Groups in Practice: A School Counselor's Collection

Groups in Practice: A School Counselor's Collection

Groups in Practice: A School Counselor's Collection

Groups in Practice: A School Counselor's Collection


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

  • 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.


Add, Asperger Syndrome, Divorce, Grief, Juvenile Diabetes, Latinas, Obesity, Relational Aggression, Self-Esteem, Stress, Study Skills, Underachieving Boys … do these topics fill your days? If so, and you work with children, then you’ve come to the right place.

Throughout over twenty years of counseling, I have conducted enough groups to earn the title of “Group Guru” among the middle school counselors in my school system. I have always found it to be a most efficient way to reach students, especially when my annual caseload has hit the 500-student mark. After having five articles about my groups published in national magazines (four by the American Counseling Association), I realized I could combine my information and produce a concise book containing everything a counselor needs to know about conducting groups. I have always willingly responded to requests for information from counselors both locally and nationally, and I believe I have something valuable to offer. So, browse through this information and select a couple of groups to pump up your counseling department. Then next year, add more!

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