Contextual School Counseling Approach: Linking Contextual Psychotherapy with the School Environment

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This article describes the key and important differences faced by school counselors in contrast to other mental health professionals, and describes an approach in which school context is central. The article then describes the basis and basics of the "Contextual School Counseling" (CSC) approach and discusses the empirical support for the CSC model. 

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the history and evolution of school counseling and guidance as a field and how it relates to counseling psychology.
  • Contrast the contextual, educational, administrative and medical meta-theoretical perspectives.
  • Learn the basis for the CSC approach.
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Thomas W. Baskin, PhD, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis.

Christopher D. Slaten, PhD, College of Education, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis.


Division 17This Continuing Education program is in partnership with the Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology).

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