An essential resource for helping students in grades 7 through 12 to learn how to overcome irrational beliefs, negative feelings, and the negative consequences that may result. This revision is packed with 105 creative and easy-to-do activities.
The activities include games, stories, role plays, writing, drawing, and brainstorming. Each activity is identified by grade level and categorized into one of five important topic areas: Self-Acceptance; Feelings; Beliefs and Behavior; Problem Solving and Decision Making; and Interpersonal Relationships.
Thinking, Feeling, Behaving is an emotional education curriculum based on the principles of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. It can be used in classroom or small group settings.
“Thinking, Feeling, Behaving offers great ideas for group counseling sessions designed to develop a sense of emotional understanding. The format allows for easy implementation by either experienced or beginning practitioners. In addition, the activities provided require very few materials, making it a cost-effective tool for teaching emotional awareness. With school districts across the country facing increasing budget constraints but the demand for creative social and emotional curricula as high as ever, this book is a valuable asset for any school psychologist working with adolescent populations.”
—Nigel Anderson, School Psychology in Illinois Newsletter
“It is critical for school districts to select a program that is empirically-based, cost-effective, and user-friendly. You will be delighted to know that Dr. Ann Vernon’s emotional education curriculum meet all of the above criteria. . . . Dr. Vernon presents a framework of emotional education with a total of 210 experiential activities that are applications of Dr. Albert Ellis’ rational emotive behavioral therapy. . . . I believe these two books are ideal for educators, counselors, and school psychologists who are looking for resources to foster healthy social and emotional development in their students.”
—Tony Wu, NCSP, Communiqué, National Association of School Psychologists Newsletter
“Ann Vernon has developed a curriculum that provides school counselors with lessons on all different facets of social and emotional barriers. . . The author provides actual scenarios that students can understand and relate to. . . The curriculum embraces the goal of positive behavior and flexible thinking. Topics presented in the lessons reflect peer perception, cliques, transition issues, and social pressures. . . a great resource for school counselors.”
—Deborah Hardy, New York State School Counselors Association Newsletter
“Ann Vernon has done a really marvelous job of providing a solid and challenging basis for primary prevention in emotional education.”
—Robert A. Harper, Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
“The major strength of Vernon’s curriculum is that it is very user friendly. It is well-organized in both the lesson plan format and the sequencing of the lessons.”
—Lamar Gunter, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal