Provides nuts-and-bolts techniques and specific do’s and don’ts for leading skill-building counseling groups with elementary-age children who need help developing prosocial and coping skills. Part One provides clear guidelines for designing, organizing, conducting, and evaluating multi- session counseling groups. Part Two provides counseling agendas and step-by-step procedures for conducting groups on eight different topic areas. Appendices contain needs assessment forms, pretests and posttests for each topic area, sample consent forms, and much more.
“Whether one session or all sixty-four are implemented, Skills for Living provides positive strategies for teaching our elementary students skills that are essential for being successful educationally and emotionally.”
—Dawn M. Zarlingo, Communique, National Association of School Psychologists
“Skills for Living is a highly recommended book for school counselors and other mental health professionals working with elementary school students. Morganett [Smead] provides a structured, thorough, and relevant guide for counselors wishing to assist students in a group setting.”
—Amy Jorgensen Thayer, The School Counselor
“A beginning counselor or group worker will appreciate the structure, format, sequencing, resources for professionals and children, and rationales for the various proposed agendas. They provide group activities for younger aged children that are tightly focused, controlled, and time-limited.”
—Alison Hahn Johnson, Social Work with Groups