In addition to seeing students individually and in classroom settings, school counselors are trained to teach skills and reinforce learning in small groups. Some of the benefits of small group are: students see their concerns are similar to those of others, students learn and practice new behaviors and skills, students gain self confidence in working with others and in making connections with others, students share solutions that have worked for them while also learning what has worked for others, students learn resiliency skills and students learn tolerance for others.
School Counselors get referrals from teachers for small groups but most of the time students inquire about being in a small group themselves. We emphasize that groups are for everyone, and participating does not indicate a problem. All students can benefit from learning how to accept responsibility, manage stress, communicate effectively, make decisions and solve problems. Students can learn from one another and enhance their self-concepts in a supportive group setting. Each group meets once a week during intervention time so they do not miss class time. Groups meet for 7-8 sessions.
____Anxiety- It is estimated that 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety. We focus on understanding our roots of anxiety, exploring different sources of anxiety, and ways to handle and manage our anxiety.
____Why Try-The focus is on why it is important to keep trying in all areas of life. Life knocks us all down. Some of the most successful people had really tough situations to deal with as a student. We learn ways to define and reach our goals in life.You will learn positive life skills to take with you.
____Friends/Social Skills- .We talk about important things to look for when choosing friends, how to keep friends, and how to be a good friend.
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