Career and College Readiness Counseling in P-12 Schools, Second Edition

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Career and College Readiness Counseling in P-12 Schools, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826136145

Author: Jennifer Curry PhD, Amy Milsom DEd

$85.00

Description 

Praise for the First Edition:

"Serves as an excellent foundational text…I am very thankful that the authors wrote this text. [It] is written for school counselors by school counselor educators!"

-Gene Eakin, PhD, School Counseling Program Lead, Oregon State University

"The school counseling focus makes it unique… This is…a great improvement to other texts I’ve used and I plan to continue using it."

-Dr. Carolyn Berger, Chair, Department of Counseling, Nova Southeastern University

Fully updated to serve the needs of school counselors in training, this remains the only text to present a comprehensive, developmental, and practical approach to preparing school counselors to conceptualize the career development and college-readiness needs of P-12 students. The second edition reflects the ASCA’s new Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success, which focuses on college and career-readiness standards for all students, 2016 CACREP Standards, and the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act. The text is uniquely grounded in developmental, ecosystemic, and career theories as a basis for career interventions.

Considering the range of psychosocial, cognitive, and academic development spanning P-12 students, the authors review relevant developmental and career theories as a foundation for the design of sequential and developmentally appropriate career and college-readiness curricula and interventions. The text provides school counselors and educators concrete examples of how to select, implement, and evaluate the outcomes of interventions grounded in various career counseling theories and addresses career development and college readiness needs by grade level. Also included is expanded information on diversity; reflections and advice from actual school counselors; updated statistics, references, and appendices; and an updated Instructor’s Manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Features a “Building a College-Going Culture” section that expands coverage on college readiness counseling
  • Reflects updated legislation and policy information including ASCA’s new Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success, 2016 CACREP Standards, Every Students Succeeds Act, and the Reach Higher Initiative
  • Completely new chapter on college and career decision making
  • "Voices from the Field" highlighting experiences from actual school counselors
  • Enhanced instructor resources including Instructor’s Guide, test bank, and PowerPoint slides

Key Features:

  • The only comprehensive text devoted to career and college counseling for school counselors; written by former school counselors
  • Disseminates current data and research focusing on college readiness needs of diverse populations
  • Includes interventions grounded in theory and connected to national standards

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 13, 2017
  • Page Count 408
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826136145

About The Author(s) 

Jennifer R. Curry, PhD, is an associate professor in the counselor education program at Louisiana State University. Her professional experience includes investigating sexual assault of children ages 11 and under, and serving as a professional school counselor in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Her research interests include career and college readiness and school counselor development. She has published three books: Career Counseling, published by Springer; African Americans Career and College Readiness: the Journey Unraveled, coedited with M. Ann Shillingford-Butler; and Integrating Play Therapy in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, coedited with Laura Fazio-Griffith. She has presented her work nationally and internationally on a wide range of school counseling topics at over 50 professional conferences. Additionally, she has served as guest editor of the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) Professional School Counseling journal and as an editorial board member for 6 years. Dr. Curry has also served as a delegate of ASCA's national assembly, president of the Louisiana School Counselor Association, and president of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. She is the recipient of the Vanderbilt's Roger Aubrey Northstar Award, the American Counseling Association's Ross Trust Award for School Counseling, the Biggs-Pine publication award, ASERVIC's Meritorious Service Award and Judi Miranti Lifetime Service Award, LSU's College of Education Early Career Award, Louisiana School Counselor Association's Publication Award, and Louisiana Counseling Association's Advocacy Award.

Amy Milsom, DEd, LPC-S, NCC, is a professor of counselor education at Clemson University and the coordinator of the school counseling program. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, a Master of Education degree in counselor education, and a Doctor of Education degree in counselor education from Penn State University. She has over 20 years of experience in the counseling field as a counselor educator, a middle and high school counselor, and provider of counseling services to children, adolescents, and college students. A past editor of Professional School Counseling, she has a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and editorial experience. Her research focuses on counselor preparation in general but mainly on school counselor education and students with disabilities, with an emphasis on postsecondary transition planning and college readiness for students with disabilities. Dr. Milsom serves on multiple journal editorial boards and regularly conducts CACREP accreditation site visits. Most recently, she has assisted in the development of training modules for school counselors and others working with P-12 students, which are produced as part of the College and Career Counseling Initiative by the Southern Region Education Board.

Table of Contents 

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. P–12 Career and College Readiness: Ecosystemic, Developmental Considerations

Current Trends in Career and College Readiness

Federal Initiatives

An Ecosystems Approach to P–12 Career and College Readiness

Historical Developments in Career Theory Related to Children and Adolescents

Career and College Readiness Skills

The Roles of Stakeholders in Career and College Readiness

How to Use This Book to Prepare for P–12 Career and College Readiness Programming in Schools

Summary

References

2. P–12 Career and College Readiness: Preparing All Students for a Postsecondary Plan

The School Counselor’s Role: Creating a Career and College Readiness Culture

Does College Pay Off?

Understanding the Value of a Degree in Context

Advising the College-Bound Student

The Career-Bound Student

Helping Students Research Career and Technical Programs

Resources to Facilitate College Decision Making

Final Thoughts

Summary

References

3. P–12 Career and College Readiness: Professional Preparation

Career and College Readiness Counseling Competencies

Preparation for Providing Career and College Readiness Interventions in Schools

Summary

References

4. P–12 Career and College Readiness: Cultural Considerations

Special Population Considerations

Advocacy and Equity in P–12 Career and College Readiness

Summary

References

5. P–12 Career and College Readiness: Assessment and Evaluation

Purpose of Career and College Readiness Assessment

Choosing Career and College Readiness Assessments

Career and College Readiness Assessments

Using Assessment Results: Evaluation

Summary

References

6. P–12 Career and College Readiness: Curriculum Development

Choosing a Curriculum Foundation

Writing Curriculum Objectives

Choosing Interventions and Writing Lesson Plans

Implementing the Curriculum

Evaluating Outcomes

Summary

References

7. Career and College Readiness for Grades P–1: Exposure and Awareness

Career and College Readiness for PreK, Kindergarten, and First Grade

Developmental Overview

Relevant Career Theory for PreK, K, and First-Grade Students: Gottfredson (1981)and Young (1983)

Play Techniques and Career and College Exposure for P–1 Students

The School Counselor and the Core Counseling Curriculum

Importance of Stakeholders

Summary

References

8. Career and College Readiness for Grades 2 and 3: Career Play and Exploration

Developmental Overview

Relevant Career and Systems Theory: Bourdieu (1977) and Gottfredson (1981)

The School Counselor and Core Counseling Curriculum

School Counseling Interventions

Importance of Stakeholders

Summary

References

9. Career and College Readiness for Grades 4 and 5: Preparing for the Middle School Transition

Developmental Overview

Relevant Career Theory: Bandura (1977), Gottfredson (1981), Young (1983), and Super (1980)

The Middle School Transition

The School Counselor and the Core Counseling Curriculum

Importance of Stakeholders

The Fifth- to Sixth-Grade Transition

Summary

References

10. Career and College Readiness for Grades 6 and 7: Promoting Self-Awareness

Developmental Overview

Career Theory and Development: Gottfredson (1981), Holland (1973), and Young (1983)

Middle School Career and College Readiness

The School Counseling Curriculum

Promoting STEM Careers in Middle School

Engaging Stakeholders

Summary

References

11. Career and College Readiness for Grade 8: High School Transition Planning

Developmental Overview

Relevant Career Theories: Gottfredson (1981), Holland (1973), and Young (1983)

Eighth-Grade Student Career and College Readiness Outcomes

Career and College Readiness Interventions

Partnering With Parents and the Community

Facilitating the Eighth- to Ninth-Grade Transition

Summary

References

12. Career and College Readiness for Grade 9: Focus on Academic and Work Habits

Developmental Overview

Relevant Career Theories: Gottfredson (1981), Holland (1973), and Super (1980)

Facilitating the Eighth- to Ninth-Grade Transition: Follow-Up Activities

The High School Academic Pathway

Ninth-Grade Student Career and College Readiness Outcomes

Career and College Readiness Interventions: Collaborating With Teachers

Summary

References

13. Career and College Readiness for Grade 10: Career and College Planning

Developmental Overview

Relevant Career Theory: Super (1980) and Lent, Brown, and Hackett (1994)

Mindsets and Behaviors for 10th Grade

Summary

References

14. Career and College Readiness for Grade 11: Beginning the Career and College Transition

Developmental Overview

Relevant Career Theory: Lent, Brown, and Hackett (1994) and Savickas (2005)

11th-Grade Curriculum Development

Interventions: Collaborating With Teachers

Targeted Counseling Interventions

Summary

References

15. Career and College Readiness for Grade 12: Postsecondary Transitions

Developmental Overview

Relevant Career Theory: Savickas (2005) and Brown (2002)

12th-Grade Curriculum Development

Counseling and Educational Interventions

Celebrating the High School Transition

Summary

References

16. Appendices

A: National Career Development Association Minimum Competencies for Multicultural Career Counseling and Development

B: Career Counselor Assessment and Evaluation Competencies

C: ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K–12 College and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student

D: ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors

Author Index

Subject Index

Editorial Review(s) 

"Praise for the First Edition: "The school counseling focus makes it unique… This is…a great improvement to other texts I’ve used and I plan to continue using it.""

-- Dr. Carolyn Berger, Chair, Department of Counseling, Nova Southeastern University

"Praise for the First Edition:"Serves as an excellent foundational text…I am very thankful that the authors wrote this text. [It] is written for school counselors by school counselor educators!"

-- Dr. George Eakin, PhD, School Counseling Program Lead, Oregon State University