ERIC Number: ED350502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Handbook on Group Counseling and Group Guidance.
Houston Independent School District, TX.
This handbook was developed to provide useful information to help the school counselor identify and apply appropriate methods to "reach" every student. The first section presents an overview of group counseling. It focuses on group counseling, group dynamics, benefits of group counseling, group development, issues in group counseling, group leadership, and ethical guidelines and considerations. A bibliography is also included in this section. The second section describes strategies for getting started. It focuses on getting organized, initiating group activities, and establishing ground rules. The third section presents structured activities in the categories of getting acquainted; anger; communication; guided imagery; group rituals; self-concept and self-awareness; self-esteem; stress management; trust building; and values. The fourth section discusses special population groups, focusing on gifted middle school students. The descriptions of the activities include the subject, category, objectives, time required, materials needed, and the activities themselves. The fifth section focuses on special topic groups. It presents the rationale, organization, and activities for groups on the topics of goal setting/problem solving; divorce; depressed, post-suicidal students; and grief and loss. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.