ERIC Number: ED345186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Peters, Donald L.
This book targeted especially to those who counsel middle-school through high school students, shares experiences, concepts, happenings, and anecdotes of a school counselor. Concepts are presented for those interested in developing functional orientations in the area of helping relationships. The first chapter discusses the concept of help and presents anecdotes of a school counselor helping students. The second chapter discusses the relationship of theory and practice, focusing on the hierarchy of needs, the frustration-aggression cycle, and unconscious influences on behavior and perception. The third chapter presents eclectic approaches and talks about the needs of students. The fourth chapter presents anecdotes focusing on methods of working with students. The fifth chapter discusses listening and providing confidentiality. The sixth chapter is about empathy and the seventh, responsibility. The eighth chapter discusses the need to belong. The ninth chapter focuses on sexuality, including the emotional experience, belonging, and sex and the practicing school counselor. The 10th chapter discusses sexual abuse, its prevention, aftermath, and treatment of victims. The 11th chapter has as its theme drug abuse and the 12th drug abuse prevention. The 13th chapter discusses career counseling. The 14th deals with sex education, homosexuality, and suicide. The last chapter focuses on the role of the school counselor. A paper published in 1978 on the practice of counseling in the secondary school is reprinted in the appendix. Other appendixes contain information on the practice of counseling in the secondary school, recollections on participation in the counseling profession, and sample copies of the counselor's functional orientation worksheet. (ABL)
Descriptors: Counseling Objectives, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Helping Relationship, Intermediate Grades, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, School Counseling, School Counselors, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students
Accelerated Development Inc., Publishers, 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($27.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A