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. 3, February

Academic Achievement among Caribbean Immigrant Adolescents: The Impact of Generational Status on Academic Self-Concept
Caribbean American immigrant students, who represent one of the largest subgroups in the Black population in the United States, exhibit low achievement scores and high dropout rates, which are both correlated with lifelong negative employment and psychosocial...
A Descriptive Study of Urban School Counseling Programs
A descriptive study was implemented to determine how urban school counselors adhere to the Gysbers and Henderson (2000) and Myrick (1993) models of school counseling programs. One hundred and two & = 102) counselors in six urban centers (New York;...
Advocacy as a Critical Role for Urban School Counselors: Working toward Equity and Social Justice
The academic achievement gap of students of color and low-income students as compared to middle and upper socioeconomic students and White students has been clearly documented. Historically the long-standing role of the school counselor has contributed...
Advocacy Competencies for Professional School Counselors
The American School Counselor Association National Model describes advocacy as a key role for professional school counselors, and numerous advocacy activities are presented in the model. Several authors have contributed to the literature on advocacy;...
Child Abuse and Neglect: A Practical Guide for Professional School Counselors
Rarely do ethical dilemmas confronting professional school counselors involve definitive "correct" or "incorrect" choices. However, when it comes to reporting suspected child abuse and/or neglect, explicit laws and policies require that counselors...
Children and Adolescents Who Are Depressed: An Ecological Approach
The purpose of this article is to provide school counselors with a framework for working with students who experience or display depressed feelings or behavior. Following an overview of depression, a framework based on the ecological model (Bronfenbrenner,...
Children of Alcoholics: Implications for Professional School Counseling
Children of alcoholics (COAs) need the support of professional school counselors (PSCs). These students" family dysfunctionality places them at high risk for adverse academic, physiological, emotional, and social consequences. This article (a) introduces...
Culturally Congruent Strategies for Addressing the Behavioral Needs of Urban, African American Male Adolescents
Urban, African American male adolescents experience disproportionately higher rates of discipline referrals, suspension, and expulsion, which have been attributed to numerous ecological factors, including cultural conflicts and misunderstandings between...
Culturally Congruent Strategies for Addressing the Behavioral Needs of Urban, African American Male Adolescents
Urban, African American male adolescents experience disproportionately higher rates of discipline referrals, suspension, and expulsion, which have been attributed, to numerous ecological factors, including cultural conflicts and misunderstandings between...
Fostering Educational Resilience and Achievement in Urban Schools through School-Family-Community Partnerships
In this era of education reform, school counselors are among educators being held accountable for the academic achievement of minority and poor children. School counselors in urban schools serve a disproportionate number of minority and poor children...
Improving Our Moral Landscape Via Character Education: An Opportunity for School Counselor Leadership
School counselors are uniquely positioned to promote social responsibility and good character development in all students. Although every counselor must continue to embrace diversity and respect differences in personal values, unhealthy student behaviors...
Professional School Counseling in Urban Settings: Introduction to Special Issue
The public school systems of most U. S. cities and metropolitan areas are in deep trouble (Hunter & Donahoo, 2003; Jacobs, 1993; Kozol, 1991). They suffer from a growing lack of public confidence, a routine series of financial crises, low student...
The School Counselor Activity Rating Scale: An Instrument for Gathering Process Data
The importance of collecting process data describing school counselor practice is widely supported as a component of accountability. However, the lack of practically significant and valid instruments may hamper this practice. The School Counselor Activity...
The Transformative Individual School Counseling Model: An Accountability Model for Urban School Counselors
The realities and needs of urban students, families, and educators have outgrown traditional individual counseling models. The American School Counselor Association's National Model and National Standards and the Education Trust's Transforming School...
The Transformative Individual School Counseling Model: An Accountability Model for Urban School Counselors
The realities and needs of urban students, families, and educators have outgrown traditional individual counseling models. The American School Counselor Association's National Model and National Standards and the Education Trust's Transforming School...
Three Narratives of Parent-Educator Relationships: Toward Counselor Repertoires for Bridging the Urban Parent-School Divide
Drawing on the concept of a narrative, this article describes three basic patterns underlying the roles and relationships between parents and educators in urban schools: the deficit, in loco parentis, and relational narratives. The author offers evidence...
Urban School Counseling: Context, Characteristics, and Competencies
This article explores the nature of professional school counseling in urban settings. An overview of key characteristics of the urban environment and urban schools first provides context for the role of the professional school counselor in such a setting....
Urban School Counseling: Implications for Practice and Training
The authors present two school counselors' case scenarios to illustrate training and the delivery of effective school counseling services in an urban society. Urban education is viewed here as being more than the teaching of low-status people and represents...