to Go 163

Chapter 21 College Selection Decision-Making Model 169

Chapter 22 Constructing a Six-Rung Selectivity Ladder 175

Chapter 23 Looking Beyond the "Names" 181

Chapter 24 Counseling Toward the Public Colleges and Universities 185

Chapter 25 Advising the Student-Athlete 191

Chapter 26 Disability and College Admission 203

Chapter 27 The College Application 209

Chapter 28 Admission Testing 223

Chapter 29 Financial Aid 227

Chapter 30 Seniors, Grads, and Parents in the Admission Process 239

Chapter 31 The Media and Technology in College Planning 245

Chapter 32 The Counselor and the Written Word 253

Chapter 33 Ethical Considerations in the College-Admission Process 269

Chapter 34 Life-Span Career Development 279

Chapter 35 The World of Work 283

Chapter 36 The Student's Interests, Abilities, Experiences 291

Chapter 37 Counseling a Student with an Interest in... 293

Chapter 38 On-the-Job Requirements and Expectations 305

Chapter 39 Job-Interviewing Techniques 309

Epilogue 313

Index 315

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