Evidence-based practice has become a common expression in the helping
professions over the last decade. Beginning with medicine and moving to
fi elds such as psychology and social work, the number of books on evidencebased
practice has grown signifi cantly. What makes this book different? This
book is aimed at preservice and in-service school-based mental health service
providers, such as school counselors, school psychologists, and school
social workers. It is not a research book. It is a book about research-infused
This book, which is intended for psychologists, school counselors, and schoolbased
health practitioners, discusses the theoretical structure of group interventions
in schools, and gives examples of how to use these interventions. Although there
are many forms of group interventions in school-based settings, this book concentrates
on group-centered interventions, which are prevention-oriented group programs
that enable students with academic-based problems to learn to function more
The state of the national economy has a profound effect on career interests and the choices
of prospective job seekers. This is reflected in part by the variation in the number of people
seeking admission to vocational schools, colleges, universities, and professional schools at
different periods in time. The variable economic cycle also influences, to some extent, those
considering health-care careers. Nevertheless, the aging population has greatly increased
the demand for professionals and paraprofessionals in the health-care field.
With all of this in hand, I was ready to open up my practice. I made business cards and I am in
the process of putting together a website. Upon Loretta’s suggestion, I am also planning on
joining the Professional Women’s Association of Rome (PWA) which is a wonderful way to
network and make new friends. Another organization that will be helpful to join is the American
International Club of Rome which many expatriates belong to.
My work as a Counselor, Coach and Consultant is very rewarding. I meet with people and serve
as a personal coach to...
When one of the authors, Bart Bernstein, began practicing law
in the 1960s, the courtroom witness was treated with respect and
kindness. After taking the witness stand and providing a brief introduction
concerning his or her experience, the mental health professional
proceeded to testify about the facts as he or she knew them
and to offer an opinion concerning those facts.
Those students who are admitted to the CSU and have not demonstrated proficiency in English
or math in their senior year of high school take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry
Level Math Test (ELM) as a way of ensuring they are placed in the appropriate classes upon
enrollment in the university. All campuses are committed to implementing effective practices to
guide and support first time freshman in attaining college level proficiency.
This can be a career change, personal change, such as gaining or losing weight, quitting smoking
or changing a relationship dynamic, along with a myriad of other situations.
As a result of my work in the school as a part time counselor, I was able to secure contracts at
other schools for part-time work. I developed numerous PowerPoint presentations on a range of
issues such as anti-bullying programs, substance abuse prevention programs, and peer counseling
programs and now offer these workshops to other schools, as well as consult on a variety of
mental health issues.