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About This Journal

In the fall 2017, International Society for Policy Research and Evaluation in School-Based Counseling (ISPRESC) launched an international scholarly journal for practicing counselors, counselors in training, and academics aligned with school-based counseling across the globe. To become an ISPRESC Member and receive Listserve news and information about meetings and events, please follow the link below and complete the Membership Registration Form online. There is no cost to join.

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Open Access Statement

JSCPE is an open access journal. Being open access indicates the content in this journal is free without charge to interested readers and institutions. Anyone is allowed to download, read, print, distribute, and share articles from this journal without requesting permission from the author or journal editor. JSCPE operates in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access.

The Journal of School-Based Counseling Policy and Evaluation (JSCPE) is an open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal that helps fulfill the mission of ISPRESC by disseminating research, theory, and scholarly discussion. Specifically, the JSCPE promotes an international conversation among policy makers, advocates, and researchers about the need for innovative and wide-ranging school based counseling policymaking that is founded on scientific evidence and rigorous evaluations.

Journal Goals

To disseminate: (a) High quality school-based counseling research related to policy and evaluation, (b) Innovations in school-based counseling policy and evaluation, (c) Evidence-based conceptual or theoretical approaches to school-based counseling research and evaluation methods related policy studies, and (d) Accountability methods in school-based counseling policy and evaluation.

Definition

School-based counseling: The purposeful support of student development within school settings by human services practitioners, including but not limited to school counselors, guidance counselors, college-career counselors, mental health counselors, drug-alcohol counselors, educational/school psychologists, academic counselors, and school social workers.