Implementation Challenges and Training Needs for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs in Wisconsin High Schools

Alan Burkard, Marquette University
Mark Gillen, University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Michael J. Martinez, Marquette University
Sarah L. Skytte, Marquette University

Published version. Professional School Counseling, Vol. 16, No. 2 (December, 2012): 136-145. Permalink. © 2012 American School Counselor Association. Used with permission.


The data from this study details the challenges to implementing comprehensive school counseling programs in Wisconsin high schools. Results suggest that current professional development training practices may be ineffective in assisting high school counselors to implement key components of the ASCA National Model in their schools. This article discusses obstacles to conducting more rigorous, statewide evaluations, and describes connections to markers of student success.