Group Counseling in K-12 Schools A Handbook for School Counselors

ISBN-10: 020532195X
ISBN-13: 9780205321957
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $116.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 290
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to Counseling in Schools
The Work of a School Counselor
A Counseling Point of View: Active Counseling
Skills for Effective School Counseling
Capital-C and Small-c Counselors
Group Counseling: an Integral Part of the Program
A Rationale for Group Counseling
Disadvantages of Group Counseling
Group Counseling at Different Grade Levels
Group Counseling versus Individual Counseling
Group Counseling versus Group Psychotherapy
Group Counseling versus Group Dynamics
K-12 Group Counseling versus Adult Group Counseling
Concluding Remarks
References
Getting Started
Promoting the Overall Comprehensive Program
Preparing the Administration for Group Counseling
Preparing the Faculty for Group Counseling
Defining the Teacher's Role in the Guidance and Counseling Program
Consulting with Teachers
Teacher Resistance
Preparing Parents for Group Counseling
Selecting Group Counseling Topics
Types of Groups
Selecting Group Members
Criteria for Selection of Group Members
Screening Prospective Group Members
Involuntary Groups
Matched Groups
Group Size
Grade Level and Age of Group Members
Time of Group Sessions
Open Versus Closed Groups
Groups to Avoid
Working with Teachers
Sharing Information with Teachers
Group Plans
Training Group Members
Phases of Group Counseling
Summary of the Dozen Steps for Setting Up a Group
Group Guidance
References
Group Counseling in an Elementary School
Rationale for Conducting Group Counseling in Elementary Schools
Frequently Used Topics
Teacher Cooperation
Gathering Your Group
Scheduling
Group Size
Group Counseling Rules
Naming the Group
Characteristic Problems to Anticipate
Conducting Group Sessions
The First Session
Routines for Subsequent Sessions
The Last Session
"Icebreakers"
General Tips for Group Counseling
Bibliography for Specific Groups
Divorce/Separation Groups
Friendship and Social Skills Groups
Anger Management Groups
Grief and Loss Groups
Study and Organization Skills
The Challenge
Group Counseling in the Middle and Junior High School
Rationale for Group Counseling in Middle or Junior High School
The Middle or Junior High School Counselor
Coleading Groups
The First Steps
Involuntary Groups
Group Topics for Middle and Junior High School Students
Counseling Issues in the Middle and Junior High Schools
The First Session
Space Concerns
The Challenge
Group Counseling in the High School
Worthwhile Topics for Use in the High School
Determining the Topics for Group Counseling
Faculty and Administrative Support
Parental Support
Coleading Groups
Selection of Group Members
Excusing Members from Class
Space Concerns
Group Size
Frequency of Sessions
The First Session
Characteristic Problems to Anticipate with This Age Group
Important Tasks for Group Leaders
Sample Group Plans
Icebreakers
An Ongoing Support Group for High School Transfer Students
The Challenge
Group Leadership
Group Responses to Leadership
Leadership Styles
Leadership Tasks
Maintaining Discipline
Keeping the Group on Task
Establishing and Enforcing Group Rules
Protecting Group Members
Encouraging Full Group Participation
Moving the Group in the Direction of the Stated Objectives
Other Leadership Responsibilities
Task: Communicating
Task: Active Listening
Task: Questioning
Task: Interpretation
Task: Modeling Appropriate Behavior
Task: Problem Solving
Task: Linking
Task: Assigning Homework
Task: Encouraging Members to Help Others
Developing Stimulus Questions
Review and Summary
Problems and Solutions
Problems Involving the Entire Group
Lack of Group Cohesiveness
Negative Thinking
Lack of Motivation
The Silent Group
Member Problems
Hostile or Verbally Aggressive Behavior
The Silent Member
Violating a Group Rule
The Nonsharing Member
The Monopolizer
A Missed Session
Ethical Problem: Opening Pandora's Box
Review and Summary
Multicultural Group Counseling in the School Setting
Important Terminology
Traditional Group Counseling Assumptions
Guidelines for Multicultural Group Counselors
Screening, Selection, and Preparation of Potential Group Members
Group Composition
Rationale for Homogeneous Groups
Intelligent Black Males (IBM) Mentoring Group: An Example of a Racially Homogeneous Group for Elementary-Aged Black Males
Rationale for Heterogeneous Groups
Group Guidance Related to Race and Ethnicity Issues
Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Group Leader
Summary
References
Group Plans
Group Plans for Group Counseling
Group Plan for Developing Self-Esteem
Group Plan for Academic Underachievers
Format for Parent-Only Groups
Group Plans II
Group Plan for Stress Reduction
Group Plan for Children with Attention Problems
Group Plan for Grief/Bereavement
Activities for a Grief/Bereavement Group
Activity 1
Activity 2
Activity 3
Activity 4
Icebreakers
Group Games
Professional Issues
The Professional School Counselor
Ethical Standards of School-Based Group Counseling
A Self-Critique for Counselors
Self-Critique for Group Counseling
Self-Critique for Individual Counseling
Termination
The Final Group Session
Where Is Counseling Going?
Epilogue
Individual Counseling Model for School Counselors
Needs Assessment Survey: Parent Edition
Needs Assessment Survey: Faculty Edition
Needs Assessment Survey: Student Edition
Sample Time Sheet
Contract of Member Expectations
ACA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
Ethical Guidelines for Group Counselors, Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
Ethical Standards for School Counselors, American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
Index

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