Utah’s School Counseling Data Projects: A Statewide Initiative.

The statewide Utah Model for Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance: K-12 Programs (Utah State Office of Education, 2008) began implementation in 1988. Beginning with the 2004-2005 school year, data collection has been required for all schools collecting program funds. This article reviews research data from three Utah schools–one elementary school, one junior high school, and one […]

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How Toddlers Thrive

Dr. Tovah Klein, called “the toddler whisperer” on Good Morning America, has penned “a parenting milestone” (Dr. Harvey Rotbart, No Regrets Parenting) with How Toddlers Thrive, which shows parents of children ages two to five how to harness the singular power of the toddler mind during what might be the most crucial time of a […]

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Optimal Financial Decision Making under Uncertainty

The scope of this volume is primarily to analyze from different methodological perspectives  similar valuation and optimization problems arising in financial applications, aimed at facilitating a theoretical and computational integration between methods largely regarded as alternatives. Increasingly in recent years, financial management problems such as strategic asset allocation, asset-liability management, as well as asset pricing […]

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Developmental Assets and the Middle School Counselor.

Search Institute has identified 40 Developmental Assets[TM] that are building blocks of healthy development and success for children and adolescents. Young people’s experience of most of these developmental assets declines over the middle school years. In this article, research is described showing the prevalence and impact of developmental assets among middle school students, and the […]

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Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony

The trial of twenty-five year old Casey Anthony for the death of her daughter Caylee was the most sensational case in America since O.J. Simpson’s—with a verdict every bit as stunning. After being acquitted in July 2011, Ms. Anthony instantly became one of the most infamous women in the world. Dr. Keith Ablow distills tens […]

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Decision-Making Software Complete Self-Assessment Guide

How does the Decision-making software manager ensure against scope creep? What are your results for key measures or indicators of the accomplishment of your Decision-making software strategy and action plans, including building and strengthening core competencies? Meeting the challenge: are missed Decision-making software opportunities costing us money? How do mission and objectives affect the Decision-making […]

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Integrating Academic Interventions Into Small Group Counseling in Elementary School (Perspectives FROM THE FIELD)

Professional school counselors face the challenge of delivering guidance and counseling services to students while connecting to the educational mission of schools. This article is a summary and evaluation of a small group counseling program that targets academic issues while addressing personal/social issues with elementary-aged children. Results suggest that integrating academic interventions and group counseling […]

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Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies

Your clear, compassionate guide to managing BPD — and living well Looking for straightforward information on Borderline Personality Disorder? This easy-to-understand guide helps those who have BPD develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle. This book also aids loved ones in accepting the disorder and offering support. Inside you’ll find authoritative details on the causes […]

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Applying Social Learning Theory of Career Decision Making to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, And Questioning Young Adults.

Incorporating J. D. Krumboltz’s (l979) social learning theory of career decision making, the author explores career development issues for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) adolescents and young adults. Unique challenges for the GLBTQ population are discussed, specific recommendations for effective career counseling with this population arc outlined, and suggestions for future research are […]

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When Spirituality Goes Awry: Students in Cults.

Adolescents are objects of recruitment for religious cults. Identifying new religious movements, cults, and dissenting religious groups, understanding their practices, and discovering reasons for their attractiveness to some students are helpful to the school counselor. Suggestions are offered as to how to identify which cults are destructive, and how professional school counselors can assist students […]

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