Skills for Living

Group Counseling Activities for Young Adolescents
Volume 2
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9780878224203
Item Number: 3185

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This volume helps counselors provide young adolescents with the opportunity to learn new ideas, skills, behaviors, perspectives, and attitudes in a group setting.

The book is divided into two sections. Part One provides specific do’s and don’ts and many other useful guidelines for running a successful group. Part Two contains detailed procedures for conducting groups on eight topic areas.

Appendices include pretests and posttests for each topic area, needs assessment forms, sample letters, consent forms, and best practice guidelines for group counselors.

Book Reviews

“Smead has done an excellent job of creating fresh ideas for middle level counseling groups. Almost any student and educator would benefit. I can’t wait to get started!”

—Mary Michaud, Middle Ground, National Middle School Association

“This book is filled with specific materials which practitioners can either use or adapt. Useful features include 23 handouts for use with the group agendas; pragmatic selection guidelines; references and suggested resources for professionals; seven sample forms, including needs assessments and letters; a TAP-IN (Tell, Ask, and Pick) student selection checklist; eight pretests/posttests; and best practice guidelines. . . . This fine, well-written activity book is highly recommended to group couseling and group work professionals who wish to understand and deliver services to adolescents.”

—Steven R. Rose, Social Work with Groups

Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Group Agendas
Girlfriends: Understanding and Managing Friendships

  1. Getting Started
  2. Sorting Things Out
  3. Aliens
  4. The Guys
  5. The Green Gossip Monster
  6. My True Colors
  7. Flirting or Harassment?
  8. That’s a Wrap
Jugglers: Middle-School Transition Issues

  1. Getting Started
  2. You Gotta Have BIG Ears!
  3. Who Am I?
  4. My Power, Their Power
  5. My Middle Name Is “Flexible”
  6. Truth or Consequences
  7. Roller-Coaster Feelings
  8. That’s a Wrap
Dating and Relating: Male/Female Relationship Issues

  1. Getting Started
  2. Knowing My Dating Values
  3. Dating Rights and Responsibilities
  4. Expressing Feelings to Your Girlfriend/Boyfriend
  5. Power in Relationships
  6. Date Abuse: Violence in Relationships
  7. Boomerang Behaviors
  8. Ending Relationships: When and How
  9. That’s a Wrap
“Teaching Tolerance”: Understanding and Valuing Individual and Cultural Differences

  1. Getting Started
  2. M|&|M’s: What’s the Difference?
  3. Beautiful and Ugly Are Only Skin Deep
  4. Different Drummers
  5. Body Boundaries
  6. “It Isn’t Easy Bein’ Green”
  7. Walk a Block in My Socks
  8. Frogs, Toads, and Other Survivors
  9. That’s a Wrap
Give a Little, Take a Little: Relationships at Home

  1. Getting Started
  2. Power Struggles
  3. My Freedoms and Responsibilities
  4. I’m Not the Only One Living Here
  5. Cutting Edge: Limits on Technology at Home
  6. Teeter-Totter: Balancing Family, School, Friends, and Other Activities
  7. The Gifts I Bring
  8. That’s a Wrap
The Brain Laundromat: Cognitive Coping Skills

  1. Getting Started
  2. ABC’s of Feelings
  3. Garbage In/Garbage Out
  4. How to Get Your Brain to Work Right
  5. No Neggies
  6. Self-as-Model: I Can Do This!
  7. Healing Painful Words
  8. That’s a Wrap
Agree to Disagree: Learning to Manage Anger

  1. Getting Started
  2. Peace in Any Language
  3. Agree to Disagree: Learning to Negotiate
  4. Moody Blues
  5. Get a Life
  6. I-Messages
  7. Big and Little Spiders
  8. That’s a Wrap
Guys’ Club: Issues from a Male Perspective

  1. Getting Started
  2. The Secret World of Body Language
  3. Friends
  4. I Am the President
  5. On Camera: Video Modeling I
  6. On Camera: Video Modeling II
  7. The Big Wuss Club
  8. That’s a Wrap
Appendix A: Sample Forms
Faculty Group Counseling Needs Assessment
Student Group Counseling Needs Assessment
Letter to School Faculty
Letter to Parent/Guardian
Parent/Guardian Consent Form
Appendix B: TAP-In Student Selection Checklist
Appendix C: Pretests/Posttests
Appendix D: Association for Specialists in Group Work Best Practice Guidelines

In-service training for all levels of group work with children and adolescents can be provided by the author of this program. Dr. Smead is an accomplished international and national presenter. She will work closely with your school or organization and design training to meet your specific needs. Whether it is a one-day review, a multi-day skill-building workshop, or a 40-hour course, Dr. Smead offers exciting and confidence-building opportunities to enhance your group counseling skills.

For more information and available dates, please contact:

Dr. Rosemarie (Rosie) Smead
Indiana University Southeast
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, Indiana 47150

Phone: 812-923-6006
Fax: 812-923-6006

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