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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 students to how systemic, data-driven school counseling programs are effectively implemented through important leadership, advocacy, accountability, and diversity initiatives. Students 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.

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Designed as an introduction to the school counseling profession, this book may also serve as a school counseling program development resource. Coverage includes historical roots of the field, ethical, legal, and professional issues, education and career planning with students, and parental involvement, as well as counseling interventions using expressive arts, helping students with mental and emotional disorders, conflict resolution and peer mediation, and multicultural competence. Appendices offer codes and standards. Case studies and vignettes are included to stimulate classroom discussion. Erford teaches in the counseling program at Loyola College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132462952
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Transforming the School Counseling Profession

Patricia J. Martin and Stephanie Robinson

Chapter 2 Historical Roots and Future Issues

Edwin L. Herr and Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 3 The ASCA National Model: Developing a Comprehensive, Developmental School Counseling Program

Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 4 Outcomes Research on School Counseling Interventions and Programs

Susan C. Whiston and Robert F. Quinby

Chapter 5 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in School Counseling

Lynn Linde

Chapter 6 Culturally Competent School Counselors: Affirming Diversity by Challenging Oppression

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy and Stuart F. Chen-Hayes

Chapter 7 Leadership and Achievement Advocacy for Every Student

Stuart F. Chen-Hayes, Emily M. Miller, Deryl F. Bailey, Yvette Q. Getch, and Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 8 Systemic, Data-Driven School Counseling Practice and Programming for Equity

Vivian V. Lee and Gary E. Goodnough

Chapter 9 Developmental Classroom Guidance

Gary E. Goodnough, Rachelle PĂ©russe, and Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 10 Counseling Individuals and Groups in School

Debbie W. Newsome and Elisabeth Harper

Chapter 11 Promoting Educational and Career Planning in Schools

Patrick Akos, Spencer G. Niles, Emily M. Miller, and Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 12 Consultation, Collaboration, and Parent Involvement

Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 13 Accountability: Evaluating Programs, Assessing Needs, and Determining Outcomes

Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 14 Systemic Approaches to Counseling Students Experiencing Complex and Specialized Problems

Bradley T. Erford, Vivian V. Lee, Debbie W. Newsome, and Elana Rock

Chapter 15 The Professional School Counselor and Students with Disabilities

Elana Rock and Erin H. Leff

Chapter 16 Helping Students with Mental and Emotional Disorders

Carol J. Kaffenberger

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