Wake Up Counselors!: Restoring Counseling Services For Troubled Teens by William L. FibkinsWake Up Counselors!: Restoring Counseling Services For Troubled Teens by William L. Fibkins

Wake Up Counselors!: Restoring Counseling Services For Troubled Teens

byWilliam L. Fibkins

Paperback | June 20, 2013

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Providing individual and group counseling for secondary school students was once a major priority for secondary school counselors. However, many guidance programs have abandoned this role, and counselors have become quasi-administrators who spend most of their time scheduling students for classes, managing mandated testing programs, resolving discipline issues, and advising students on college admissions. Counseling students on personal and well-being issues takes up a very small part of the time.In many school districts, social workers, student assistance counselors, and school psychologists have taken over the counseling duties. Critical issues are now causing school leaders to consider reorganizing school guidance staff so there is a cadre of counselors trained and charged with the mission of providing individual and group counseling for troubled teens. First, the number of troubled teens arriving at the schoolhouse door looking for help has exploded. Second, budget cuts have eliminated or drastically curtailed many of the services of social workers, student assistance counselors, and psychologists. The result? Many once open doors for help are now closed, and schools' counseling services are failing many students, parents, and educators in need of intervention. This book provides a new model in which well-trained counselors can once again regain their historic role in counseling troubled teens, parents, and training staff and students on the front lines to act -- not look the other way -- when they observe a student heading towards the margins of school life.
William L. Fibkins is an author and consultant specializing in training teachers as advisors, reorganizing guidance programs for today's world, and helping to implement intervention programs for troubled teens. He strongly advocates for programs that provide a "circle of wellness" for the entire school community, where any of its membe...
Title:Wake Up Counselors!: Restoring Counseling Services For Troubled TeensFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.89 × 5.94 × 0.38 inPublished:June 20, 2013Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Impact of the Demise of Personal Counseling Services in Our SchoolsChapter 2: The Role of Personal Counseling of Troubled Students: Never Gained a Foothold in School Guidance ProgramChapter 3: A Profession in Search of a Model for Change: Offering Solutions that are not Really SolutionsChapter 4: The Profession is Not Dead, Yet: Getting Some Help from the American School Counselor Association National ModelChapter 5: The Personal Counselor as an Observer, and Reporter of Student BehaviorChapter 6: The Role of the Personal Counselor as Advisor to the PrincipalChapter 7: Selling the Personal Counseling Role with a Successful Intervention ProgramChapter 8: Personal Counselors cannot solve all the Problems of Troubled Students: Skilled allies are Needed to join the EffortReferences

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Once again, Dr. Fibkins proposes a model for change that, although similar to earlier paradigms, addresses the complex needs and demands of 21st century students. One can only hope that preparatory programs and professional development opportunities will instill appropriate values and focus in counselors-to-be and counselors-in-fact; at the same time, I urge administrators to take this book to heart and to allow their staff to do what they are meant to do.