Best Self

Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw Ask yourself…are you truly who you want to be? Is this the life you really want? Are you living each day as your best self? What can you change, today? How would you answer those questions? Think about your daily life. Are you thriving, or going through the motions? Are […]

Strengthening Counselor-Teacher-Family Connections: The Family-School Collaborative Consultation Project.

A 3-year project of school-wide change undertaken by a team of school counselors, administrators and counselor educators was initiated to create strong working relationships among a school’s counselors, teachers, and students’ families. We delineate the goals and history of this consultation project and give detailed examples of our intervention strategies to encourage other counselors to […]

Evolve Your Brain

Take Your First Step Toward True Evolution Ever wonder why you repeat the same negative thoughts in your head? Why you keep coming back for more from hurtful family members, friends, or significant others? Why you keep falling into the same detrimental habits or limiting attitudes—even when you know that they are going to make […]

Empowering Students: Using Data to Transform a Bullying Prevention and Intervention Program.

This article describes a middle school counseling department’s journey and commitment to use data to seek more effective and efficient ways to provide comprehensive school counseling services to its diverse student population. Specifically, the study details the process used to design focused accountability questions that measured the effectiveness of anti-bullying and harassment strategies. As a […]

The Murder Room

Thrilling, true tales from the Vidocq Society, a team of the world’s finest forensic investigators whose monthly gourmet lunches lead to justice in ice-cold murders Three of the greatest detectives in the world–a renowned FBI agent turned private eye, a sculptor and lothario who speaks to the dead, and an eccentric profiler known as “the […]

Perception-based Data Mining and Decision Making in Economics and Finance

Humans are remarkable in processing speech, audio, image and some biomedical signals. Artificial neural networks are proved to be successful in performing several cognitive, industrial and scientific tasks. This peer reviewed book presents some recent advances and surveys on the applications of artificial neural networks in the areas of speech, audio, image and biomedical signal […]

Identification of School Bullies by Survey Methods.

How can middle school counselors identify bullies? This study compared two methods of identifying bullies in a sample of 386 middle school students. A peer nomination survey identified many more bullies than did student self-report. Moreover, self-reported and peer-nominated bullies differed in their types of bullying behaviors, level of general self-concept, attitudes toward aggression, and […]

Say What You Mean

Find your voice, speak your truth, listen deeply—a guide to more meaningful and mindful conversations. We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic—relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in […]

RECOGNIZE: a Social Norms Campaign to Reduce Rumor Spreading in a Junior High School (Report)

This article studied changes in rumor spreading and perceptions of peers’ rumor spreading among students at one public junior high school following a social norms marketing campaign. Results of the study show that perceptions of peer rumor spreading fell following the campaign, but self-reports of rumor spreading did not decrease. Results suggest that a social […]