ERIC Number: ED402536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Developmental School Counseling Programs: From Theory to Practice.
Paisley, Pamela O.; Hubbard, Glenda T.
Many children and adolescents fall through the cracks of counseling systems that rely on crisis intervention. This text provides an understanding of how human development occurs and it suggests guidelines and strategies for promoting positive development. Although primarily focused for school counselors, the book could also help school psychologists, social workers, parents, and teachers interested in learning more about development and how to promote it. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One addresses developmental theories and their impact on school counseling programs. The chapters in Part Two provide sample programs based on the developmental principles covered in Part One. Representative developmental lesson plans, which appear in Part Three, cover six topical areas: school success, effective problem solving, identity formation, respect for self and others, wellness, and dealing with change. Part Four offers an additional approach to developmental and proactive programming by offering K-12 goals and competencies in three domains: personal/social, educational, and career-vocational. Throughout the book, an emphasis is placed on the counseling program being an integral part of the total learning experience. Such programs must have a strong theoretical foundation and they must reflect a commitment to serving the whole child. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Children, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Pupil Personnel Workers, School Counseling, School Counselors, School Guidance, Student Development, Student Needs
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (ACA Order No. 72582, $23.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.