Category Archives for "Group Counseling"

April 22, 2019

Building Positive Thinking In Students

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Positive thinking can be the difference between a student persisting with a challenging activity and stopping too soon. As counselors, we can directly work on building a student’s positive thinking, and give them the skills to be resilient when faced with challenges.Identify & Replace Negative ThinkingI focus on two things when building a student’s positive […]

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January 30, 2019

10 Quick and Easy Group Counseling Activities

Group counseling planning is a breeze with these 10 quick & easy group counseling activities. Students will love these easy to prep and engaging activities.

Do you ever find yourself in need of quick and easy group counseling activities? Of course, you do.  It’s easy to picture: it’s Monday morning and you have a list of group counseling activities and plans to print, but there’s a long line at the copier. A student makes a disclosure and Child Protective Services […]

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September 28, 2018

What Do You Do When Students Don’t Want To Be In Group?

Students refusing small group counseling can be a challenge. 5 Confident Counselors give tips for how to get students on board and still provide effective services.

Have you had students who do not want to come to small group counseling? They seem resistant immediately. Sometimes it takes some flexibility, creativity, and perspective taking on our parts. Check out tips from these five Confident Counselors.Make AdjustmentsSometimes group members are resistant to participating in the group sessions. It is important to address this […]

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September 24, 2018

10 Ways to Make Small Groups Terrific

Small groups at the elementary level can be difficult. Being proactive by having a clear purpose and pre-screening members helps your small group run a little smoother. Set your small groups up for success with these 10 ways to help make your small group sessions terrific.

Facilitating fantastic small groups is one of my favorite parts of being a school counselor. Small groups offer opportunities for social growth that working one on one with a student does not afford. Often, small groups are the first time students have a safe place to heal. This is their chance to process their emotions, […]

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