Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools is a text and workbook designed to help aspiring school practitioners (school psychologists, school counsellors, and school social workers) gain the necessary theoretical background and skill set to work effectively with youth in schools. The text covers all the basic therapeutic models used in working with children, such as: Alderian therapy; play therapy; group therapy; brief therapy; cognitive-behavioral therapy, and more. It also contains chapters that outline the context in which these services are received and special chapters on ethical and legal issues in schools, accountability in service delivery, and working with family and school personnel. The workbook works in conjunction with the text, chapter by chapter, and provides full length cases, application of each model to the case, full session transcripts, tip boxes, and critical thinking questions, and more.
Robyn S. Hess is a Professor and Chair of the Department of School Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. She earned her doctorate in School Psychology in 1993 and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology in 1987. Dr. Hess blends her experience as a counselor, school psychologist, and academician together to provide a scholarly, yet practical, approach to understanding counseling and mental health promotion within schools. She has published both nationally and internationally in the areas of culturally responsive assessment and intervention strategies, coping and stress in children and adolescents, and school completion among high-risk youth. Her teaching assignments over the last five years have included an introductory counseling practicum and children's mental health. Sandy Magnuson received a Master's degree in elementary school counseling at Southwest Missouri State University in 1983 and a doctorate degree in counselor education from the University of Alabama. After teaching in counselor education programs in Alabama, Texas, and Colorado, Dr. Magnuson returned to elementary school counseling at University Schools in Greeley, Colorado and retired in 2010. During her career as a counselor educator and school counselor, she was committed to active participation in school counseling organizations and her own continuing education and supervision. She also conducted research in the development of counselors across the professional lifespan and supervision of counselors. Dr. Magnuson authored over 60 articles that have been published in professional journals. Linda Beeler currently serves as Core Faculty in School Counseling for the Department of Counselor Education at Capella University and holds an Approved Clinical Supervisor credential. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado in 2001 and began working in the public schools. She has carved a niche for herself working with high-needs and at-risk youth and has been actively involved in crisis intervention work in the schools. Additionally, Dr. Beeler focuses on the study of the supervision of current school counselors and school counselors in training.