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Nafziger, Jacinta; DeKruyf, Lorraine – Professional School Counseling, 2013
This article introduces narrative counseling concepts and techniques for professional school counselors. The authors provide a case study of narrative school counseling with an elementary student struggling with selective mutism. Examples also demonstrate how a narrative approach could be used at elementary, middle, and high school levels within…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counseling Techniques, Case Studies, Elementary School Students
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Kress, Victoria E.; Hoffman, Rachel M. – Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 2008
This article describes a solution-focused and Ericksonian group counseling model that can be used with adolescent girls who have been sexually abused. An overview of the components of this approach is provided. A postintervention focus group provided additional results and ideas for the future development of the group counseling model.
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Literature Reviews, Sexual Abuse, Focus Groups
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Choi, Kyoung Mi; Protivnak, Jake J. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2016
This research study used qualitative phenomenological methodology to explore counseling graduate students' experiences leading support groups for international students. Participants included 6 master's-level counseling students. The following 4 themes emerged to describe the counseling students' experience as group leaders: (a) individualistic…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Counselor Evaluation, Qualitative Research
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Holcomb-McCoy, Cheryl – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2008
This response discusses the importance of "privilege talk" and relates the concept of privilege to group counseling research. The impact of "colorblindness" on the dynamics of groups is discussed. The importance of understanding social privilege and its influence on counseling groups is emphasized.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Group Counseling, Racial Attitudes, Critical Theory
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Olson, Joann S.; Autry, Linda; Moe, Jeffry – Adult Learning, 2016
This article investigates the effectiveness of a film-based assignment given to adult learners in a graduate-level group counseling class. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with four students; data analysis suggested film-based assignments may promote deep approaches to learning (DALs). Participants indicated the assignment helped them…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Semi Structured Interviews, Program Effectiveness, Assignments
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Pordelan, Nooshin; Sadeghi, Ahmad; Abedi, Mohammad Reza; Kaedi, Marjan – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Counseling through the internet is one of the provided facilities by modern technologies that paves the way for the career development of students. This study aims to investigate and describe the role and effect of online career counseling interventions on the career development of students. In the current study, 45 university students were…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests, Career Development
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Webb-Landman, Eleanor – Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, 2012
The foundations of academic and social learning are laid in the early years of school, and attendance is critical to school success. However, research suggests that chronic absenteeism is a significant problem at the elementary school level (Chang & Romero, 2008; Romero & Lee, 2007). This paper presents the results of an action research…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Action Research, Socialization, Elementary School Students
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Meany-Walen, Kristin K.; Bullis, Quinn; Kottman, Terry; Dillman Taylor, Dalena – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2015
Children who are off-task in schools struggle with completing their work and engage in disruptive behaviors. Without intervention, these behaviors tend to worsen, putting them at risk for more serious, ongoing problems throughout life. Group counseling provides opportunities for people to practice socially useful behaviors. Using a single case…
Descriptors: Children, Time on Task, Play, Group Counseling
Woolwine, Andrew J. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to utilize the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) during the Marshall University Summer Enrichment Program (MUSEP) to determine the effectiveness of individual counseling, group counseling, and a combination of both, on student academic and behavioral goals. Results indicated that no significant differences were found when…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Scaling, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling
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Wade, Nathaniel G.; Post, Brian C.; Cornish, Marilyn A.; Vogel, David L.; Tucker, Jeritt R. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2011
One of the major obstacles to seeking psychological help is the stigma associated with counseling and therapy. Self-stigma, the fear of losing self-respect or self-esteem as a result of seeking help, is an important factor in the help-seeking process. In the present study, college students meeting a clinical cutoff for psychological symptoms…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Group Counseling, Psychology, Predictor Variables
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McCarthy, Christopher J.; Whittaker, Tiffany A.; Boyle, Lauren H.; Eyal, Maytal – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
Rigorous scholarship is essential to the continued growth of group work, yet the unique nature of this counseling specialty poses challenges for quantitative researchers. The purpose of this proposal is to overview unique challenges to quantitative research with groups in the counseling field, including difficulty in obtaining large sample sizes…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Statistical Analysis, Group Counseling, Comparative Analysis
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Malott, Krista M.; Paone, Tina R.; Humphreys, Kourtney; Martinez, Triana – Professional School Counseling, 2010
This article provides qualitative outcomes from a group counseling intervention whose goal was to facilitate the ethnic identity development of Mexican-origin youth. Outcomes revealed that participants perceived group participation as meaningful. Themes that emerged from the data included the importance of the relationship to engender change,…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Group Counseling, Mexicans, Counseling Services
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Petry, Nancy M.; Weinstock, Jeremiah; Alessi, Sheila M. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: Contingency management (CM) is efficacious in reducing drug use. Typically, reinforcers are provided on an individual basis to patients for submitting drug-negative samples. However, most treatment is provided in a group context, and poor attendance is a substantial concern. This study evaluated whether adding CM to group-based…
Descriptors: Counseling Objectives, Contingency Management, Drug Use, Patients
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Lemberger, Matthew E.; Clemens, Elysia V. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2012
The authors evaluated a small-group counseling intervention, Student Success Skills, provided to 53 inner-city, 4th- and 5th-grade African American students. Compared with the control group, students who received the treatment reported significant changes in metacognitive skill and feelings of connectedness to school. Furthermore, treatment-group…
Descriptors: African American Students, Control Groups, Elementary School Students, Group Counseling
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Steen, Sam; Kaffenberger, Carol J. – Professional School Counseling, 2007
Professional school counselors face the challenge of delivering guidance and counseling services to students while connecting to the educational mission of schools. This article is a summary and evaluation of a small group counseling program that targets academic issues while addressing personal/social issues with elementary-aged children. Results…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Group Counseling, Counseling Services, Academic Achievement
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