Thinking and Acting Like an Eclectic School Counselor
- Richard D. Parsons - West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA
Introduction to School Counseling
"This should become a standard graduate school text for up-and-coming school counselors. The author knows school counseling, school counselors, and what school counselors face on a daily basis. This book helps it all make sense, and makes it even easier to grow as a counselor."
—Gloria Avolio DePaul, Elementary School Counselor
School District of Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL
Blend individual therapeutic approaches into a model that works for you!
The process of behavioral change often transcends any single counseling methodology. However, successfully employing diverse intervention strategies requires a coherent framework and an integrated approach.
Richard D. Parsons presents a transtheoretical, or eclectic, model school counselors can use to evaluate student information, select the most effective interventions from a variety of theories, and coordinate the interventions with sequential steps for behavioral change. Following the format of the companion books on behavioral, cognitive, and solution-focused school counseling, this concise text includes:
- A reflective, meaning-making model as a basis for effective school counseling
- An introduction to the fundamental principles of eclectic or transtheoretical practice
- Clinical illustrations of eclectic intervention strategies that promote change
- In-depth case studies and guided practice exercises
Ideal for individual study or for use in group development, this practical guide allows new and less experienced practitioners to grow from "novice" to "expert" through ample opportunities for practice and feedback.
"The transtheoretical model presented in this book describes an approach that is easily implemented by school counselors. The clear explanations and useful examples help the reader understand the ideas."
"This should become a standard grad school text for up and coming school counselors. The author knows school counseling, school counselors, and what school counselors face on a daily basis. This book helps it all make sense, and makes it even easier to grow as a counselor."
"The case studies truly assist the reader in understanding how to implement the concepts to create change. The book provides practical ideas and strategies that can easily be implemented in school counseling sessions."