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Recent innovations in small-N designs for research and practice in professional school counseling

Recent innovations in small-N designs for research and practice in professional school counseling Dennis McDougall This article illustrates an innovative small-N research design that researchers and practitioners can use to investigate questions of interest in professional school counseling. The distributed criterion (DC) design integrates elements of three classic small-N research designs–the changing criterion, reversal, and […]

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are school counselors promising more than they can deliver?

School counselors, comprehensive school counseling programs, and academic achievement: are school counselors promising more than they can deliver? Duane Brown The ASCA National Model[R] (ASCA, 2003) suggests that the school counselor’s primary mission is the improvement of academic achievement. This article examines the research literature regarding school counselors’ efforts related to academic achievement and concludes […]

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a systemic approach and the school counselor

A safe school climate: a systemic approach and the school counselor Thomas J. Hernandez School violence continues to plague our nation’s K-12 schools (Adams, 2000; Anderson, 1998; Lockwood, 1997; Welsh, 2000). Not only does school violence create a climate of fear and emotional unrest in a school, it is also an obstacle to the learning […]

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an examination of contemporary issues and effective school-based strategies

Counseling at-risk Afro-American youth: an examination of contemporary issues and effective school-based strategies Lisa Fusick Many Afro-American children are considered to be “at-risk” due to a variety of social and economical factors. This article first reviews the (fleets of racism on Afro-American youth and examines the results of barriers caused by negative stereotyping within counseling […]

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An ethics quiz for school counselors

An ethics quiz for school counselors – Special issue: legal and ethical issues in school counseling Theodore P. Remley, Jr. All practicing counselors, including those in schools, are encouraged to review the contents of the professional codes of ethics that apply to them and to consult ethical standards documents when ethical dilemmas arise (Corey, Corey, […]

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A model of girls’ school delinquency: school bonding and reputation

A model of girls’ school delinquency: school bonding and reputation Sang Min Lee Using a longitudinal national database, the authors conducted a path analysis of girls’ school delinquency to determine the indirect and direct effects of socioeconomic status, parental involvement, bonding to school, and girls’ self-perception of reputation on school delinquency during middle school and […]

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Record keeping and the school counselor

Record keeping and the school counselor Lynn Merlone A survey of elementary and middle school counselors revealed confusion and diverse practices regarding the storage, sharing, and destruction of counselors’ notes. A literature review found guidelines developed at a conference convened by the Russell Sage Foundation in 1969. This article categorizes student data according to how […]

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Does psychotherapy help some students? An overview of psychotherapy outcome research

Does psychotherapy help some students? An overview of psychotherapy outcome research Kelly C. Eder This article provides a brief overview of the outcome research on psychotherapy with children and adolescents. Outcome research indicates that psychotherapy can be effective with both children and adolescents, with meta-analyses indicating that youth who participated in this type of intervention […]

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Integrating academic interventions into small group counseling in elementary school

Integrating academic interventions into small group counseling in elementary school Sam Steen Professional school counselors face the challenge of delivering guidance and counseling services to students while connecting to the educational mission of schools. This article is a summary and evaluation of a small group counseling program that targets academic issues while addressing personal/social issues […]

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School counselors’ perceptions of biracial children: a pilot study

School counselors’ perceptions of biracial children: a pilot study Henry L. Harris Biracial children represent a growing segment of America’s increasingly diverse population. According to Kalish (1995), data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) showed between 1978 and 1992, the number of biracial children born in the United States increased more than 50%, […]