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Section 5: Preparation Resources
School Counselor (152)

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the TExES exam in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.


  1. Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, American School Counselor Association.
  2. Professional School Counseling, American School Counselor Association.
  3. TACD Journal, Texas Association for Counseling and Development.
  4. The School Counselor, American School Counselor Association.

Other Resources

  1. Baruth, Leroy G., and Manning, M. Lee (2003). Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Lifespan Perspective, Third Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Merrill/Prentice-Hall Publishing Company.

  2. Carkhuff, Robert R. (2002). The Art of Helping in the 21st Century, Eighth Edition. Amherst, Mass.: Human Resource Development Press.

  3. DeVoss, J. A., and Andrews, M. F. (2006). School Counselors as Educational Leaders. Boston, Mass.: Houghton-Mifflin.

  4. Hatch, T., and Bowers, J. (2005). The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs, Second Edition. Alexandria, Va.: American School Counselor Association.

  5. Holcomb-McCoy, C. (2007). School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap: A Social Justice Framework for Success. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.

  6. Johnson, R. S. (2002). Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap: How to Measure Equity in our Schools.U Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin.

  7. Marshak, L. E., Dandeneau, C. J., Prezant, F. P., and L’Amoreaux, N. A. (2009). The School Counselor’s Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass.

  8. Parsons, Richard D., and Kahn, Wallace J. (2004). The Counselor as Consultant: An Integrated Model for School-based Consultation. Belmont, Calif.: Brooks/Cole.

  9. Perusse, R., and Goodnough, G. E., (Eds.) (2004). Leadership, Advocacy, and Direct Service Strategies for Professional School Counselors. Belmont, Calif.: Brooks/Cole/Cengage.

  10. Schmidt, John J. (2010). The Elementary/Middle School Counselor Survival Guide, Third Edition. San Francisco, Calif.: Wiley & Sons.

  11. Shelton, Carla, and James, Edward L. (2005). Best Practices for Effective Secondary School Counselors. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.

  12. Stone, C. B., and Dahir, C. A. (2011). School Counselor Accountability: A Measure of Student Success, Third Edition. Boston, Mass.: Pearson.

  13. Studer, J. R. (2005). The Professional School Counselor: An Advocate for Students. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth.

  14. The College Board (2010). The College Counseling Sourcebook: Advice and Strategies from Experienced School Counselors, Seventh Edition. Washington, District of Columbia: The College Board.

  15. Trolley, B. C., Haas, H. S., and Patti, D. C. (2009). The School Counselor’s Guide to Special Education. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.

  16. Young, A., and Kaffenberger, C. (2009). Making Data Work, Second Edition. Alexandria, Va.: American School Counselor Association.

  17. Zunker, Vernon G. (2002). Career Counseling: Applied Concepts of Life Planning, Sixth Edition. Pacific Grove, Calif.: Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning Publishing Company.

Online Resources

  1. Texas State University — San Marcos Professional Counseling Program Student Handbook —
  2. The School Counselor’s Website —

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