ERIC Number: ED192234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Group Counseling With Disruptive Students.
DeEsch, Jesse B.
The counseling profession must provide therapeutic opportunities that help disruptive and alientated youth adjust to the realities of society in a manner that is psychologically healthful to the individual, the school, and the community. A therapeutic group counseling model which focused upon the definition and implementation of specific goals identified by individual members during an intake interview was used to determine if disruptive students could assume responsibility for their own effective and active involvement in their educational experience and psychological development. Students (N=97) were randomly assigned to seven control and seven treatment groups. Treatment groups met from 9 to 12 weeks and ranged in size from 5 to 7 members. Results indicated that group counseling decreased school conflict and improved the self-concept of the disruptive youth. The counseled groups decreased their referrals to the discipline office and improved their academic achievement. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Atlanta, GA, March 26-29, 1980). Best copy available.