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. 3, No. 3, February

Addressing the Needs of Foster Children within a School Counseling Program
Helping professionals working with a child who is a victim of neglect and abuse typically expect that foster care placement will signify the end of the child's prolonged experience of trauma. For foster children themselves, however, foster care placement...
Adolescent Unresolved Grief in Response to the Death of a Mother
The grief processes of young children and adults have been studied in depth. However, adolescent bereavement, particularly in response to the death of a parent, is an area of limited research (Clark, Pynoos, & Goebel, 1996; Garber, 1995; Harris,...
A New Challenge for School Counselors: Children Who Are Homeless
Typically, programs that prepare people in school counseling offer courses and experiential work in areas such as theories and practices of counseling, organization and administration of school programs, and child counseling. This preparation, however...
Expanding Collaborative Partnerships among School Counselors and School Psychologists
School counselors recognize the importance of collaborating with other school personnel. Along with counseling and coordination, consultation is viewed as an important strategy for effectively delivering guidance services in schools (Allen, 1994; Bleuer...
From the Editor
Even the casual observer of United States society notices the shifting dynamics of contemporary life with all its complexities, stressors, and challenges. No longer can school counselors afford to narrow the scope and focus of their work and interventions....
Inthe Wake of Tragedy at Columbine High School
All of the victims have been laid to rest as a result of the tragedy at Columbine High School. The memorials erected across the street at Clement Park by people from all over the world have been torn down. The dramatic media coverage has decreased to...
Multicultrual Conflict Resolution: Development, Implementation and Assessment of a Program for Third Graders
The inescapable conflict occurring between students in elementary schools provides counselors teachers, and administrators a unique opportunity to teach students essential life skills for asserting themselves, de-escalating potentially violent situations,...
Perfectionistic Children and Adolescents: Implications for School Counselors
Perfectionistic children and adolescents are easy to recognize. Teachers and parents describe these children and adolescents as having incredibly neat desks, giving up recess to finish some assignment or project, complaining any time they have a collaborative...
Relationships among Elementary School Counselors and Principals: A Unique Bond
The addition of counselors and their guidance and counseling programs is relatively new to many elementary schools (Hardesty & Dillard, 1994) and a unique experience for many principals and counselors. Research has indicated that the support of the...
Resource: The PASSPORT Program: A Journey through Emotional, Social, Cognitive, and Self-Development
The PASSPORT Program: A Journey Through Emotional, Social, Cognitive, and Self-Development by Ann Vernon; Champaign, IL: Research Press; 1998. Today's youth are growing up in a significantly different world than years ago. Many young people are using...
The Experiences of the Rural School Counselor
Although the rural context is not an unusual topic within education programs, there is a notable lack of systematic investigation regarding the daily experiences of rural school counselors among counselor educators (DeBlassie & Ludeman, 1973; jeffery,...
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