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. 8, No. 1, October

A Survey of Assessment and Evaluation Activities of School Counselors
How often school counselors performed various assessment and evaluation activities is reported. The results provided the rationale for development of the Competencies in Assessment and Evaluation for School Counselors, a joint project of the American...
Career Decision-Making Difficulties among Israeli and Palestinian Arab High-School Seniors
Making a career decision becomes a major priority for adolescents during the last year of high school. The present study examined the taxonomy of career decision-making difficulties among 1,613 Arab 12th-grade students attending schools in East Jerusalem,...
Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Programs: The Evolution of Accountability
This article traces the evolution of accountability from the 1920s to 2003. Attention is given to expressions of concern about the need for accountability as well as recommendations for school counselors about how to be accountable. Then a sampling...
Conflict Resolution Styles, Self-Efficacy, Self-Control, and Future Orientation of Urban Adolescents
This study examined the correlates and predictors of conflict resolution styles in a sample of urban seventh and eighth graders. Girls were found to rely on verbal assertion more frequently and aggressiveness less frequently than boys in the sample....
Counseling Adolescents toward Wellness: The Roles of Ethnic Identity, Acculturation, and Mattering
The influence of ethnic identity, acculturation, and mattering on wellness was examined for 176 minority and 286 nonminority adolescents attending a public high school. Participants completed the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure, the Stephenson Multigroup...
Counseling the Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Student: Meeting School Counselors' Professional Development Needs
This study used qualitative methods to investigate the challenges and professional development needs of elementary and secondary school counselors who work with linguistically and culturally diverse students and families, and their perceptions of the...
Counseling the Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Student: Meeting School Counselors' Professional Development Needs
This study used qualitative methods to investigate the challenges and professional development needs of elementary and secondary school counselors who work with linguistically and culturally diverse students and families, and their perceptions of the...
Defining and Examining School Counselor Advocacy
Advocacy is an integral component to effective school counseling. Using focus group methodology with nine school counselors, this qualitative study examined how current school counselors define advocacy and how and when school counselors advocate on...
Eating Disorders in Adolescent Males
Research indicates that the primary onset of eating disorders occurs in adolescence and that there is a growing prevalence of adolescent males with eating disorders. In this article we describe the eating disorders of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa...
Prospective First-Generation College Students: Meeting Their Needs through Social Cognitive Career Theory
First-generation students, or students whose parents did not attend college, represent 27% of all graduating high school students. They have unique needs that separate them from other students and that must be addressed in counseling. This article...
School and Family Counselors Work Together to Reduce Fighting at School
To address the problem of fighting in four urban middle schools, school and family counselors collaborated to provide school-based multifamily counseling as an alternative to the mandatory 3-day external suspension program. Supported by district leaders...
School Counselors' Perceptions of the Impact of High-Stakes Testing
Two studies of school counselors' perceptions of the impact of the North Carolina ABC (high-stakes) testing program are reported. (For ease of interpretation, percentages were rounded to the nearest whole number in both studies.) One hundred forty-one...
Strengthening CounselorTeacher-Family Connections: The Family-School Collaborative Consultation Project
A 3-year project of school-wide change undertaken by a team of school counselors, administrators and counselor educators was initiated to create strong working relationships among a school's counselors, teachers, and students' families. We delineate...
Strengthening Counselor-Teacher-Family Connections: The Family-School Collaborative Consultation Project
A 3-year project of school-wide change undertaken by a team of school counselors, administrators and counselor educators was initiated to create strong working relationships among a school's counselors, teachers, and students' families. We delineate...
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