Wake up, counselors! : restoring counseling services for troubled teens
- Fibkins, William L.
- Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Education, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 
- Physical description
- 123 pages ; 23 cm
LB1620.5 .F479 2013
- Unknown LB1620.5 .F479 2013
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-123).
- Chapter 1: The Impact of the Demise of Personal Counseling Services in Our Schools Chapter 2: The Role of Personal Counseling of Troubled Students: Never Gained a Foothold in School Guidance Program Chapter 3: A Profession in Search of a Model for Change: Offering Solutions that are not Really Solutions Chapter 4: The Profession is Not Dead, Yet: Getting Some Help from the American School Counselor Association National Model Chapter 5: The Personal Counselor as an Observer, and Reporter of Student Behavior Chapter 6: The Role of the Personal Counselor as Advisor to the Principal Chapter 7: Selling the Personal Counseling Role with a Successful Intervention Program Chapter 8: Personal Counselors cannot solve all the Problems of Troubled Students: Skilled allies are Needed to join the Effort References.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Providing individual and group counseling for secondary school students was once a major priority for secondary school counselors. However, many guidance programs have abandoned this role, and counselors have become quasi-administrators who spend most of their time scheduling students for classes, managing mandated testing programs, resolving discipline issues, and advising students on college admissions. Counseling students on personal and well-being issues takes up a very small part of the time. In many school districts, social workers, student assistance counselors, and school psychologists have taken over the counseling duties. Critical issues are now causing school leaders to consider reorganizing school guidance staff so there is a cadre of counselors trained and charged with the mission of providing individual and group counseling for troubled teens. First, the number of troubled teens arriving at the schoolhouse door looking for help has exploded. Second, budget cuts have eliminated or drastically curtailed many of the services of social workers, student assistance counselors, and psychologists. The result? Many once open doors for help are now closed, and schools' counseling services are failing many students, parents, and educators in need of intervention. This book provides a new model in which well-trained counselors can once again regain their historic role in counseling troubled teens, parents, and training staff and students on the front lines to act -- not look the other way -- when they observe a student heading towards the margins of school life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- William L. Fibkins.