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School Counseling Program Development Series

$45: Non-Member

$35: KSCA Member

The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (3rd edition)

An absolute MUST for every school counselor! The ASCA National Model reflects a comprehensive approach to the design, implementation and evaluation of a school counseling program that improves student success. The publication defines the school counselor's role in implementation of a program based on the principles of leadership, advocacy, collaboration and systemic change and provides step-by-step tools to build each component of the program including foundation, management, delivery and accountability. This third edition has been revised to reflect current education practices and enhanced to include additional templates that will assist school counselors in developing an exemplary school counseling program.

Once you receive your print copy, you have the option of "registering" it to receive electronic copies of the templates, or you may register it to receive a discount on purchasing the digital version.

$45: Non-Member

$35: KSCA Member

The “ASCA National Model Implementation Guide: Foundation, Management and Accountability”

This text is a supplement to “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” and is designed to provide further insight about how to implement a comprehensive school counseling program. This guide will help you apply your knowledge of the ASCA National Model in ways that can enhance the work you already do and perhaps add additional components in your program in order to have a fully implemented comprehensive school counseling program. Each section of this guide includes a description of a specific component of the ASCA National Model, suggestions on where to start with each component, do’s and don’ts, examples of what each component might look like, templates to assist with completion and tips for applying for the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP).

$25: Non-Member

$20: KSCA Member

Making DATA Work (3rd Edition)

The third edition of "Making DATA Work" aligns with the third edition of "The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs," which emphasizes the importance of using data to drive school counseling program development, implementation and evaluation. "Making DATA Work," by Carol Kaffenberger, Ph.D., and Anita Young, Ph.D., complements the ASCA National Model by providing step-by-step implementation strategies, skill-building activities, examples and resources to help school counselors develop program goals, collect and analyze data and share their findings with key stakeholders. (ASCA, 2013)

$25: Non-Member

$20: KSCA Member

Making Diversity Work: Creating Culturally Competent School Counseling Programs

"Making Diversity Work, an ASCA National Model publication," supports school counselors' efforts to promote achievement and equity for all students. This workbook provides examples, step-by-step strategies and resources for improving the cultural competence of each aspect of the school counseling program. It also includes ideas for culturally responsive programming and services along with offering suggestions for enhancing school counselors' cultural awareness and skills.

(ASCA, 2012)

$25: Non-Member

$20: KSCA Member

School Counselor Leadership: An Essential Practice

School counselor leadership is a critical theme of the ASCA National Model and a key practice for implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. This book, by Anita Young, Ph.D., and Marcy Miller-Kneale, builds a framework for enhancing school counseling leadership capacity for K-12 school counselors and district/state school counseling supervisors. Reflective activities, examples and resources based on research allow readers to gain the knowledge and skills to employ effective leadership practices that promote student success. (ASCA, 2013)

$40: Non-Member

$30: KSCA Member

School Counseling Principles: Mentoring, Supervising and Coaching

Today’s school counselors need to be effective leaders and change agents. Unfortunately, these roles are rarely addressed fully during the graduate training. This book, by Felicia L. Wilczenski, Ed.D.; Rebecca A. Schumacher, Ed.D.; and Amy L. Cook,Ph.D., teaches school counselors the imperative skills of mentoring and supervising to aid in their interactions with graduate students completing a practicum or internships. School counselors also serve as mentors and supervisors when they assume leadership positions.

(ASCA, 2010)

$40: Non-Member

$30: KSCA Member

School Counseling Principles: Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future: A History of School Counseling

Over the past 100-plus years, school counseling has evolved from a focus on vocational guidance delivered by teachers to the comprehensive school counseling programs we have today. This book, by Norman C. Gysbers, Ph.D., traces the development of school counseling from its beginnings in the early 1900s to the present time. Designed for both school counselors in training and practicing school counselors, "Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future" helps school counselors gain an appreciation of the profession's rich heritage.

(ASCA, 2010)

Legal & Ethical Principles

$40: Non-Member

$30: KSCA Member

School Counseling Principles: Ethics and Law (Fourth Edition)

This practical guide addresses school counselors and their work through a legal and ethical lens. More than 100 cases representing school counselors’ daily dilemmas in working with minors in schools are answered through the application of court cases. The case study approach helps connect real school counseling issues to critical federal and state statutes, ASCA’s Ethical Standards for School Counselors, case law and typical school board policies. The fourth edition aligns with the 2016 ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors and contains new information on court cases since the last edition. The fourth edition also includes quizzes at the end of each chapter for school counselor educators to use in their classes.

$40: Non-Member

$30: KSCA Member

School counselors face challenging ethical and legal issues every day. This new edition of “Ethical and Legal Issues in School Counseling” provides valuable information to help you meet your daily legal and ethical challenges head-on. This book is a compilation of highly informative and relevant journal articles published since the previous edition. The introductory sections contain guidelines and added perspective to these issues, making the book a must-have for all school counselors. This publication provides concrete and practical suggestions for addressing complicated ethical and legal situations, including how-tos on key issues such as confi dentiality, managing suicidal or potentially violent students, child abuse and neglect, mental disorders of children and supervision of counselors.

School Counselor Resource Series

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

School Counselor Resource Seriies: Organizational Skills Boot Camp

It's vital for students to learn the skills needed to be organized at school and in all other respects of life. Not only do we need to teach the skills, but we need to impart the societal value of organization and efficiency. This Resource Series publication contains a ready-to-implement intervention program complete with lesson plans, suggestions and reproducible materials so you can begin the task of improving student success through better organization.

$25: Non-Member

$20: KSCA Member

School Counselor Resource Series: Group Counseling With Elementary Students

From friendship issues to coping with loss to changing family situations, elementary school counselors encounter student needs every day. But when time is short and resources are limited, counseling groups can effectively address a host of academic, career and persona/social/emotional issues. This guide contains programs of 10-12 sessions for three groups: a grief and loss group, a social skills group and a parental separation group.

$25: Non-Member

$20: KSCA Member

School Counselor Resource Series: Mastering Test Anxiety

Test-taking skills are important assets that help individuals flourish and excel in school and beyond, but many students struggle with test anxiety. Learning relaxation techniques and strategies to reframe tests as opportunities will help students go from surviving in school to thriving. This Resource Series publication contains a comprehensive 12-week curriculum including lesson plans, suggestions and reproducible materials for use with a group or class.

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

Dealing With Deployment: A Small-Group Curriculum for Elementary and Middle School Students

It is no surprise that children and adolescents who experience the deployment of a family member or significant other face a number of unique challenges and changes that may wreak havoc on their lives. War has, unfortunately, become a common reality for many in our world today. This curriculum, targeted to elementary and middle school students, covers a variety of activities school counselors can use in small-group or individual counseling sessions.

From feelings journals to bulletin board displays, walls of honor to patriotic acts in the community, “Dealing with Deployment" provides a wealth of sample lesson plans, as well as pre- and post-tests. Whether used in small-group or in individual counseling, the curriculum presented is detailed and aligned with the ASCA National Model so it can be used effectively in a comprehensive school counseling program.

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

Fostering Resilience and Strength

Today's youth have seen and experienced the best and worst in our world. This resource provides lesson plans and activities to engage students in the counseling process and help them develop resilience characteristics and personal strengths to deal with personal adversity and our changing world. The lessons can be adapted for students from upper elementary through high school and may be useful for individual and small-group counseling sessions as well as classroom guidance lessons. (ASCA, 2008)

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

Empowering Students: A New Approach to Addressing Problem Behaviors

Students with behavior problems often feel disconnected from school. This Resource Series curriculum guide focuses on students' rights and responsibilities as members of the school and the community at large. It engages students in serious discussions, requiring them to think critically and ask questions. They learn to understand both their rights and the responsibilities attached to those rights. Through discussions around Supreme Court decisions and other issues pertaining to school-aged children, students begin to see what they are "giving up" when they misbehave instead of what is being taken away, building a sense of empowerment and more connectedness to school.

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

School Counselor Resource Series: Working with Your Administrator

An effective school counselor-principal relationship is characterized by a shared vision of student success, collaboration and high mutual professional regard. Discover the magic formula to developing a good working relationship with your principal through professional learning teams with this Resource Series publication.

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

School Counselor Resource Series: Managing the Three C's: Culture, Class and Conflict

School counselors are in a unique position to provide services to students, teachers, parents and community members that will enhance the school's cultural climate and, in turn, benefit students' academic achievement of all students. This Resource Series publication, by Denelle Wallace, Ph.D., provides lesson plans for school counselors in exploring culture, class and conflict with students through small-group or classroom guidance sessions. Targeted to grades 6-12.

(ASCA, 2010)

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

Making Smart Choices: Social and Emotional Skills for Adolescent Girls

The Smart Girl curriculum inspires middle school girls to make smart choices and become confident, capable and self-reliant young women. Through its program structure, the activity-based curriculum and mentor-led format, the Smart Girl program guides girls to:

  • Reduce vulnerability to self-destructive behaviors
  • Develop leadership, group and social skills
  • Learn and practice critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Increase self-awareness, self-efficacy and self-respect
  • Develop attitudes and values that lead to success in life

The Smart-Girl Program works with small groups of adolescent girls through a 36- to 130-hour, activity-based, experiential curriculum.

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

Bibliotherapy: Every Book Tells a Story, Grades K-4

Targeted to grades K-4, this ASCA School Counselor Resource Series publication provides suggested books and lesson plans for a variety of topics: listening skills, friendship, facing fears, changes, asking questions, competition, appreciating differences, leisure, school success and more. Each lesson is tied to the appropriate ASCA National Standards for Student Competencies. The book also contains numerous reproducible handouts.

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

The Brotherhood: A Mentoring Program for African-American Males

This Resource Series publication, by Shelby Wyatt, Ed.D., teaches school counselors how to develop a yearlong school-based male mentoring program, founded on the principle of each one teach one. The guide covers the five steps to creating the program, as well as details on the introduction, cohesion, working and termination stages, as well as a sample calendar, suggested meeting topics, supplies/resources needed.

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

Job-Seeking Success

Need help landing your first job after graduate school? Not quite sure how to approach it or what administrators and school counseling supervisors currently expect from candidates? ASCA's newest Resource Series publication, "Job-Seeking Success: Tips and Techniques to Help You Land Your Dream Job," provides all the ins and outs new school counselors need to know. Learn how to make yourself stand out from all the other applicants, what to do and not do in an interview, how to follow up after interviews and why it's important to keep your digital footprint "clean."

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

Choice Theory: Using Choice Theory and Reality Therapy to Enhance Student Achievement and Responsibility

Teaching students to be responsible for their behavior and choices can be a difficult task for school counselors, teachers and parents. The concepts and lessons in this guide are based on the principles of choice theory and reality therapy and are designed to teach students how to make responsible choices through self-evaluation and proper planning. These lessons can be implemented in individual and small-group counseling sessions, classroom guidance lessons, as well as taught to teachers and parents to implement in the classroom and at home. The activities can be adapted for students in upper elementary through high school.

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

Classroom Guidance, Naturally: Nature-Based Lessons for Elementary School Students

Wherever in the world you deliver your classroom guidance lessons, nature will help your students learn. Natural elements have been credited with great power since ancient times. This Resource Series publication, by Barbara Flom, Ph.D., provides lesson plans for elementary school students focused on myriad character- and leadership-building topics but all based on a nature theme.

(ASCA, 2010)

$20: Non-Member

$15: KSCA Member

School Counselor Resource Series: Teaching Life Skills Through Physical Activity

It is no surprise that physical activity improves overall health. However, in addition to its physical benefits, school counselors can also use it to promote positive social, emotional and academic development. This publication contains 12 lessons to incorporate physical activity into your school counseling core curriculum with students in grades 4-8. Lessons cover:

Lesson 1 – Respecting Each Other: We’re all Different

Lesson 2 – Teamwork: Nonverbal Communication

Lesson 3 – Effort: Where Hard Work meets Fun

Lesson 4 – Cooperation: Working Hard Together

Lesson 5 – Showing your Strengths Together

Lesson 6 – Caring for Others

Lesson 7 – Self-Direction: Dare Yourself to Look Silly

Lesson 8 – Cheering on your Teammates

Lesson 9 – Including Others

Lesson 10 – Finding your Voice as an Individual and Group

Lesson 11 – Leading Others: Your Turn to Take Ownership

Lesson 12 – The Power of the Group