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Peers, parents, culture and the counselor

Adolescent identity: Peers, parents, culture and the counselor Blewitt, Pamela The search for identity, considered the primary developmental task of the adolescent period, is very much affected by the social world: peers, parents, schools, and neighborhoods. All are in turn influenced by the cultural and historical context in which the adolescent’s identity is formed. Counselors […]

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Planning and establishing a private practice, The

business of counseling: Planning and establishing a private practice, The Carney, Jamie S Many professionals in counseling will at some time or another, at least consider, the option of going into private practice. This consideration might be motivated by many factors encompassing career and personal issues alike. Mid-career practitioners might desire to have more autonomy […]

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role of the professional counselor in the 21st century, The

role of the professional counselor in the 21st century, The Alterkruse, Michael K Coexisting in the field of mental health are various professional groups that perform similar services for their clientele and use the term process counseling. Historically, mental health disciplines have used the term generically to describe a specific process. In general, counseling refers […]

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Uncovering the hidden causes of bullying and school violence

Uncovering the hidden causes of bullying and school violence Weinhold, Barry K Because the bulk of the iceberg that the Titanic hit on April 14, 1912, was invisible to the ship’s captain, this great ship sank to the bottom of the ocean. On April 20, 1999, our great nation also hit a largely invisible iceberg […]

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Social Skills Training in Schools

Social Skills Training in Schools Cook, Mary N When children experience emotional or behavior problems in school, school counselors are typically the first line of defense. Frequently teachers and parents initially bring their concerns about students to the counselors. The task of screening for emotional problems and assessing for the need for a referral to […]

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Consulting With Parents of Elementary School Children

Consulting With Parents of Elementary School Children McFadden, Stephen W Elementary school counselors consult with parents primarily to help them establish a positive home environment and to reduce the impact that home issues can have on their child’s ability to learn in school. The consultation needs of parents and teachers have a great deal in […]

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Program Evaluation: Looking in the Mirror

Program Evaluation: Looking in the Mirror Hackney, Harold One of the most challenging assignments in professional practice is looking in the mirror. Indeed, the natural tendency among professional organizations, whether they be schools, agencies, or government entities, is to develop a process that stabilizes the organization. There is good reason for seeking stability. Stability simplifies […]

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Play therapy

Play therapy Landreth, Garry Children are not miniature adults. Just as their world is a world of concrete realities, so, too, their means of communicating their world is done on a child’s developmental level through play. Play has long been recognized as having a significant role in the children’s lives. As early as the 18th […]

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Practical guidelines for group counseling

Experiencing loss: Practical guidelines for group counseling Vernon, Ann Although we typically equate loss with death, loss is more accurately considered within the broader context of what occurs when something or someone close to us is no longer present (Locke, 1994). Loss is an inescapable and prevalent theme throughout our lives, a theme intricately tied […]

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Using New Attitudes and Technology to Change the Developmental Counseling Focus for Older Populations

Using New Attitudes and Technology to Change the Developmental Counseling Focus for Older Populations Thomas, M Carolyn The dual challenges of a growing elderly population and the rapid advances in technology call for counselors to discard or drastically change traditional attitudes and counseling techniques with older people and produce more appropriate approaches for the new […]