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Collection Development Guide: Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology: Selection Criteria

This guide provides collection development information to CLAS faculty and faculty representatives.

Criteria

  • Effective learning
    • Human learning theory 
    • Cognitive behavior modifications 
    • Developmental psychology 
    • Brain behavior relationships 
    • Counseling/Psychotherapy 
    • Counseling overview 
    • Counseling theories 
    • Interpersonal communication skills 
    • Counseling relationship 
    • Counseling skills: listening, communication, self-awareness, interviewing skills
  • Group counseling
    • Group dynamics, processes, and applications 
    • Tasks and skills of group members and leaders 
    • Community-based counseling 
    • Intervention strategies 
    • Based in various settings 
    • Standardized testing 
    • Problems and principle of administration, scoring/interpreting scores 
    • Group and individual 
    • Elementary statistical procedures
  • Counseling and personality theories
  • Counseling diverse populations 
    • Diversity training 
    • Therapist racial identity and awareness 
    • Client racial/cultural characteristics: women, homosexual, racial, disabled 
    • Psychology and gender 
    • Understanding of gender
  • Legal issues in higher education 
    • Issues influencing Higher ed
  • Affirmative action
    • Civil rights compliance
    • Student discipline and grievance systems
    • Sexual harassment and discrimination
  • Legal risks of contracts, student organizations, and residence halls
    • Board of regents governance of higher ed
    • State and federal government governance of higher ed
    • Constitutional issues: Freedom of association, due process, freedom of the press/speech
    • Program development and evaluation 
      • Assessment techniques 
      • Statistics
  • Research design
  • Models for designing, managing and evaluating student affairs programs
    • Information management/computer applications in higher education
    • Needs analysis of college populations
  • Substance abuse counseling
    • School/private settings 
    • Causative factors 
    • Treatment strategies in various settings/populations 
  • Marriage and family therapy 
    • Theory 
    • Principles of communication 
    • Goals of marriage/family counseling 
    • Practical application of theories 
    • Identifying reasons for client need for counseling 
  • Career counseling
  • School counseling
    • Competencies and skills 
    • Individual planning 
    • System support
    • Developmental guidance curriculum
    • Assessment applications, hands-on
      • Assessment measures
      • Statistical concepts
      • Interpretations and implications for counseling instruments
      • Special education screening
  • Loss and grief recovery counseling
    • Loss and grief in the arts
    • Personal loss experience
    • Particular counseling interventions
    • Use of role-playing in group/individual sessions
  • Individual Counseling Techniques
    • Developing healing relationships
    • Diagnosis, goal formulations, treatment planning, termination, referral, record keeping
  • Developmental issues in counseling children, adolescents, adults
    • School and private settings 
    • Individual and systems techniques for assessment 
    • Techniques for consulting with parents and teachers 
    • Techniques for intervention
  • Play therapy 
    • History 
    • Theoretical applications 
    • Therapeutic states 
    • Ethical issues 
    • Sandtray/Sand Play therapy 
  • Problems in education
  • Student Affairs
  • College students 
    • Characteristics 
    • Needs and services 
    • Culture and campus environment 
    • Student growth and development 
  • Understanding Educational Organizations 
    • Structure 
  • Theoretical framework of organizational behavior
  • Action Research
  • Planning decision making
  • Change in organization and leadership

Criteria

  • Understanding people 
    • Development of personnel 
    • Entry-level knowledge of staff appraisal 
    • Adult learning and development 
    • Staff development 
  • Understanding environments 
    • Internal and external environments of educational organizations 
  • Instructional supervision
  • Curriculum design 
    • Curriculum needs assessment 
    • Development, implementation, and evaluation 
  • Continuous school improvement 
    • TQM 
    • Other school improvement models 
  • Campus leadership, elementary & secondary 
    • Role/function of principal as leader 
    • Skill development in evaluation processes 
    • Student activity programs 
    • Staffing patterns 
    • Site-based decision-making 
    • Community relations 
    • Accounting procedures 
    • All other leadership skills 
  • Administration and staff personnel 
    • Organization and administration of: 
      • Professional staff 
      • Positions and relationships 
      • Professional ethics 
      • Welfare 
      • Professional involvement in policy and curriculum 
      • Faculty development 
  • Superintendency 
    • Problems superintendents encounter: 
      • School building: planning, contracting, financing, equipping fiscal and business management, taxation, budgeting, accounting, administering special services, transportation, food services, custodial services, management of personnel
  • School law 
    • Constitutional provisions, statutory laws, court decisions, and regulations governing public schools, with special reference to state and federal relationships 
  • School finance 
    • School funds on local, state, and federal level 
    • Budgeting, data processing, systems of accounting and reporting, supply management as related to school efficiency 
    • Maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment
  • Instructional models
    • Characteristics of effective teaching, learning, classroom organization, assessment & professional development in correlation to instructional strategies, methodologies, and models
    • Matching instruction to the needs of learning in integrative approaches 
  • Adult learning and development 
    • Foundations/theories, program design, grant proposal writing, and administration 
    • Problems in adult education 
    • Instructional technology
    • Under-prepared learners in higher education
    • Teaching and evaluating reading, learning strategies, critical thinking, and writing to adult learners
    • Characteristics of adult learners
    • Diversity
    • Psychosocial aspects of development
    • Relationship between learning and development in adulthood
    • Intellectual and cognitive development during the adult years
    • Theories of the life course
    • Social roles and adult learning
    • Culture, class, gender, and race: Influences on adult learning and development
    • Transformative learning
    • Adult teaching-learning relationships
    • Teaching for life span development
    • Challenges of adult learning
      • Social and political issues
  • Community College
  • Psychotherapy
  • Personality therapy | Baker-Miller, Gilligan, Brown
  • Adlerian (Individual) Psychology
  • Counseling theories
  • Epistemology
  • Humanistic psychology | Maslow
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Existential | Wertheimer, Koffka
  • Gestalt Therapy | Kohler
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Analytical/Jungian Therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Behaviorism
  • Theorists: Descartes, Dostoyevsky, Kirkegaard, Newton, Neidegerr, Nietzsche, Fechner, Wundt, Sartre, Buber
  • Person-Centered | Rogers
  • Vector-field therapy | Lewin, Zeigarnik
  • Needs Psychology | Horney
  • Learning Theories | James, Thorndike, Hull, Bandura