School Counseling p k to 12For Testing on or after 9/1/2021

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Annotated Bibliography

The annotated bibliography that follows includes basic references that you may find useful in preparing for the exam. Each resource is linked to the competencies and skills found in Section 3 of this guide.

This bibliography is representative of the most important and most comprehensive texts as reflected in the competencies and skills. The Florida Department of Education does not endorse these references as the only appropriate sources for review; many comparable texts currently used in teacher preparation programs also cover the competencies and skills that are tested on the exam.

  1. American School Counselor Association. (2019). The ASCA national model implementation guide: Foundation, management, and accountability (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: American School Counselor Association.

    Provides insight about how to implement a comprehensive school counseling program. Each section includes a description of a specific component of the ASCA National Model, suggestions on where to start with each component, do's and don'ts, and examples of what each component might look like. Useful for review of competencies 2 and 8.

  2. American School Counselor Association. [Online].

    Official site of the American School Counselor Association. Searchable collection of position statements, articles, and other information. Broad-based source of current information. Useful for review of competencies 1through10.

  3. Corey, G. (2015). Theories and practice of group counseling (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

    Gives an in-depth overview of the 11 group counseling theories along with illustrative examples of how to put these theories into practice. Useful for review of competency 1.

  4. Curry, J., & Milsom, A. (2017). Career and college readiness counseling in P12 schools (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

    Presents a comprehensive, developmental, and practical approach and provides 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. Useful for review of competencies 4 and 7.

  5. Dimmitt, C., Carey, J., & Hatch, T. (2017). Evidence-based school counseling: Making a difference with data-driven practices (1st ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

    Provides tools and guidance for identifying evidence-based practices and using data in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and interventions. Includes skill-building guidelines for analyzing outcome research to inform planning, carrying out action research and building collaborative partnerships, and measuring student learning and behavior change. Useful for review of competencies 3, 8, and 9.

  6. Dinkmeyer, D., Carlson, J., & Michel, R. (2015). Consultation: Creating school-based interventions. New York, NY: Routledge.

    Adopts an approach of encouraging change in children by helping authority figures recognize and alter the part they may play in exacerbating negative behavior. Includes chapters on assessment and mindfulness, multicultural and diverse case examples, as well as access to online video sessions that accompany the text. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, and 5.

  7. Erford, B. (2014). Transforming the school counseling profession. New York, NY: Pearson Merrill/Prentice Hall.

    Demonstrates how to effectively implement systemic, data-driven school counseling programs. Illustrated with numerous applied examples, case studies, and vignettes. Useful for review of competencies 3 and 8.

  8. Gysbers, N., & Henderson, P. (2012). Developing and managing your school guidance and counseling program (5th ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

    Provides guidance on the steps necessary to transform a traditional, reactive one student at a time school counseling program into a program that is responsive and meets the academic, personal, social, and career needs of all students. Useful for review of competencies 3, 4, and 8.

  9. Hays, D. (2017). Assessment in counseling: Procedures and practices (6th ed.). Alexandria, VA: American School Counseling Association. Press.

    Addresses the basic principles of psychological assessment and measurement, recent changes in assessment procedures, and widely used tests in counseling practice. Covers assessment instruments used to evaluate substance abuse and other mental health disorders, intelligence, academic aptitude and achievement, career and life planning, personal interests and values, personality, and interpersonal relationships. Useful for review of competency 3.

  10. Myrick, R. (2011). Developmental guidance and counseling: A practical approach. Minneapolis, MN: Educational Media Corporation.

    Focuses on strategies and techniques for planning, designing, implementing, evaluating, and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program. Includes attention to diversity issues and emerging challenges in the field. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, and 10.

  11. Ratts, M., & Pedersen, P. (2014). Counseling for multiculturalism and social justice: Integration, theory, and application (4th ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

    Focuses on applying multiculturalism and social justice in various clinical settings with diverse client populations. Contains chapters on working with oppressed groups. Each of the chapters provides an illustrative case study and numerous counseling examples. Useful for review of competency 10.

  12. Sandoval, J. (2013). Crisis counseling, intervention, and prevention in schools. New York, NY: Routledge.

    Provides a crisis response overview, addresses crises for children and adolescents, and covers crises that manifest in adolescence. Discussions of the 16 most prevalent types of crises include their characteristics, causes, interventions, and preventive programs. Useful for review of competency 2.

  13. Sklare, G. (2014). Brief counseling that works: A solution-focused therapy approach for school counselors and other mental health professionals (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

    Provides insights and applications for solution-focused brief counseling (SFBC). Includes information about how to conduct brief, short-term sessions that lead to rapid, observable change and work with individuals in school and community settings. Useful for review of competency 1.

  14. Stone, C. (2017). School counseling principles: Ethics and law (4th ed.). Alexandria, VA: American School Counseling Association.

    Accessible text and current examples that are relevant to the school counseling experience. High-quality reference to consult about ethical and legal issues in school counseling. Useful for review of competencies 6 and 9.

  15. Vernon, A, & Schimmel, C. (2018). Counseling children & adolescents (5th ed.). San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

    Introduces several theories that have proven effective with young clients, along with information about developmentally and culturally appropriate interventions and counseling techniques. Useful for review of competency 1.


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