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This section is devoted to giving an overview of some of different counseling techniques and the theories behind them.


Chess Clubs Give Kids New Skills -- and New Hope!
One woman's efforts in Reno are having untold impact.

Kids Learn About Differences from "A Walk in Your Shoes"
"A Walk in Your Shoes," a show on the cable station Noggin, helps kids learn about cultural, religious, and geographical differences by watching youngsters from different backgrounds switch places for a few days.

Bringing Families and Schools Together -- FAST!
Since its creation 12 years ago, Families and Schools Together (FAST) has received more than two dozen awards and is recognized as one of the most effective parent-involvement programs in the country. FAST brings together families to support one another and to prevent potential problems -- school failure, violence, and substance abuse, to name just three -- before they start. Research indicates that FAST works in schools of all kinds, from urban to rural. What is FAST? This week Education World explores the program.

School Counselors Reflective On What Makes Them Effective
Are you a school counselor or thinking of becoming one? What are the most important attributes an effective school counselor should have? This week, in honor of National School Counseling Week (February 7 though 11), Education World asked school counselors to reflect on what makes them effective. We are pleased to share their thoughtful and illuminating ---and often heartwarming--- responses.

Conflict Resolution Education: Four Approaches
Are you "shopping" for a conflict resolution program for your schools? First, you might consider which approach to conflict resolution you will take. In this story, learn about four approaches used in conflict resolution programs. Find out how each actually transforms schools. Included: Resources for learning more about each of the four approaches to conflict resolution education.

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Information on Self-Efficacy
A comprehensive set of resources related to Albert Bandura's social cognitive theory and self-efficacy.

Therapy, Personality, Development
A list of books published by the American Psychological Association.

National Coalition of Arts Therapies Associations (NCATA)
This web site offers information and links to the major organizations for artistic forms of therapy including art therapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, psychodrama, and poetry therapy.

The New Zealand Centre for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
Articles and information on Albert Ellis' theories and techniques.

This organization offers workshops in behavior intervention and offers a few useful resources on their site.

Canadian Play Therapy Institute
Resources in play therapy and child psychology.

The Alfred Adler Institute of San Francisco
The site offers general resources on the Adler's Therapy Techniques and information on workshops and trainings offered by the institute.

This Web site provides the most up-to-date literature related to current practices in cyber counseling and cyber counselor education.