The Transformed School Counselor,
4th Edition

Carol A. Dahir, Carolyn Stone

ISBN-13: 9780357764770
Copyright 2024 | Published
560 pages | List Price: USD $187.95

Prepare for real-world practice with Dahir/Stone's THE TRANSFORMED SCHOOL COUNSELOR, 4E. You learn to apply theories and make effective data-driven decisions. You also learn to lead, advocate and consult in order to foster social justice and equity and improve your future students' opportunities for success. Updates throughout this edition integrate the 2019 ASCA National Model and align with 2023 CACREP standards as content demonstrates how the school counseling profession has transformed to meet the needs of today's students. You examine your sphere of influence from a systemic perspective and study societal and educational changes that impact counseling, including the economy, technology, family structures, standards-based education and culturally sustaining practices. New case studies, insights from practitioners, the latest research and contemporary illustrations reinforce your learning and help you prepare for success.


1. Today’s Schools: A Microcosm of Society
2. Counseling Theory in Schools.
3. Counseling Practice in Schools.
4. School Counselors as Leaders.
5. School Counselors as Advocates.
6. Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors.
7. Implementing the ASCA National Model.
8. Accountability and Data-Driven Decision Making.
9. Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices .
10. Differentiated Needs: MTSS, Section 504, Special Education, and Individualized Education.
11. Creating a Safe, Supportive, and Respectful School Culture and Climate
12. School Counselors as Consultants.
13. School Counselors as Coordinators, Collaborators, and Managers of Resources.
14. All Students Career and College Ready.
15. Transitioning into the Field of School Counseling.

  • Carol A. Dahir

    Carol A. Dahir, Ed.D., is a professor and the former chair of the school counseling department at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). In addition to working as an elementary teacher and middle school counselor, she spent 14 years as supervisor of school counseling programs and student support services. Since 1995, she has served as a consultant for numerous state departments of education, school systems, school counselor associations and national organizations. As the project director for both the American School Counselor Association's National Standards and Planning for Life (career development), she has focused her writing, research and presentations on excellence, accountability and continuous improvement for school counselors. A past president of the New York State School Counselor Association, she served on the governing board for the American School Counselor Association as a vice president for postsecondary/supervisors and as a North Atlantic Region trustee for the National Career Development Association. She additionally received the Life Career Achievement Award from the New York State School Counselor Association. An accomplished national presenter, Dr. Dahir has delivered more than 400 workshops in 48 states and in 12 countries. She has authored more than 75 publications as well as ASCA's Sharing the Vision: The National Standards for School Counseling Programs and Vision Into Action: Implementing the National Standards. She has also collaborated with Dr. Carolyn Stone for three editions of SCHOOL COUNSELOR ACCOUNTABILITY: A MEASURE OF STUDENT SUCCESS.

  • Carolyn Stone

    Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., is a professor of counselor education at the University of North Florida, where she teaches and researches in the area of school counselors and accountability. She also guides school counselors negotiating the legal and ethical complications of working with minors in schools. Prior to becoming a counselor educator in 1995, Dr. Stone spent twenty-two years with Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Florida, where she served as a middle school teacher, elementary and high school counselor. She also supervised 225 school counselors. She was the 2006 president of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and is in her twentieth year as ASCA's ethics chair. In 2010, ASCA awarded Dr. Stone its highest honor--the Mary Gerke Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, she was awarded the Florida School Counselor's Association's Robert Myrick Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Stone was the principal investigator (PI) of the Transformed School Counselor Initiative and is currently the PI for her fourth GEAR UP grant. She is the past president of the Florida Counseling Association and the Florida Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors. She has delivered more than 700 workshops in 50 states and 18 countries and has authored three books, including SCHOOL COUNSELING PRINCIPLES: ETHICS AND LAW. She has also written dozens of journal articles and more than one hundred ASCA columns. Dr. Stone's professional path in middle school teaching, elementary and high school counseling and supervision for counselors in a large urban school district and counselor education has equipped her with firsthand experience and understanding of the professional world of school counselors.

  • NEW CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS ALL SUBSTANTIAL NEW NATIONAL INITIATIVES AND REVISIONS FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS. Updates discuss the 2019 American School Counselor Association (ASCA)'s National Model, 3E; the 2021 ASCA Behaviors and Mindsets for College and Career Readiness; the 2022 American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards; the 2014 American Counseling Association Code of Ethics; the 2023 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards; and the Revised American School Counselor Association (ASCA) position statements.

  • FULLY REVISED CHAPTER ON LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES (CH. 6) INCORPORATES THE LATEST CHANGES TO THE INTERPRETATION OF FEDERAL LAWS. New content examines Title IX for sexual harassment and transgender youth. Updates also present the results of recent national surveys that explore ASCA school counselors' opinions on child abuse reporting; case notes; and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning and transgender students. This chapter also discusses dozens of court cases, such as Bostock v. Clayton and G.G. v Gloucester, that impact day-to-day challenges for school counselors.

  • THIS EDITION INTEGRATES THE NEWLY REDESIGNED 2019 ASCA NATIONAL MODEL. A full Chapter (Ch. 7) focuses on comprehensive school counseling and the redesigned 2019 ASCA National Model. This edition thoroughly integrates the new model across all content areas, using specific, practical examples to illustrate the model's various components. A new discussion of Recognized ASCA Model Programs (RAMP) recipients highlights their contributions to student success.

  • COMPLETELY REVISED CHAPTER (CH. 8) INCORPORATES THE NEWLY REVISED ASCA NATIONAL MODEL'S APPROACH TO ACCOUNTABILITY. This updated chapter on accountability focuses on the latest ASCA National Model's approach with current examples of counselors around the country and their success with accountability initiatives.

  • REDESIGNED CHAPTER (CH. 9) EXPANDS DISCUSSION BEYOND DIVERSITY TO EXAMINE CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES. In addition to covering all aspects of diversity, expanded material within this chapter emphasizes the school counselor's role in developing a culturally responsive school environment. New material also reviews sustaining practices to support students, families and school communities.

  • REVISED CHAPTER ON COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS (CH. 14) INTEGRATES THE LATEST FEDERAL INITIATIVES. Updates throughout this chapter include the most up-to-date information on federal initiatives. Readers examine the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which emphasizes college and career readiness and access for every high school student.

  • TIMELY CONTENT IS RELEVANT TO TODAY'S SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND CONTEMPORARY PREK-12 STUDENT POPULATIONS. Your pre-service graduate students are able to apply chapter concepts to real-world dilemmas. A school-based scenario in every chapter asks students to consider contemporary issues, such as closing opportunity gaps. Every chapter concludes with a response to the chapter's opening scenario from a practicing school counselor. This response lets students compare their own solutions to those from practicing professionals.

  • EACH CHAPTER OPENS WITH AN ENGAGING CASE SCENARIO AND CLOSES WITH PROFESSIONAL INSIGHTS. A case scenario at the start of each chapter illustrates the chapter concepts that follow and prompts students to critically think through a typical school-based situation. At the chapter's conclusion, students compare their responses to opinions or insights about the scenario from a practicing school counselor and leading expert in the "Voices from the Field" feature. Topics range from motivational interviewing to implementing the ASCA National Model.

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES CORRESPOND WITH ACCREDITATION EXPECTATIONS. Content aligns with the 2023 Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This edition also corresponds with the ASCA School Counselor Competencies, American Counseling Association Ethical Codes, the 2022 ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors and the 2021 ASCA Student Standards: Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success K-12 College-, Career- and Life-Readiness Standards for Every Student.

  • UPDATES EMPHASIZE HOW TECHNOLOGY TOOLS CAN STRENGTHEN COUNSELING EFFORTS. Students clearly see how use of technology is critical in school counselor training and practice. Recent examples illustrate how to use technology efficiently and effectively to expand counseling services and strengthen communication. Each chapter concludes with a list of digital tools and web-based support resources that are essential to school counseling success.

  • PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES AND MEANINGFUL ASSIGNMENTS LET STUDENTS APPLY THE PRINCIPLES THEY'VE LEARNED. Each chapter includes a series of practical applications for class activities or assignments. These hands-on applications are designed to work well in either a face-to-face or blended teaching format, for your flexibility.

  • INSIGHTFUL CHAPTER (CH. 10) ADDRESSES WORKING WITH SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS TODAY. This chapter introduces special insights, unique strategies and possible challenges involved in working with student populations that have special needs. Students examine the role of the school counselor specifically related to multi-tiered systems of support and positive behavior intervention supports.

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