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McMullen, Patrick R.; Chae, Nancy; Backer, Adrienne – Professional Counselor, 2019
The Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program (RAMP) designation aims to acknowledge school counselors who deliver comprehensive data-driven programs. However, there is little research to date that examines RAMP schools and associated factors with this designation. Therefore, we compared the characteristics of schools that…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, School Counselors, Professional Associations, Professional Recognition
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Dack, Hilary; Merlin-Knoblich, Clare – Professional Counselor, 2019
Although the American School Counselor Association National Model reflects the importance of high-quality school counseling core curriculum, or classroom guidance, as part of a comprehensive school counseling program, school counselors are often challenged by the complexities of designing an effective classroom guidance curriculum. This conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Counseling, School Counselors, Core Curriculum
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Belser, Christopher T.; Shillingford, M. Ann; Daire, Andrew P.; Prescod, Diandra J.; Dagley, Melissa A. – Professional Counselor, 2018
The United States is facing a crisis with respect to filling job vacancies within science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) industries and with students completing STEM undergraduate degrees. In addition, disparities exist for females and ethnic minorities within STEM fields. Whereas prior research has centered on disparities in STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Academic Persistence, Career Development
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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Hale, Robyn W. – Professional Counselor, 2016
The non-cognitive factors (NCFs) endorsed by Sedlacek (2004) appear to align with the core values of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). This article explores theoretical and empirical evidence that suggests REBT fosters the development of NCFs. School counselors can promote non-cognitive development by embedding REBT throughout direct and…
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Counselors, Behavior Modification, Affective Behavior
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Schmidt, Robert C. – Professional Counselor, 2016
Mental health practitioners working within school or community settings may at any time find themselves working with youth presenting with suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Although always well intended, practitioners are making significant clinical decisions that have high potential for influencing a range of outcomes, including very negative…
Descriptors: Risk, Risk Assessment, Suicide, School Counseling
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Mullen, Patrick R.; Gutierrez, Daniel – Professional Counselor, 2016
The burnout and stress experienced by school counselors is likely to have a negative influence on the services they provide to students, but there is little research exploring the relationship among these variables. Therefore, we report findings from our study that examined the relationship between practicing school counselors' (N = 926) reported…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Burnout, Correlation, Counseling Effectiveness
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Robertson, Heather C.; Brott, Pamelia E. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Many military veterans face the challenging transition to civilian employment. Military veteran members of a national program, Troops to Teachers, were surveyed regarding life satisfaction and related internal/external career transition variables. Participants included military veterans who were currently or had previously transitioned to K-12…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Midlife Transitions, Military Personnel, Veterans
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Martin, Ian; Carey, John – Professional Counselor, 2014
A logic model was developed based on an analysis of the 2012 American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model in order to provide direction for program evaluation initiatives. The logic model identified three outcomes (increased student achievement/gap reduction, increased school counseling program resources, and systemic change and…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Models, Program Evaluation, Guides
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Bardhoshi, Gerta; Schweinle, Amy; Duncan, Kelly – Professional Counselor, 2014
This mixed-methods study investigated the relationship between burnout and performing noncounseling duties among a national sample of professional school counselors, while identifying school factors that could attenuate this relationship. Results of regression analyses indicate that performing noncounseling duties significantly predicted burnout…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Burnout, Work Environment
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Parker, Mashone; Henfield, Malik S. – Professional Counselor, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine school counselors' perceptions of vicarious trauma. Consensual qualitative research (CQR) methodology was used. Six school counselors were interviewed. Three primary domains emerged from the data: (a) ambiguous vicarious trauma, (b) support system significance, and (c) importance of level of…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Trauma
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Palmer, Lauren E.; Erford, Bradley T. – Professional Counselor, 2012
This study explored the prediction of student outcome variables from the ASCA national model level of program implementation. A total sampling of schools from two suburban school districts was conducted. Outcome variables were measures of math and reading achievement scores, attendance and graduation rates. Such measures play a central role in…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Predictor Variables, Prediction, Program Implementation