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. 9, No. 1, October

A Closer Examination of Bipolar Disorder in School-Age Children
Children who present with severe behavioral concerns may be diagnosed as having other commonly diagnosed childhood disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and/or conduct disorder, among others, when...
A Model of Girls' School Delinquency: School Bonding and Reputation
Using a longitudinal national database, the authors conducted a path analysis of girls' school delinquency to determine the indirect and direct effects of socioeconomic status, parental involvement, bonding to school, and girls' self-perception of...
Changing Schools, Changing Counselors: A Qualitative Study of School Administrators' Conceptions of the School Counselor Role
This qualitative study utilized a grounded theory methodology to assess the conceptions about the school counselor role held by 26 administrators employed in public elementary, middle, or high schools. The study was designed to build a deeper understanding...
Child Abuse Reporting by School Counselors
A sample of school counselors (N = 263) in one Midwestern state completed questionnaires to share their child abuse reporting behaviors, influences with regard to making a decision to report, and perceived barriers to the reporting process. Participants...
Collaborative Action Research and School Counselors
Collaborative action research is an effective tool for helping school counselors to strengthen the link between practice and research. Action research methods for school counselors are summarized, and a model for collaborative action research linking...
Collective Self-Esteem and Burnout in Professional School Counselors
The authors examined the relationship between collective self-esteem (i.e., the extent to which school counselors possess favorable perceptions of their professional or social group) and professional burnout in a sample of 533 school counselors. They...
Comprehensive School Counseling Programs and Academic Achievement-A Rejoinder to Brown and Trusty
In this brief article, the author responds to Brown and Trusty's assertion that based on the deficiencies of existing comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP) research, school counselors need not focus their time and effort on showing causal...
Exciting Developments: CEUs, New Associate Editor, and Online Manuscript Submission
I want to take this opportunity to bring Professional School Counseling readers up to date on three exciting new developments we're launching with this issue. First, we are excited to announce that starting with this issue, ASCA is now offering PSC...
My Class Inventory-Short Form as an Accountability Tool for Elementary School Counselors to Measure Classroom Climate
A psychometric study with more than 2,800 upper-elementary-age students examined the reliability and factorial validity of the My Class Inventory-Short Form (MCI-SF). Factor analytic and structural equation modeling results suggested that the original...
School Counselors, Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, and Academic Achievement: Are School Counselors Promising More Than They Can Deliver?
The ASCA National Model[R] (ASCA, 2003) suggests that the school counselor's primary mission is the improvement of academic achievement. This article examines the research literature regarding school counselors' efforts related to academic achievement...
The ASCA National Model, Accountability, and Establishing Causal Links between School Counselors' Activities and Student Outcomes: A Reply to Sink
Sink takes exception to two of the assertions made in the article "School Counselors, Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, and Academic Achievement: Are School Counselors Promising More Than They Can Deliver?" In this article, the authors respond...
Training School Counselors in Program Evaluation
Today's school counselors are faced with demands to demonstrate the impact and effectiveness of their counseling programs. Twenty-eight school counselors from a large Southwestern school district participated in a program evaluation training workshop...
When Theory Collides with Practice: One Day in the Life of a Middle School Counselor
Viktor Frankl (1984) stated, "One of the main features of human existence is the capacity to rise above such conditions, to grow beyond them. Man is capable of changing the world for the better if possible and of changing himself for the better if...
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