Higher Education

The Transformed School Counselor, 2nd Edition

  • Carol A. Dahir New York Institute of Technology
  • Carolyn Bishop Stone University of North Florida
  • ISBN-10: 128519120X  |  ISBN-13: 9781285191201
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2006
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.25
  • Newer Edition Available



Preparing readers for real-world practice, THE TRANSFORMED SCHOOL COUNSELOR, 2e teaches students to effectively use theories, data-driven decision making, leadership, advocacy, and consultation to improve their clients' scholastic achievement and foster social justice. Thoroughly integrating the ASCA National Model throughout, the text provides an excellent overview of how the school counseling profession has transformed to successfully meet the needs of 21st-century students. It challenges pre-service counselors to view their sphere of influence from a systemic perspective and develop an awareness of the major societal and educational changes impacting the school counselor, including economy, technology, family structures, standards-based education, and diversity. The cutting-edge Second Edition also includes an all-new chapter on working with special needs students and expanded coverage of diversity. Completely current, it is packed with new case studies, additional "Voices From the Field", the latest data available, and real-world illustrations. In addition, a host of expanded instructor's ancillaries helps maximize course planning and success.

Features and Benefits

  • Extremely relevant to today's school populations, THE TRANSFORMED SCHOOL COUNSELOR devotes an entire chapter to student diversity, including issues related to gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and culture, socio-economic status, and ability and disability.
  • Giving readers a chance to apply chapter concepts to real-world dilemmas, a school-based scenario in every chapter asks students to consider contemporary issues, such as closing the achievement gap and bullying. The chapter concludes with a response to this scenario by a practicing school counselor--enabling students to compare their solutions to the practices of professionals in the field.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes using counseling, consultation, and the coordination of services to impact the climate and culture of a school; advocating a social justice agenda and promoting equitable access to quality education; and implementing accountable school counseling programs.
  • The text also illustrates how to use technology to efficiently and effectively expand the delivery of services and communication.

Table of Contents

1. The New Vision of 21st Century School Counseling.
2. Counseling Theory in Schools.
3. Counseling Practice in Schools.
4. School Counselors as Leaders.
5. School Counselors as Advocates.
6. Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors.
7. Implementing the ASCA National Model.
8. School Counselor Accountability and Data Informed Practice.
9. Addressing Diversity from a Social Justice and Culturally Competent Perspective.
10. Working with Special Needs Students.
11. Promoting Safe and Respectful Learning Environments.
12. School Counselors as Consultants.
13. School Counselors as Coordinators and Collaborators, and Managers of Resources.
14. Career Planning and Student Transitions.
15. Transitioning into the Field of School Counseling.

What's New

  • Completely up to date, the exciting new Second Edition of THE TRANSFORMED SCHOOL COUNSELOR, 2e is packed with cutting-edge examples and illustrations. It also incorporates the CACREP 2009 standards, the ASCA School Counselor Competencies, and the revised ASCA National Standards.
  • The ASCA National Model is thoroughly integrated into in all chapters and tables. A new discussion of Recognized ASCA Model Programs (RAMP) recipients also highlights their contributions to student success.
  • New case studies clearly illustrate chapter concepts, while new Voices From the Field provide opinions and insights from leading experts.
  • The newly expanded Diversity Chapter includes more coverage on cultural competence.
  • An all-new chapter offers comprehensive coverage of the unique strategies and issues involved with working with special needs students.
  • Providing the ultimate flexibility, a more robust set of instructor's ancillaries helps instructors maximize classroom planning and course success! In addition, these helpful resources enable those new to a "transformed" text seamlessly transition from a more traditional book into a Transformed School Counselor.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0840056362 | ISBN-13: 9780840056368)

Bringing valuable tools right to your fingertips, the Online Instructor's Manual is packed with helpful resources to help you maximize your classroom planning and course success.

Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0840051689 | ISBN-13: 9780840051684)

Created specifically for the TRANSFORMED SCHOOL COUNSELOR, 2e, the robust Test Bank includes a wide assortment of questions to thoroughly test student understanding.

Helping Professions Learning Center, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111832161 | ISBN-13: 9781111832162)

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Student Supplements

Helping Professions Learning Center, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111832161 | ISBN-13: 9781111832162)

List Price = $30.00  | CengageBrain Price = $30.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carol A. Dahir

Carol A. Dahir, Ed.D., is a professor and the chair of the School Counseling Department at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). In addition to working as an elementary teacher and middle school counselor, she spent 14 years as supervisor of school counseling programs and student support services. Since 1995, she has served as a consultant for numerous state departments of education, school systems, school counselor associations, and national organizations. As the project director for both the American School Counselor Association's National Standards and Planning for Life (career development), she has focused her writing, research, and presentations on excellence, accountability, and continuous improvement for school counselors. A past president of the New York State School Counselor Association, she served on the governing board for the American School Counselor Association as a vice president for postsecondary/supervisors and as North Atlantic Region trustee for the National Career Development Association. An accomplished national presenter, Dr. Dahir has delivered more than 300 workshops in 46 states and in 12 countries. She has authored more than 75 publications, as well as ASCA's Sharing the Vision: The National Standards for School Counseling Programs and Vision Into Action: Implementing the National Standards. She has collaborated with Dr. Carolyn Stone for three editions of School Counselor Accountability: A Measure of Student Success (2004, 2007, 2011).

Carolyn Bishop Stone

Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., is a professor of Counselor Educator at the University of North Florida, where she teaches and researches in the area of school counselors and accountability as well as school counselors negotiating the legal and ethical complications of working with minors in schools. Prior to becoming a counselor educator in 1995, Dr. Stone spent 22 years with Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Florida, where she served as a middle school teacher, elementary and high school counselor, and supervisor of guidance for 225 counselors. She was the 2006 president of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and is in her eleventh year as ASCA's ethics chair. In 2010, ASCA awarded Dr. Stone its highest honor--the Mary Gerke Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, she was awarded the Florida School Counselor's Association's Robert Myrick Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Stone is a past president of the Florida Counseling Association and the Florida Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors. She has delivered more than 500 workshops in 50 states and 15 countries, and has authored three books and dozens of journal articles. Dr. Stone's professional path in elementary and high school counseling, middle school teaching, guidance supervision in a large urban school district, and counselor education has equipped her with firsthand experience and understanding of all facets of the professional world of school counselors.