chapter  12
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Real Counseling in the Schools: Implementing Solution-Focused Brief Counseling, Problem-Solving Groups, Psychoeducational Groups, and Student Success Skills to Meet the Needs of All Students

The potential mismatch between professional school counselors’ training and the realities of counseling in schools can foster a feeling of inadequacy and frustration when trying to meet the needs of all students within the reality of fi scal constraints and large student caseloads. Professional school counselors frequently report that they are overwhelmed by a number of factors that limit their counseling effectiveness because for decades professional school counselors have allowed themselves to be ancillary and fragmented services in the schools rather than an integral part of school improvement efforts and their role in assisting to close the achievement gap between minority and children of poverty.