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2015

Volume 13, Number 1:

 

What Elementary Students Experience Outside of the Classroom: Children’s Responses to Social Exclusion

Sheila H. Chiffriller, Kelsey A. Kangos, and Lisa Milone, Pace University

 

Abstract

Social exclusion and the behaviors, thoughts, and feelings it evokes in children were examined in the present study. Two forms of exclusion were identified: being rejected and being ignored. Surveys were administered to third and fifth grade students in a Northeastern suburb in the United States to see how children respond overall and if younger and older elementary school students respond similarly. The students were asked to imagine themselves in four different peer situations in which they were included, rejected, or ignored and indicate how they would respond. Developmental differences and implications of the findings for counselors are discussed.

 

Citation

Chiffriller, S. H., Kangos, K. A., & Milone, L. (2015). What elementary students experience outside of the classroom: Children’s responses to social exclusion. Journal of School Counseling, 13(1). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v13n1.pdf

 

Type of Article

Theory and Research

 

Volume 13, Number 2:

 

Supervision of School Counseling Students: A Focus on Personal Growth, Wellness, and Development

Adina Smith and Rebecca L. Koltz, Montana State University

 

Abstract

Results of a grounded theory study exploring the experiences and processes of school counseling students’ professional and personal growth are provided. The researchers used focus groups over a two-year period to better comprehend students their experiences of growth. Several themes emerged: defining personal growth, wellness, and clinical growth as a professional school counselor. Within each of these major themes several sub-themes exist. Given that this was a grounded theory study, a model regarding how school counselors’ experience and process both professional and clinical growth is included. Finally, implications for school counselors working as supervisors of practicum and internship students are provided with the intent to help supervisors understand the developmental differences and needs for counseling students.

 

Citation

Smith, A., & Koltz, R. L. (2015). Supervision of school counseling students: A focus on personal growth, wellness, and development. Journal of School Counseling, 13(2). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v13n2.pdf

 

Type of Article

Theory and Research

 

Volume 13, Number 3:

 

What Factors Sustain Professional Growth Among School Counselors?

Varda Konstam and Amy L. Cook, University of Massachusetts Boston, Sara Tomek, University of Alabama, and Esmaeil Mahdavi, Robert Gracia, and Alexander H. Bayne, University of Massachusetts Boston

 

Abstract

This study examined relationships among self-reported professional expertise, organizational support of evidence-based practices (EBP), and professional growth. Data were collected from 85 members of American School Counseling Association (ASCA). School counselors with higher self-reported expertise reported that they were more likely to improve their school counseling skills. Those with more years of experience supervising school counselors also reported greater professional expertise. No linear relationship was found between organizational support of EBP and perceived professional expertise, which may be attributed to lack of adequate structural and organizational school supports. Implications for future research, counselor development, and supervision are discussed.

 

Citation

Konstam, V., Cook, A. L., Tomek, S., Mahdavi, E., Gracia, R., & Bayne, A. H. (2015). What factors sustain professional growth among school counselors? Journal of School Counseling, 13(3). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v13n3.pdf

 

Type of Article

Theory and Research

 

Volume 13, Number 4:

 

Elementary School Counselors’ Collaboration With Community Mental Health Providers

Kristen Moran, Clemson University, and Nancy Bodenhorn, Virginia Tech

 

Abstract

Perceptions and experiences of elementary school counselors’ collaborative efforts with community mental health providers are examined through this exploratory phenomenological study. Ten participants engaged in two in-depth interviews. Collaboration was considered an effective way to increase services to students and their families. Six themes emerged: interactions in collaboration, commitment to collaboration, benefits of collaboration, components of effective collaboration, barriers to collaboration, and changes needed to collaboration. Implications for school counselors and counselor educators are discussed.

 

Citation

Moran, K., & Bodenhorn, N. (2015). Elementary school counselors’ collaboration with community mental health providers. Journal of School Counseling, 13(4). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v13n4.pdf

 

Type of Article

Theory and Research

 

Volume 13, Number 5:

 

White School Counselors Becoming Racial Justice Allies to Students of Color: A Call to the Field of School Counseling

Lauren J. Moss, Kutztown University, and Anneliese A. Singh, The University of Georgia

 

Abstract

White school counselors must consider how racial identity, and whiteness as a construct, influences their work with students of color. This article addresses opportunities for White school counselors regarding how they may become allies to students of color and suggests way in which counselor educators can support the ally identity development in graduate students who are preparing to become school counselors. Intersections of racial privilege and ally identity development for White school counselors are described (Kendall, 2006; Mindrup, Spray & Lamberghini-West, 2011), and recommendations to the field of school counseling are made. Tenets of critical race theory (Ladson-Billings & Tate, 1995) and relational cultural theory (Jordan, 2010) are recommended as a theoretical framework for White school counselors’ efforts.

 

Citation

Moss, L. J., & Singh, A. A. (2015). White school counselors becoming racial justice allies to students of color: A call to the field of school counseling. Journal of School Counseling, 13(5). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v13n5.pdf

 

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Volume 13, Number 6:

 

Assisting High School Students with Career Indecision Using a Shortened Form of the Career Construction Interview

Mark C. Rehfuss, Old Dominion University, and Pamela H. Sickinger, Simsbury High School

 

Abstract

A shortened form of the Career Construction Interview (CCI) was used to help high school students struggling with the career decision making process. The shortened instrument is described, as well as, its use with eleventh grade high school students who had low levels of career concern and career curiosity. Students who completed the exercise reported several themes that are introduced and discussed in the article. These themes reflected that the intervention was helpful and facilitated student self-understanding and career exploration. Practical applications for school counselors are discussed.

 

Citation

Rehfuss, M. C., & Sickinger, P. H. (2015). Assisting high school students with career indecision using a shortened form of the career construction interview. Journal of School Counseling, 13(6). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v13n6.pdf

 

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