The Professional School Counselor: An Advocate for Students, 1st Edition

  • Jeannine R. Studer University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • ISBN-10: 1111830983  |  ISBN-13: 9781111830984
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2005 | Published
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In THE PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR: AN ADVOCATE FOR STUDENTS, you'll explore the role of the counselor, program development, professional issues, diversity issues and crisis intervention. The book provides actual case examples and dialogues, as well as concrete skills and interventions that can be used in the school setting.

Features and Benefits

  • The book presents the foundations of school counseling, including its history, legal and ethical issues, and methods of working with students with diverse backgrounds (such as special needs).
  • Section Two, "Contextual Dimensions of School Counseling," features an understanding of how the school counseling program relates to the entire school mission, including matters relating to accountability, career development, and prevention and intervention strategies.
  • Authentic case examples, dialogs, hands-on strategies, and skills help students to understand and apply the concepts that Studer presents.
  • Studer includes information on program development including the ASCA National Standards and Model as a prototype for comprehensive, developmental school counselor programs.
  • Information on counseling and guidance, such as the school counselor's role in group work, partnering with families, and expressive arts in counseling school-aged youth, gives students examples of the counselor's role in various situations.
  • The text discusses supervision in clinical experiences, consultation, and the importance of collaboration.

Table of Contents

1. From Guidance Worker to Professional School Counselor.
2. The Professional School Counselor and Legal and Ethical Issues.
3. The Culturally Sensitive Professional School Counselor.
4. Students with Special Needs.
5. The Developmental, Comprehensive School Counselor Program.
6. The Professional School Counselor and Accountability.
7. The Professional School Counselor's Role in Career Development.
8. The Professional School Counselor's Role in Testing and Assessment.
9. The Internet's Influence on the School Counseling Profession.
10. Crisis Counseling and Critical Incident Management.
11. The School Counselor and Family Partnership.
12. Planning and Implementing Group Work in the Schools.
13. Expressive Arts in Counseling Children and Adolescents.
14. The Supervision Process and the Professional School Counselor as a Consultant.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"Jeannine Studer’s book on the role of the professional school counselor as an advocate for students is an excellent resource and class text for an introduction or foundations of school counseling course. Her book offers the breadth required by this topic and an array of pragmatic, hands-on activities required by counseling students. Two components of this text in particular make it a first-rate resource for school counselors and school counselor educators. First, the book’s broad makeup increases its value not only as an introductory text but as a useful resource for several courses in the field of counselor education. Second, the book’s wealth of activities, exercises, and case examples aid in the instruction of this material and in students’ learning and comprehension."

— Aaron Oberman, University of West Virginia


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeannine R. Studer

Jeannine Studer is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She began the first School Counselor program at Heidelberg College where she served as Program Coordinator and Director of Graduate Studies. She was an Associate Professor and Co-coordinator of the School Counselor program at California State University, Stanislaus, prior to her appointment at the University of Tennessee. Professor Studer has eighteen years of experience as a School Counselor and is an active member in the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, and the American School Counselor Association. She has published a number of journal articles and has made numerous presentations at state and national conferences.