Evidence-Based School Counseling
Making a Difference With Data-Driven Practices
- Carey Dimmitt - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
- John C. Carey - Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation, UMASS Amherst
- Trish Hatch - CEO and President, Hatching Results; San Diego State University, USA
Introduction to School Counseling
Measure the difference you make in students' academic, career, and personal/social development!
Today's school counselors are under enormous pressure to document their effectiveness by using data and producing quantitative accountability reports—whether or not they've had the appropriate training. This authoritative guide from highly respected counselor educators and trainers gives preservice and inservice school counselors the tools to knowledgeably identify evidence-based practices in their field and to use data in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and interventions.
Evidence-Based School Counseling provides a practical process for using evidence to determine three critical issues: what needs to be done, which interventions should be implemented, and whether or not the interventions are effective. Aligned with the American School Counselor Association's National Model, this resource offers counselors skill-building guidelines for:
- Selecting, collecting, and analyzing data for informed planning
- Carrying out action research and building collaborative partnerships
- Measuring student learning and behavior change
- Communicating results to stakeholders, and more
As counselors successfully incorporate data-based decision making and program planning into their work, they will witness positive academic and personal changes in the lives of their students.
"The dual scenarios at the beginning of each chapter give a great visual of what an evidence-based approach looks like."
"The move to evidence-based school counseling practice presents a daunting challenge, but the authors offer a sound argument as to why it must be met and then get busy explaining how to do what we need to do."
"School counselors and students of the profession receive specific guidelines and models for collecting and analyzing data, including tips on measuring student learning and behavior modification. An excellent guide counselors will appreciate."
"An utterly invaluable guide to measuring qualities and situations that would seem at first glance to deny quantification. Highly recommended for aspiring and working professionals in the field."
"What sets this book apart from its contemporaries is that it is both comprehensive and practical. The book is well written, well organized, and easy to read. It not only serves to educate but, equally important, to inspire change, innovation, and forward movement."
"An excellent contribution to the field of school counseling."
Easy to read information about becoming effective consumers of educational research
This text is used as a recommended text for the course to assist the students in many of their school counseling assignments.