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. 3, February

A Community/school Mentoring Program for Elementary Students
Windermere Boulevard School is a growing suburban elementary school with children from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. In an attempt to provide a comprehensive counseling program to meet the increasing enrollment and wide variety of students'...
A Modified Time-Out Procedure for Children with Noncompliant or Defiant Behaviors
Time-out (TO) is a behavior modification technique effective in reducing a wide variety of undesirable child behaviors including disobedience, aggression, and inappropriate social behaviors (Harris, 1985; Norton, Austen, Allen, & Hilton, 1983; Sowa,...
A Multicultural Career Fair for Elementary School Students
Career development theorists have long recognized the importance of early childhood experiences in human career development. Super (1980) was one of the first to articulate a career development theory that emphasized the impact of childhood activities,...
A Play Therapy Intervention and Its Relationship to Self-Efficacy and Learning Behaviors
When an elementary student exhibits behaviors that are disruptive to learning or that prevent the child from reaching his or her potential, teachers refer the student to the school counselor for individual counseling. However, young students often do...
Colorado Counselor Exchanges Job with Australian School Psychologist
As the complexity and diversity of our society continues to grow, so grows the need to understand other cultures. Exchange programs provide an opportunity to facilitate multicultural cooperation and communication and assist participants in accepting...
Comprehensive Evaluation of a K-12 Counseling Program
To improve, counseling and guidance programs must be evaluated and areas of concern determined. Cheramie and Sutter (1993) report that in the schools, a minimal amount of time is spent on research, training, and program evaluation. There are ways to...
Computer Utilization by School Counselors
are in the midst of what Toffler (Mead, 1996) has termed the information age, with a third shift in the U.S. vocational landscape. We have moved from an agrarian economy to an industrial-based economy and now into a data-driven, super high-speed, information-processing...
Cooperative Games: A Pathway to Improving Health
"In our present-day civilization people are not well prepared for cooperation. Our training has been too much towards individual success, towards considering what we can get out of life rather than what we can give it." -Alfred Adler Sports, games, and...
Counseling Muslim Children in School Settings
Although many religious groups in the United States are experiencing a decline in membership, Islam is the nation's fastest growing religion (Cooper, 1993). Recent estimates show that Islam claims approximately 6 million U.S. adherents (Bedell, 1993)....
Does Peer Mediation Really Work?
Programs in education come and go, much the same as clothing styles or other fads. Emphases such as phonics or language experience reading (Combs, 1996; Moustafa, 1997; Schwartz & Pollishuke, 1991), the new mathematics (Brandt, 1988; Kline, 1973),...
School Counselors' Roles in Cases of Child Sexual Behavior
It is a common but confusing situation when a young child behaves sexually in the classroom. Teachers and other school personnel face a dilemma. At certain stages of development, young children may masturbate, talk dirty, or explore the bodies of playmates....
Small Group Counseling with Adopted Children
Adopted children make up a disproportionately large number of children in psychological distress. (Brodzinsky, Schechter, & Henig, 1992). The themes of loss, grief, and a lifelong search for one's self are prevalent in the adoption literature. We...
Successfully Navigating College Information on the Internet
Internet Guide for College-Bound Students. Kenneth E. Hartman; New York: College Entrance Examination Board; 1996; 196 pages; $14.95 The Internet is an ever-increasing presence in the school and home environments of college-bound students. Gathering...
The Art of Blessing: Teaching Parents to Create Rituals
Poet and men's movement leader, Robert Bly, has enhanced our awareness of the need for sons to receive attention and nurturance from their fathers. According to Bly (1990), "When a father and son spend long hours together. . . we could say that a substance...
The Positive Effects of Mentoring Economically Disadvantaged Students
Asizable proportion of economically disadvantaged, but able, students might not be able to realize their potential during their school years and beyond due, in part, to the complexity of factors associated with their home environment (Clark, 1988; McLoyd,...