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Applying Techniques to Common Encounters in School Counseling: A Case-Based Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Rebekah T, Byrd, Bradley T. Erford

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 15, 2013

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For school counselors in training


School counseling students learn how to deal effectively with common, real life problems BEFORE they encounter them.


What is it really like to live the life of a professional school counselor? How does the theory presented in the classroom apply to the myriad of situations encountered in a real life, everyday school setting?


This guide helps counselors in training bridge the gap between theory and practice and lets them see how to theoretically frame or understand the problems and issues they encounter, how to proceed, and what action steps to take when they enter the field as school counselors. It’s the answer to the search so many beginning counselors make for concrete, grounded, real life examples of how to transfer and apply theory into practice, while developing the confidence necessary to do the job effectively.


In this book, case studies and scenarios give readers examples of many commonly encountered presenting issues. For each scenario the case is introduced, background information is supplied, and initial processing questions are included to aid in conceptualizing the case and taking related issues into account. The authors include a discussion of the theoretical models or frameworks used to address the issue, along with a table segmented by theoretical paradigm and grade level that includes other techniques that could be used in the presenting case. With these tools at their disposal, readers gain a firm understanding of the issues from several frames of reference, along with interventions meant to create movement toward a successful resolution.

Table of Contents



Section I: Introductory and Organizing Principles

Chapter 1: Case Studies in School Counseling by Rebekah Byrd and Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 2: Theories of Counseling by Dana Heller Levitt, Alissa Darnell, Bradley T. Erford, and Ann Vernon


Section II: Social Justice and Diversity Issues in School Counseling

Chapter 3: Social Justice by Rhonda M. Bryant, Tracy Knighton, and Delila Owens

Chapter 4: Advocacy (and the Use of Small Group Counseling for Students with AD/HD) by Melissa Beverly and Joyce A. DeVoss

Chapter 5: Multicultural Counseling in the Schools by Laura Bell and Tammy Davis

Chapter 6: Immigration by Miriam Eisenmenger

Chapter 7: Racism by Helen Runyan

Chapter 8: Existential-Spirituality in School Counseling by Molly B. Quick and Christopher A. Sink

Chapter 9: English Language Learners by Tim Grothaus, Tori Stone, Amy Upton, and Kie Anderson

Chapter 10: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning (LGBTQ) Issues in School Counseling by Jeffrey M. Warren and Jenna N. Warren


Section III: Academic Considerations in School Counseling

Chapter 11: Motivating the Unmotivated Student by Tracy MacDonald

Chapter 12: Working with Gifted Children by Elisabeth Bennett and Mary Brown

Chapter 13: College Access by Lindsey M. Nichols

Chapter 14: Counselors in Alternative Schools: The Last Line of Defense by Kimere K. Corthell, Lindy K. Parker, and Catalina Morillas

Chapter 15: Transitions and Student Attendance by Lacey L. Wallace


Section IV: Relational Aggression, Bullying and Violence in School Counseling

Chapter 16: Bullying (Relational Aggression) by Jasmine Graham

Chapter 17: Physical Aggression by Caron N. Coles

Chapter 18: Helping Students Who Are LGBTQ by Brandy K. Richeson and Rebekah Byrd

Chapter 19: Dating and Relational Violence by Laurie A. Vargas and Hugh C. Crethar


Section V: Individual Issues/Coping in School Counseling

Chapter 20: Chronic Illness by Heather McCarthy and Tammy Davis

Chapter 21: Helping Students with Grief and Loss Experiences by Stacy Solsaa and Kelly Duncan

Chapter 22: Addressing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom Using an Ecological Approach by Adria Shipp and Tara Hill

Chapter 23: Social Isolation by Maegan Vick and Charlotte Daughhetee

Chapter 24: Working with Students Displaying Defiant Behavior by Rebecca Christiansen and Kelly Duncan

Chapter 25: Helping Students with Anxiety by Nadine E. Garner and Brielle E. Valle

Chapter 26: Helping Students with Depression by Tricia Uppercue

Chapter 27: Self-Injury by Audrey Neuschafer


Section VI: Parental/Family Issues in School Counseling

Chapter 28: Working with Families by Denise B. Ebersole and Nadine E. Garner

Chapter 29: Children of Deployed Parents by Lacey L. Wallace

Chapter 30: Children of Divorce by Natalie Grubbs and Catherine Y. Chang

Chapter 31: Helping Children with Incarcerated Parents by Elisabeth Bennett and Tom O’Connor

Chapter 32: Children of Parents who Abuse Substances by Nadine Hartig, Sandy Kay, and Fran Steigerwald

Chapter 33: Physical Abuse by Latisha Walker Nelson

Chapter 34: Helping Students in Poverty by Jasmine Graham

Chapter 35: Working with Samantha, a Homelessness Child by Elisabeth Bennett and Laurie Curran


Section VII: Risky Behavior and Crisis Intervention in School Counseling

Chapter 36: Substance Use by Kami Wagner

Chapter 37: Adolescents, Sex, and STDs by Shannon Trice-Black and Morgan Riechel

Chapter 38: Helping Students with Eating Disorders by Natalie Grubbs and Catherine Y. Chang

Chapter 39: De-escalating Extreme Behaviors/Emotions by Helen Runyan and Tim Grothaus

Chapter 40: Gang Involvement by Christine Ward and Bianca Bekker Willman

Chapter 41: Suicide Prevention by Megan Kidron

Chapter 42: Helping Students Who Experience Disasters and Post Traumatic Stress by Jeffrey Brown and Jill M. Thompson


Section VIII: Legal and Ethical Considerations in School Counseling

Chapter 43: Responsible Technology Use (Social Networking) by Stefanie Johnson and Jeffrey M. Warren

Chapter 44: FERPA Issues in School Counseling by Charlotte Daughhetee and James Jackson

Chapter 45: Confidentiality with Minors by Katie Liebers

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