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Helping in the Hallways
Expanding Your Influence Potential

Second Edition


March 2008 | 184 pages | Corwin
This book offers counsellors specific ideas and strategies for doing a better job with outside-the-office encounters to positively affect the lives of all who come through a school's doors. The second edition addresses how increased responsibilities require counsellors to maximize their skills and effectiveness in all school-based encounters, regardless of location. Strategies are offered throughout the book for using "hallway" practice, or brief counselling, to make a significant difference in students' academic, career, and personal-social development.
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Life in the Hallways
Five-Minute Enlightening  
Hallway Health  
Joys, Risks, and Value  
Learning Climate  
 
Expanding Influence and Ideas
Finding Your Way in the Hallways  
 
2. Hallway Challenges
Changing Pressures  
Meeting Challenges in the Hallways  
ASCA Collaborative Model  
Making the Hallways Work for You  
 
3. Evaluating Hallway Relationships
Security Spaces  
Limited Time = Limited Goals  
Readiness to Act  
Context Assessment  
Timing It Right  
Location, Location, Location  
Charting a Hallway Course  
 
4. Courting Captive Clients
Environments for Change  
Expanding the Hallways  
Reflexes and Patience  
Reacting to Readiness  
 
5. Activating Adult Motivators
Power  
Vulnerability  
Joy  
Tailoring Strategies for Teachers  
Principal Investment  
Appreciating Specialists  
Forging Parental Partnerships  
 
6. Steps to Hallway HELPING
Step 1: Hasten Normalization  
Step 2: Evaluate Context  
Step 3: Locate Common Goals  
Step 4: Pragmatic Action Selection  
Step 5: Initiate Multiple Connections  
Step 6: Normal Adaptations  
Step 7: Give Space  
 
7. Student Development Openings
An Encouraging Word  
Academic Thought Encouragers  
Creative Communicators  
Purposeful Words  
Message Modeling  
Affirmation Statements  
 
8. Creating Adult Opportunities
Staff Supporters  
Parental Partnerships  
 
9. Daily Positive Messages
Body Talk  
Big Ideas in Few Words  
Final Reminders  
 
References and Suggested Readings
 
Index

"This second edition speaks directly to the reader and touches on the heart and soul of school counseling. It also provides innovative and practical ways to empower school personnel to become more proactive in communication and leadership."

Jason M. McGlothlin, Associate Professor and School Counseling Program Coordinator
Kent State University

“As an educator, I certainly wish there had been a book of this nature when I first entered the profession 27 years ago! A refreshing, timely model that can assist educators in impacting the large number of students they serve, rather than the limited few who may actually seek out their services.”

Becky Brannock, Professor and School Counseling Program Coordinator
Pittsburgh State University

"An excellent resource that guides readers through the process of learning how to touch base with students in nontraditional settings.”

Tom L. Petit, Elementary School Counselor
Ontario Local School District, Mansfield, OH

"Quite simply a book that should be a part of every school counselor’s library.”

Rebecca Powell Stanard, Professor of Counseling
University of West Georgia

"A must-read for all school counselors searching for methods to enhance the school environment and build a sense of community. This book inspires all of us to shift from 'thinking inside the box' to becoming more creative and ingenious thinkers."

Nicole R. Hill, Associate Professor and Licensed Professional Counselor
Idaho State University

"An excellent pick for education libraries, especially those catering to administrators."

The Bookwatch, June 2008
Midwest Book Review

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Richard J. Hazler

Richard J. Hazler is professor of counselor education and coordinator of the Elementary School Counseling program at Penn State University. He has conducted research on a variety of topics and authored professional materials on bullying and victimization in schools. Hazler has worked as a school counselor and also as a counselor in the military, universities, prisons, and private practice and is noted for his work on humanistic approaches to counseling and counselor training. He has served as an elementary school teacher, writer, and director of programs for young people. His research and writing of numerous articles and books includes The... More About Author

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