Book Description

From the Back Cover The third edition of this bestselling book offers a wealth of proven strategies to help school counselors select reliable approaches to counseling elementary and middle school students. Thoroughly revised and updated, this Survival Guide is filled with practical materials to help counselors put in place and maintain exemplary school counseling programs. Step by step, Jack Schmidt?a noted expert on school counseling?shows counselors how to design a comprehensive counseling program, communicate effectively with students and fellow staff members, facilitate groups, promote positive school discipline, integrate a successful guidance curriculum, intervene in times of crisis, and take personal and professional care of oneself given the demands of the school counseling profession. A comprehensive resource, The Elementary/Middle School Counselor's Survival Guide includes a wealth of reproducible worksheets, letters, checklists, and forms designed to save time and effort for busy school counselors. Every chapter contains ideas to help counselors move beyond mere survival mode toward a flourishing career as an elementary or middle school counselor. Praise for The Elementary/Middle School Counselor's Survival Guide, Third Edition 'I've been a school counselor for thirty years and have seen hundreds of books for counselors. Jack Schmidt's Survival Guide is the only real 'nuts and bolts' publication on the market that provides the reader with all the valuable information to maintain an effective counseling program. This book needs to be on every counselor's desk!' ?Tom Carr, elementary school counselor, Hillsborough, North Carolina and president of the motivational corporation, 'Jack Schmidt has again demonstrated his keen eye in knowing what faces contemporary school counselors. He offers practicing and in-training counselors a superb balance of tried-and-true practices alongside the most modern requirements of our profession today.' ?Dr. Kurt L. Kraus, professor of counseling, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 100+ time-saving letters, checklists, and forms Practical tips and troubleshooting advice Student diversity, cyber-bullying, crisis intervention, and more Read more About the Author John J. (Jack) Schmidt, Ed.D., is professor emeritus of Counselor Education at East Carolina University. He is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books, including Making and Keeping Friends: Ready-to-Use Lessons, Stories, and Activities for Building Relationships. Read more