This practical, user-friendly manual will provide school counselors with the information they need to set up and run twelve different counseling groups. Though the author has test-driven the groups with middle school students, the content is easily adaptable for upper elementary and high school students. Each chapter is devoted to a specific group and includes

  • a rationale for the group
  • step-by-step breakdowns of each session
  • reproducible worksheets and activities
  • group-specific evaluation form.

Special sections within each chapter provide tips to make implementation easier and address potential problems. Also included are the American School Counselor Association standards that are addressed during the course of the group. Traditional group topics such as Divorce, Grief, and Study Skills join unique groups tailored for students dealing with Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Juvenile Diabetes, and Relational Aggression. The author has used her extensive experience to create this invaluable guide which school counselors at all levels of experience will find an essential tool in their group work.

chapter 1|10 pages

Off to a Fine Start

chapter 2|33 pages

ADD + (Plus)1

chapter 3|28 pages

Asperger Boys Club (ABC)

chapter 4|21 pages


Stuck In the Middle1

chapter 5|22 pages

Fitness Matters1

chapter 6|12 pages

Good Grief

chapter 7|26 pages

Juvenile Diabetes

Living with JD1

chapter 8|25 pages

Latina Pride1

chapter 9|30 pages

Relational Aggression

Friends and Important Relationships (FAIR)

chapter 10|20 pages


Making Our Way

chapter 11|27 pages

Standing Up To Stress

chapter 12|22 pages

Study Skills

Going for the Gold Star1

chapter 13|23 pages


Boys Improving Grades (BIG)

chapter 14|1 pages


Crossing the Finish Line