This book offers counsellors specific ideas and strategies for doing a better job with outside-the-office encounters to positively affect the lives of all who come through a school's doors. The second edition addresses how increased responsibilities require counsellors to maximize their skills and effectiveness in all school-based encounters, regardless of location. Strategies are offered throughout the book for using hallway practice, or brief counselling, to make a significant difference in students' academic, career, and personal-social development.
Richard J. Hazler is professor of counselor education and coordinator of the Elementary School Counseling program at Penn State University. He has conducted research on a variety of topics and authored professional materials on bullying and victimization in schools. Hazler has worked as a school counselor and also as a counselor in the military, universities, prisons, and private practice and is noted for his work on humanistic approaches to counseling and counselor training. He has served as an elementary school teacher, writer, and director of programs for young people. His research and writing of numerous articles and books includes The Emerging Professional Counselor: Student Dreams to Professional Realities and Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Interventions for Bullying and Victimization. Hazler did graduate work at The College of New Jersey and earned a doctorate at the University of Idaho.