Groups in Practice

Author: Debra Madaris Efird
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415503728
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practical, user-friendly manual will provide school counselors with the information they need to set up and run twelve different counseling groups. Though the author has test-driven the groups with middle school students, the content is easily adaptable for upper elementary and high school students. Each chapter is devoted to a specific group and includes a rationale for the group step-by-step breakdowns of each session reproducible worksheets and activities group-specific evaluation form. Special sections within each chapter provide tips to make implementation easier and address potential problems. Also included are the American School Counselor Association standards that are addressed during the course of the group. Traditional group topics such as Divorce, Grief, and Study Skills join unique groups tailored for students dealing with Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Juvenile Diabetes, and Relational Aggression. The author has used her extensive experience to create this invaluable guide which school counselors at all levels of experience will find an essential tool in their group work.

Group Counseling in K 12 Schools

Author: Kenneth R. Greenberg
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205321957
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For practicing and training school counselors and others who work with elementary students in schools, Greenberg (U. of Maryland-College Park) explains how to integrate group counseling into a comprehensive guidance and counseling program in schools. His underlying assumption is that school counsel

School Based Group Counseling

Author: Christopher A. Sink
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0618574476
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Specifically focused on the school counseling profession, the cutting-edge new SCHOOL BASED GROUP COUNSELING delivers a professional, comprehensive, and well-balanced group counseling text for K-12 preservice school counselors. Combining theory, research, case studies, real-world examples, and plenty of hands-on material, this exciting new First Edition walks preservice school counselors step by step through the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of small groups in school counseling. Written by professionals in the field, it offers thorough discussions of K-12 case studies and group examples from practicing school counselors. It also provides an excellent context for group work through a discussion of the pertinent theories and key research. The authors use the lens of real-world, school-based practice, strengths-based counseling, systems thinking, developmental psychology, and ASCA’s National Model. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Group Counseling for School Counselors

Author: Greg Brigman
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825142765
Format: PDF, ePub
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A field-tested resource designed to help counselors educate students in areas such as interpersonal communication, conflict management, and relationship building.

School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap

Author: Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412941830
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers school counselors a road map for increasing achievement and promoting equity and advocacy for all students by examining the social factors that contribute to academic failure.

Individual and Group Counseling in Schools

Author: Stewart Ehly
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898622348
Format: PDF
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Although many types of school professionals may serve as counselors of students, they may not always be aware of the specific skills effective counseling requires. INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING IN SCHOOLS identifies the elements that constitute good counseling practice, and reviews the theoretical and practical aspects of a variety of specific approaches to counseling in school settings. The volume opens with a review of the factors that influence counseling practices in school settings, the types of referral procedures commonly observed, and the provision of counseling as a direct or indirect service. It then offers an in-depth examination of the different stages of counseling at the individual and group levels. Practical guidance is provided on how to: * identify and recruit students for counseling * establish primary goals and objectives * conduct sessions at the individual or group level * and evaluate the effectiveness of the counseling. For those counseling at the individual level, the book features a detailed account of the counseling process from problem identification and analysis, through intervention, to evaluation, encompassing the types of problems best addressed one on one. Also examined are practical issues of implementation, with useful detailed strategies for dealing with common student problems. The section on group counseling reviews both process and content and outlines key steps to establishing and maintaining successful groups. Crucial process skills and practical leader techniques are described in detail. Finally, fundamental ethical and legal issues are given due consideration, with straightforward guidelines delineated for decision making in the school setting. For all school practitioners-- teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, social workers, school psychologists, and consultants who wish to successfully implement counseling interventions-- INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING IN SCHOOLS provides a thorough yet practically oriented review of effective techniques.

Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321371
Format: PDF, ePub
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The most comprehensive and thoroughly researched text available on this topic, Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, Second Edition underscores the notion that group work is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Edited by renowned leaders in the field, this thoroughly updated and revised Second Edition explores current literature and research and offers suggestions for practice in psycho-educational, counseling, and therapy groups. The Handbook is divided into five main sections: current and historical perspectives, best practices, multicultural and diverse groups, groups in special settings, and an introduction to special topics.

School Counselors as Practitioners

Author: Lisa A. Wines
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135170737X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designed for school counseling course work and as a reference for school district personnel, this text demystifies the roles and responsibilities of the school counselor and teaches students and practitioners how to perform, conduct, follow through, and carry out various roles and responsibilities required on the job. School Counselors as Practitioners conveys strategic, step-by-step processes and best practice recommendations, with emphasis on ethical and multicultural considerations. The 14 chapters in this textbook maintain, and are consistent with, the basis of school counselors’ work in the school counseling core curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support, and special attention is paid to ASCA and CACREP standards. A companion website provides students with templates and handouts for on-the-job responsibilities, as well as quiz questions for every chapter.

A Survival Guide for the Elementary Middle School Counselor

Author: John J. Schmidt, Ed.D.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787968861
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This second edition of the best-selling book offers school counselors an expanded, practical, professional resource that is packed with hundreds of ready-to-use ideas, strategies, and tools. This Survival Guide will help you plan and implement an effective counseling program tailored to the remedial, preventative, and developmental needs of all your elementary and middle school students. For easy use, the Survival Guide is organized into twelve sections, each focusing on one aspect of a comprehensive program. Step by step, the book shows you how to: Define a Comprehensive Counseling Program Develop Your Role and Create an Identity Set Sail and Stay Afloat Identify Essential Services Integrate the Curriculum and the Program Reach Out to Diverse Populations Prepare for Crisis Intervention Use Essential Services to Address Students’ Concerns Belong and Be with the School Involve Significant Others Play Fair and According to the Rules

Group Work With Persons With Disabilities

Author: Sheri Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119292107
Format: PDF, ePub
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This one-of-a-kind manual provides direction for leading groups of people with disabilities or groups that have members with disabilities. Viewing disability as a single aspect of a multifaceted person, Drs. Bauman and Shaw share their insight and expertise and emphasize practical skill building and training for facilitating task, psychoeducational, counseling, family, and psychotherapy groups across various settings. Topics examined in Part I include common themes in groups that focus on disability; various group formats, including groups using technological platforms; issues of diversity that exist simultaneously with ability; group composition; ethical concerns; and training considerations and logistical accommodations. Part II focuses on group counseling with clients experiencing sensory, psychiatric, cognitive, and physical disabilities as well as chronic medical conditions. A list of resources, support information, and group exercises completes the book. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.