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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Coker, Gwendolyn L.; Collins, Megan L. – Professional Counselor, 2019
The rate of school-aged children with incarcerated parents continues to rise in the United States. These children are especially prone to experiencing social-emotional, behavioral, and academic issues in school as a result of various factors, including general strain and stress associated with incarceration. Given their unique role in schools,…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Children, School Counselors, Parents
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Johnston, April D.; Midgett, Aida; Doumas, Diana M.; Moody, Steve – Professional Counselor, 2018
This mixed methods study assessed the appropriateness of an "aged-up," brief bullying bystander intervention (STAC) and explored the lived experiences of high school students trained in the program. Quantitative results included an increase in knowledge and confidence to intervene in bullying situations, awareness of bullying, and use of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation, Bullying, Intervention
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Ernst, Kimberly; Bardhoshi, Gerta; Lanthier, Richard P. – Professional Counselor, 2017
This study explored the relationships between demographic variables, self-efficacy and attachment style with a range of performed and preferred school counseling activities in a national sample of elementary school counselors (N = 515). Demographic variables, such as school counselor experience and American School Counselor Association (ASCA)…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Self Efficacy, School Counseling, School Counselors
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Zyromski, Brett; Mariani, Melissa; Kim, Boyoung; Lee, Sangmin; Carey, John – Professional Counselor, 2017
This study evaluated the impact of the Student Success Skills (SSS) classroom curriculum delivered in a naturalistic setting on the metacognitive functioning of 2,725 middle and high school students in Kentucky. SSS was implemented as one intervention to fulfill an Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant. Results in students' self-reports…
Descriptors: Metacognition, School Counselors, Learner Engagement, Pretests Posttests
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Betters-Bubon, Jennifer; Brunner, Todd; Kansteiner, Avery – Professional Counselor, 2016
Successful implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs should include culturally responsive practices to reduce disproportionality in school discipline referrals and create effective learning environments for all students. Sustaining culturally responsive PBIS programs requires attention to student demographics…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, Culturally Relevant Education, Positive Behavior Supports
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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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Mariani, Melissa; Webb, Linda; Villares, Elizabeth; Brigman, Greg – Professional Counselor, 2015
This study involved fifth-grade students (N = 336) from one Florida school district and examined prosocial behaviors, bullying behaviors, engagement in school success skills and perceptions of classroom climate between the treatment group who received the school counselor-led Student Success Skills classroom guidance program, and their peer…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Districts, Effect Size, Intervention
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Ruff, S. Beth; Keim, Michael A. – Professional Counselor, 2014
There are 1.2 million school-age children with military parents in the United States, and approximately 90% attend public schools. On average, military children move three times more often than their civilian peers. Tensions at home, enrollment issues, adapting to new schools, and a lack of familiarity with military culture by public school…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Military Service, Student Mobility, Special Needs Students
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Collins, Traci P. – Professional Counselor, 2014
School counselors are a well-positioned resource to reach the significant number of children and adolescents with mental health problems. In this special school counseling issue of "The Professional Counselor," some articles focus on systemic, top-down advocacy efforts as the point of intervention for addressing child and adolescent…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Health Needs, School Counselors
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Schiele, Bryn E.; Weist, Mark D.; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Stephan, Sharon H.; Lever, Nancy A. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Counseling self-efficacy (CSE), defined as one's beliefs about his or her ability to effectively counsel a client, is an important precursor of effective clinical practice. While research has explored the association of CSE with variables such as counselor training, aptitude and level of experience, little attention has been paid to CSE among…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, School Counseling
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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Gerler, Edwin R., Jr. – Professional Counselor, 2013
Consultation is an indirect service frequently offered as part of comprehensive school counseling programs. This study explored the efficacy of a specific model of consultation, rational emotive-social behavior consultation (RE-SBC). Elementary school teachers participated in face-to-face and online consultation groups aimed at influencing…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Consultation Programs, Beliefs