Table of Contents

Part I: The Specialty of School Counseling and Classroom Guidance as a Delivery Service

     Chapter 1: History of Counseling, Emergence of School Counseling, and Classroom Guidance

A Rich History

Counseling Today

Classroom Guidance as a Delivery Service

Professional Identity of School Counselors

     Chapter 2: The Three Broad Domains: Academic, Career, and Social/Emotional

Attending to the Needs of K12 Students in Three Developmental Domains

Part II: Developmental and Contextual Considerations for Classroom Guidance

     Chapter 3: The Elementary School

Elementary School Students

Strengths and Challenges of Elementary School Students

Comprehensive School Counseling Programs at the Elementary Level

What Is an Elementary School Like?

     Chapter 4: The Middle School

Adolescent Development

The Middle School Sam Steen, Joy Rose, Kristin Avina, Dana Jenkins

Classroom Guidance Programming: The Essential Component of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs in Middle School

Benefits of Classroom Guidance

Planning Classroom Guidance

Reflective Case Illustrations

     Chapter 5: The High School

Selling Classroom Guidance

Developmental and Contextual Considerations

Strengths and Challenges of Working with High School Students

Cultural Considerations

Career Development Considerations

Part III: Planning, Execution, and Evaluation of Classroom Guidance

     Chapter 6: Needs Assessment and Unit/Lesson Design

School Counseling Core Curriculum

Needs Assessments

Identifying Standards

Developing a Unit

Writing Objectives

Developing Classroom Guidance Lessons

Preparation and Organization


     Chapter 7: Delivery, Evaluation, Analysis, and Reporting

Presenting Classroom Guidance Programming

Data Collection

Reporting to Stakeholders

Counselor Performance Appraisal

ASCA School Counselor Performance Appraisal as it Related to Classroom Guidance Programming

     Chapter 8: Facilitation Skills and Classroom Management

Group Counseling Skills in Classroom Guidance Programming

Basic Counseling Skills in Classroom Guidance

Respect, Genuineness, Empathy, and Unconditional Positive Regard

Integrating Your Theoretical Orientation

The Basics of Teaching and Managing

Technology in the Classroom

Ethics in Classroom Guidance

Part IV: Other Considerations in Classroom Guidance

     Chapter 9: School Counselor as Active Collaborator

Counselor Consultant

Integration into Broader Academic Curriculum

School Counselors and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

Common Core Curriculum

Counselor in Leadership Roles

Professional Learning Communities

Homeroom Advisory Programs

Extending Learning and Leadership from School Staff to the Community

Marketing Comprehensive School Guidance Programs

     Chapter 10: Outcome Research and Future Directions of Classroom Guidance

Results of Effective Classroom Guidance Programming

Prevention Rather than Intervention

Teacher and Counselor Accountability

College- and Career-Readiness Focus

Components of College and Career Readiness

Diversity and Social Justice

Virtual Education/Schools and the Online Environment