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. 12, No. 1, October

An Investigation of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs and Academic Achievement in Washington State Middle Schools
Student achievement was compared between Washington State middle schools with comprehensive school counseling programs (CSCPs) and those without. Statistically controlling for socioeconomic status, multivariate analyses of covariance revealed minimal...
A Working System of School Counselor Supervision
School counselors acknowledge the need for supervision but rarely receive it. This article describes the counselor performance improvement system in one school district. Supervision is embedded in a process that assesses counselors' levels of professionalism...
Examining Variation in Attitudes toward Aggressive Retaliation and Perceptions of Safety among Bullies, Victims, and Bully/victims
This article examines the link between involvement in bullying, as either a bully, victim, or bully/victim, and attitudes toward violence and perceptions of safety among 16,012 middle and high school students. Analyses indicated that 37.6% were frequently...
Exploring the Relationship among Cultural Discontinuity, Psychological Distress, and Academic Outcomes with Low-Income, Culturally Diverse Students
School counselors and educators tend to focus on the symptoms of cultural discontinuity and often view these symptoms as root causes for underachievement. In this article we use an ecosystemic paradigm to explore the relationship among cultural discontinuity,...
Professional School Counselors Using Choice Theory to Meet the Needs of Children of Prisoners
The prison population in the United States has increased significantly. Children of prisoners experience academic and social challenges. Professional school counselors are in an ideal position to provide theory-based interventions to support children...
School Counselor Beliefs about ASCA National Model School Counseling Program Components Using the SCPCS
A study of 3,000 school counselors was undertaken to assess their beliefs about necessary components of a school counseling program. This study was part of the database that the American School Counselor Association used to develop The ASCA National...
The Impact of the 2004 Hurricanes on Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test Scores: Implications for School Counselors
What is the impact of natural disasters on students' statewide assessment scores? To answer this question, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores of 55,881 students in grades 4 through 10 were analyzed to determine if there were significant...
The Impact of the 2004, Hurricanes on Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test Scores: Implications for School Counselors
What is the impact of natural disasters on students' statewide assessment scores? To answer this question, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores of 55,881 students in grades 4 through 10 were analyzed to determine if there were significant...