International Handbook for Policy Research on School-Based Counseling

  • John C. Carey
  • Belinda Harris
  • Sang Min Lee
  • Oyaziwo Aluede

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Conceptual Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sharon F. Rallis, John C. Carey
      Pages 3-10
  3. Effective Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Michael P. Krezmien, Alexandra Lauterbach, Karen Harrington, Ayse Yakut
      Pages 59-69
    3. Michael P. Krezmien, Kristine A. Camacho, Jason C. Travers
      Pages 105-120
    4. Ian Martin, Mohammed Mahboob Morshed, John C. Carey
      Pages 227-236
  4. Current Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Oyaziwo Aluede, Florence Iyamu, Andrew Adubale, Emmanuel U. Oramah
      Pages 239-253
    3. Chika Eze, Sahaya G. Selvam, Josephine Adibo, Mandu Selepe, Sewela Monicca Ramaboea
      Pages 255-278
    4. Mantak Yuen, Queenie A. Y. Lee, Raymond M. C. Chan, Shinji Kurihara
      Pages 279-303
    5. Elizabeth Thomas, Tony Sam George, Sachin Jain
      Pages 315-326
    6. Mohamad Isa Amat, Ku Suhaila Ku Johari, Amin Al Haadi Shafie
      Pages 341-352
    7. Terry Hanley, Julia Noble, Nicky Toor
      Pages 353-364
    8. Marlene Cauchi, Ruth Falzon, Patricia Micallef, Moira Sammut
      Pages 365-381
  5. Synthesis and Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-485
    2. Vivian V. Lee, Go Eun Na
      Pages 487-502
    3. Oyaziwo Aluede, John C. Carey, Belinda Harris, Sang Min Lee
      Pages 503-520
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 521-535

About this book


This handbook examines policy research on school counseling across a wide range of countries and offers guidelines for developing counseling research and practice standards worldwide. It identifies the vital role of counseling in enhancing students’ educational performance and general wellbeing, and explores effective methods for conducting policy research, with practical examples. Chapters present the current state of school-based counseling and policy from various countries, focusing on national and regional needs, as well as opportunities for collaboration between advocates and policymakers. By addressing gaps in policy knowledge and counselor training, the Handbook discusses both the diversity of prominent issues and the universality of its major objectives.

Topics featured in this text include: 

  • The use of scoping reviews to document and synthesize current practices in school-based counseling. 
  • Contemporary public policy on school-based counseling in Latin America.
  • Policy, capacity building, and school-based counseling in Eastern/Southern Africa.
  • Public policy, policy research, and school counseling in Middle Eastern countries. 
  • Policy and policy research on school-based counseling in the United Kingdom.
  • Policy research on school-based counseling in the United States.

The International Handbook for Policy Research in School-Based Counseling is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and related professionals and practitioners in child and school psychology, educational policy and politics, social work, psychotherapy, and counseling as well as related disciplines.


Cost-benefit analyses in school-based counseling Meta-analyses and best practices in school-based counseling Methodologies and school-based counseling Needs assessments in school-based counseling services Organizational structure and school-based counseling Pilot counseling provision in Welsh primary schools Policy implementation and evaluation Policy research in school-based counseling Qualitative methods in school-based counseling Research and efficacious practices in school-based counseling School-based counseling in African countries School-based counseling in Asian countries School-based counseling in Central American countries School-based counseling in European countries School-based counseling in Middle Eastern countries School-based counseling in North American countries School-based counseling in Oceania countries School-based counseling in South American countries Staffing features and needs in school-based counseling Student outcomes and school-based counseling

Editors and affiliations

  • John C. Carey
    • 1
  • Belinda Harris
    • 2
  • Sang Min Lee
    • 3
  • Oyaziwo Aluede
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Student DevelopmentUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.University of Nottingham School of EducationNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of EducationKorea UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  4. 4.Department of Guidance and CounsellingAmbrose Alli UniversityEkpomaNigeria

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