This practical handbook, designed to complement a theoretical text, is perfect for students who will be entering the workforce as school counselors as well as for seasoned school counselors who are ready to implement change in their programs. The book emphasizes developing, organizing, and administering school counseling programs. It not only explains to readers how to develop a school counseling program, but it also goes the extra step in teaching the skills needed and the process of developing a program. After completing this handbook, readers will be prepared to organize or reorganize their school guidance program on a developmental, comprehensive basis.
VanZandt (U. of Southern Maine) and Hayslip (a private consultant) explain how to develop a school counseling program, outlining the specific skills required and processes involved. Topics include team cooperation, goal prioritization, assignment of responsibility, organization of support, assessing the needs of students, and maximizing resources. Various models are considered, including a systems model, a cooperative learning model, and the Missouri model. Examples, anecdotes, exercises, and activities illustrate the book's key concepts, and present the opportunity to practice the skills it describes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)