Professional School Counseling

Professional School Counseling is a journal covering guidance program evaluation, development of new applications for theoretical ideas and current research in school counseling. Founded in 1967, the American School Counselor Association publishes this journal periodically throughout each school year. Article subjects for Professional School Counseling include education, psychology and psychiatry.

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 4, April

Applications of Adlerian Principles in School Settings
As counselors approach the 21st Century, they must learn and use applications in the school that assist in meeting student needs and developing student potential. Adlerian principles have served as a basis for working in schools since Alfred Adler first...
Art Therapy with Adolescents: Making It Work for School Counselors
In recent years, secondary school counselors have found less time available for individual and small group counseling due to larger caseloads, more emphasis on college placement, and mounting paperwork involving referrals, scheduling, and special education...
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Counselors, Laws, and Implications for Practice
Barkley (1990, 1995) and Taylor (1994) believed that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood disorder in our society The more conservative estimates of the prevalence rate for ADHD range from 3% to 5% of the school-age...
Children's Occupational Aspirations: Comparisons by Gender, Gender Role Identity, and Socioeconomic Status
Career development is considered a lifelong process, although little attention has been given to the process in early childhood. Eli Ginzberg is credited with first including childhood in career theory based on personal development (Trice, Hughes, Odom,...
Considerations for School Counselors Serving Noncustodial Parents: Premises and Suggestions
Intervention, consultation, and programming for families experiencing divorce have been areas of emphasis within school settings for many years. With increases in incidence of divorce and single-parent homes, sensitivity to such familial concerns has...
Elementary School Guidance and Counseling: The Last 20 Years
In 1971, the number of elementary school counselors across the United States was slightly less than 8,000 (Myrick & Moni, 1976). Since that time, continuation of the Elementary & Secondary Schools Act (1965), passage of Public Law 94-142, and...
Empowering Professional School Counselors in the War against AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV/AIDS infection affects every country. The school-age population is very much at risk of either acquiring the infection or being affected by it. As a result,...
Identifying and Working with Dysfunctional Families
Children who live in dysfunctional families often exhibit a variety of difficulties in school, including poor academic performance, limited interpersonal skills, and problem behaviors in the classroom. The school counselor is often called upon to intervene...
School Counselors and Confidentiality: Factors Affecting Professional Choices
Confidentiality has long been held as critical to gaining a client's trust. Children have the right to expect that the adult protection includes protection of their privacy rights (Huey & Remley, 1988a). Zingaro (1983) believes that a child's right...
School Counselors' Perceptions of Nonconsensual Sexual Activity among High School Students
Nonconsensual sexual activity (NCSA) within schools is currently a problem in need of professional attention. Female youths are at highest risk for experiencing NCSA (Bajracharya, Sarvela, & Isberner, 1995). Approximately, one in five girls (18%)...
Strategies to Help Students Whose Grandparents Have Alzheimer's Disease
John, a sophomore on the varsity track team, suddenly began missing practice. His parents no longer attended school events. When walking home from school with friends, John became anxious if they started walking toward his door. He offered excuses for...
The Influence of the School Milieu on the Counselor-Client Working Relationship and Alliance
Virtually all helping and counseling professions such as school counselors, social workers, and clinical psychologists discuss the need for clients to work in a collaborative relationship with counselors. It is generally acknowledged that without a strong...
Therapeutic Approaches to Preventing and Reducing Prejudice
Counseling for Prejudice Prevention and Reduction. Daya Singh Sandhu & Cheryl Blalock Aspy; Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association; 1997; 375 pages; $31.95 for ACA members, $36.95 for nonmembers; softcover. In Counseling for Prejudice Prevention...
Today and Yesterday
About 30 years ago, I joined ASCA and received my first issue of The School Counselor. Out of curiosity, I revisited volumes 14 and 15 (September 1966 through May 1968) to compare the ASCA journal then with the current version. The editor, some members...