The Elementary / Middle School Counselor's Survival Guide, Third Edition by John J. Schmidt Ed.D.

The Elementary / Middle School Counselor's Survival Guide, Third Edition

Book Title: The Elementary / Middle School Counselor's Survival Guide, Third Edition

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0470560851

Author: John J. Schmidt Ed.D.


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An expanded edition filled with ideas, strategies, and tools for school counselors

This Survival Guide helps counselors plan and implement an effective counseling program tailored to the needs of all students. Step by step, the book walks readers through every aspect of the school counselor job, including: designing a comprehensive counseling program, communicating with students and fellow staff, facilitating groups, promoting positive school discipline, integrating a guidance curriculum, intervening in times of crisis, and taking personal and professional care of oneself.

  • Discusses how to reach out to diverse student and parent populations
  • Shows how to integrate the American School Counselor Association's National Model for designing, delivering, and evaluating a school's counseling program
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This comprehensive resource also includes a wealth of reproducible worksheets, letters, checklists, and forms designed to save time and effort for busy school counselors.

Table of Contents

About the Author.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 What, Who, and How of Your School Counseling Program.

Chapter 2 Developing Your Role and Creating an Identity.

Chapter 3 Setting Sail and Staying Afloat.

Chapter 4 Identifying Responsive Services.

Chapter 5 Integrating a School Counseling Program with the Curriculum.

Chapter 6 Reaching Out to Diverse Populations. 

Chapter 7 Preparing for Crisis Intervention.

Chapter 8 Selecting Responsive Services to Address Students’ Concerns.

Chapter 9 Responding to Critical Concerns.

Chapter 10 Belonging and Being with the School.

Chapter 11 Involving Significant Others.

Chapter 12 Playing According to the Rules.

Chapter 13 Helping Yourself to Help Others.

Resources.

Bibliography.

Web Sites.

Index.