ERIC Number: ED346411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Developmental Guidance and Counseling: A Practical Approach.
Myrick, Robert D.
This document provides a framework and reference for counselors, and identifies skills and experiences needed by students as a part of attending school and becoming successful. The first chapter discusses the emergence of developmental guidance and counseling. School guidance and counseling are defined, and the formative years are discussed. Four approaches to guidance and counseling are presented. The second chapter presents a comprehensive approach to guidance and counseling. Basic assumptions and needs, the theory of developmental guidance, curriculum and goals and principles of developmental guidance, and the roles of school personnel in guidance are examined. The third chapter considers the teacher as student advisor. The Teachers as Advisors Program (TAP) is described, and the counselor's role in TAP is defined. Building support for TAP, counselor-teacher relationships, and school guidance committees are discussed. The fourth chapter identifies the counselor as a developmental guidance specialist. Counseling theories, the developmental counselor, a practical approach to the counselor's role, basic counselor interventions, managing interventions, and managing counselor priorities are discussed. The fifth chapter considers the counselor as facilitator. The facilitative model, and facilitative processes, responses, and activities are examined. The sixth through tenth chapters discuss counselor interventions. Individual counseling, small group counseling, large group guidance, peer facilitator projects, and consultation are examined. The 11th chapter addresses the counselor as a guidance coordinator and the 12th chapter focuses on the counselor and accountability. (LLL)
Descriptors: Accountability, Comprehensive Guidance, Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education, School Counseling, School Counselors, School Guidance, Student Development
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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