Transforming the School Counseling Profession by Bradley T. Erford


Transforming the School Counseling Profession by Bradley T. Erford

From one of the most respected authors in the field-a revision of the book that is transforming the way thousands of professional school counselors approach their work with students This book explains in a clear, concise manner how school counselors can effectively intervene systemically and personally on behalf of students, and how systemic, data-driven school counseling programs are effectively implemented through important leadership, advocacy, accountability, and diversity initiatives. School counselors in training get invaluable advice for preparing to enter their careers as a professional school counselors, and experienced professional school counselors and counselor supervisors get new perspectives and detailed descriptions for program development. Important foundational issues in developmental classroom guidance, individual and group counseling, consultation, collaboration and parental involvement, career and educational planning, and ethics and the law are introduced in easy to understand language, and illustrated with examples, case studies, and vignettes. This updated information in this revision helps readers keep pace with the rapidly changing field by accurately reflecting the changes in practice and in the literature, and by providing direction and leadership for future practice and scholarship.

About the Author

Bradley T. Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, LPC, LP, LSP, is the 2012-2013 President of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a professor in the school counseling program of the Education Specialties Department in the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland. He has authored or edited more than 24 books. His research specialization falls primarily in development and technical analysis of psycho-educational tests and outcomes research and has resulted in the publication of more than 60 refereed journal articles, more than 100 book chapters, and 15 published tests. He has received numerous awards for his scholarship and service to the counseling profession from ACA and the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), organizations within which he has held numerous leadership positions.

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496 pages


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Publication date

3rd January 2014



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