ERIC Number: EJ864353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 6
Scholarly Promotion of Professional School Counseling: School Counselors and the "Georgia School Counseling Association Journal"
Bryant, Rhonda M.
Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, v1 n1 p14-15 2008
School counseling is a relative newcomer in the landscape of helping professions. Although the school counseling profession has roots in Davis' "guidance" curriculum introduced in the Grand Rapids, Michigan public school system's curriculum in 1907 and Parson's Vocational Bureau Movement of 1909, much has changed over the last 100 years. As a springboard from the professional preparation core offered by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP), the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has presented its National Model (ASCA, 2003) for practitioners to develop, implement, and evaluate school counseling programs. With the support of CACREP and ASCA initiatives, professional school counselors across the United States can receive direction on how to excel in the school counseling profession. In Georgia, however, new developments have underscored the need for professional school counselors to engage in an underutilized tool to promote the utility of school counseling: scholarly writing. In this article, the author aims to reiterate to school counselors the importance of promoting school counseling profession through scholarly research and publication. The author discusses the Georgia School Counseling Association and its journal, the "Georgia School Counseling Journal," which can be used by Georgia school counselors as a conduit to demonstrate how students have benefited from school counseling.
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Counselors, Professional Associations, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing for Publication, Professional Development
Georgia School Counselors Association. 2100 Roswell Road Suite 200C PMB 326, Marietta, GA 30662. Tel: 770-971-6002; Fax: 678-560-9112; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.gaschoolcounselors.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia