"This is the go-to training manual for those who received minimal behavioral exposure in their counseling program."
—Katy Olweiler, Counselor
Lakeside School, Seattle, WA
"After reading this book, I found myself thinking more behaviorally with my interactions with students. I plan to refer back to this book for ideas for fine-tuning some of what I do."
—Cynthia Knowles, Prevention Specialist
Livonia Central School District, NY
How counselors can improve intervention outcomes by employing a behavioral model!
With a focus on observing and analyzing student actions, behavioral counseling has proven to be effective in treating a wide range of student problems.
Thinking and Acting Like a Behavioral School Counselor explains the core constructs of behavioral counseling and provides extensive illustrative material to help new and experienced school counselors translate theory into practice. Emphasizing skill development, Richard D. Parsons offers clear guidance to processing student data, developing case conceptualizations, and implementing treatment plans. This concise text includes:
- A reflective, meaning-making model as a basis for effective school counseling
- An introduction to the fundamentals of behavioral analysis
- Clinical illustrations of intervention strategies targeting behavior modification
- In-depth case studies and guided practice exercises
Like the companion books on cognitive, eclectic, and solution-focused counseling, this exceptional resource transcends basic theory to help school counselors not only think like an expert, but act like one as well.