Portrait and Model of a School Counselor

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Lahaska Press, 2005 - Education - 210 pages
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Designed to supplement any school counseling course, this text profiles elementary school counselor Claudia Vangstad—her vision, identity, beliefs, capabilities, and behaviors—within the context of her school and community. The authors used Vangstad's experience to construct a model of a school counselor-in-action and provide a broad framework for thinking and working like one. The authors hope to encourage students to evaluate their own beliefs through the study of this example.

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John M. Littrell, Ph.D., is the author of thirty-plus articles and five chapters in professional journals and books. During a Faculty Improvement Leave during the 1985-86 academic year, Dr. Littrell was a Fulbright Professor in Malaysia. His current area of interest is brief counseling, a way of speeding up the process of change. Dr. Littrell has presented twenty-five national and international brief counseling workshops for the American Counseling Association. Recently, he authored Brief Counseling in Action and produced five brief counseling videotapes. Currently, he is coauthoring a research-based book, Counselor as Educational Leader: Transforming a School Culture, based on an analysis of an outstanding elementary school counselor. In his spare time, he writes short-story mysteries based on famous counselors and therapists who solve murders that occur in their practice. Freud's story is titled Death on the Analyst's Couch.

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