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A School Counselor's Guide to Small Groups

Coordination, Leadership, and Assessment (Second Edition)
Sarah I. Springer, Lauren J. Moss, and Christine J. Schimmel, Editors
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A School Counselor’s Guide to Small Groups: Coordination, Leadership, and Assessment provides practicing school counselors, school counseling supervisors, school counselor educators, and counselors-in-training with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively implement and lead small groups within school contexts.

The book features two distinct sections. The first section includes 10 mini-chapters designed to help readers consider how to use their group leadership skills to support group implementation. The second section provides readers with more than 50 small-group session plans divided into four key categories: anxiety, social skills, decision-making, and grief. The session plans include instructions for implementation, a list of materials needed, discussion ideas, recommended grade levels, American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Mindsets and Behaviors, and learning objectives.

The second edition features new chapters and activities, coverage of new group leader skills, and sidebar activities to stimulate reflective practice, including case studies, supervision questions, advice from the authors, and more. The text has been updated to reflect the fourth edition of the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs.

A School Counselor’s Guide to Small Groups is co-sponsored by The Association for Specialists in Group Work. It is a vital and highly applicable resource for practicing counselors and counselors-in-training.

Sarah I. Springer, Ph.D., LPC, ACS is an assistant professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at Monmouth University. A former school counselor, she specializes in counselor development, group counseling, supervision, and counseling in schools.
Christine J. Schimmel, Ed.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Learning Sciences at West Virginia University. A former school counselor, she focuses her energies working with and training pre-service school counselors.
Lauren J. Moss, Ph.D., LPC is an associate professor in the Counselor Education and Student Affairs Department at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. A former school counselor, her specialties include high incidence disabilities such as anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and attention changes.
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