A collaborative blog written by school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers.

February 5, 2018

Facilitating Psychoeducational Groups in Schools

planning and facilitating a psychoeducational group as part of a comprehensive school counseling program

One of my professional goals for this year is to keep refining my school counseling support groups. To do this, I’ve been compiling the latest and greatest best practice psychoeducational group counseling tips and techniques. Now, I’d like to share this essential group counseling information with you!   So, let’s start off with a definition- what […]

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January 31, 2018

Handling Uncomfortable Conversations with Staff and Parents

uncomfortable conversations with staff and parents are a part of school counselor's jobs. A few tips to make these awkward, but important conversations easier.

I have a saying, “If it’s uncomfortable, give it to the counselor.”   Any time that an awkward or uncomfortable conversation needs to take place with a parent, staff member, or volunteer, counselors are called to use our skills to smooth the way for those involved.   Uncomfortable conversations include discussing parenting skills, classroom management, […]

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