School Based Group Counseling / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Extremely relevant, comprehensive, and "hands on", SCHOOL BASED GROUP COUNSELING guides readers through the process of developing, running, and evaluating quality small groups in K-12 school settings. Specifically focused on the school counseling profession, it provides an excellent context for group work through a discussion of the pertinent theories and key research. Its real-world emphasis includes K-12 case studies and group examples from practicing school counselors. The authors use the lens of real-world school-based practice, strengths-based counseling, systems thinking, developmental psychology, and ASCA's National Modelresulting in a professional, comprehensive, and well-balanced group counseling text for K-12 preservice school counselors.
About the Author
Christopher Sink, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC (WA) is a Professor and Batten Endowed Chair of Counseling at Old Dominion University, Department of Counseling and Human Services (Darden College of Education). Earlier, he spent 21 years as a professor of counselor education at Seattle Pacific University and five years at Northwest Missouri State University. Prior to serving in the professoriate, Dr. Sink worked as a secondary and post-secondary counselor. He has many years of chief editorial experience in counseling-related journals (American School Counselor Association's Professional School Counseling and American Counseling Association's Counseling and Values). Dr. Sink currently serves on the editorial board of multiple peer-refereed journals, including The Professional Counselor (the National Board of Certified Counselors), Professional School Counseling (American School Counselor Association), Counselling and Spirituality (Canadian), Counseling and Values (American Counseling Association and Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling), and Journal of Research on Christian Education. Currently, he is associate editor, Counseling and Values, and chief editor, Journal of School-based Counseling Policy and Evaluation (JSCPE). Dr. Sink publishes in various areas related to school-based counseling, social-emotional learning (SEL), educational psychology, positive psychology, and evaluation and research methods. He is a strong advocate for social justice, systemic, and strengths and evidence-based school counseling practice. Currently, Dr. Sink's research agenda includes topics examining social-emotional learning, program evaluation outcomes of comprehensive school counseling, research methods in counselor education, positive psychology, and spirituality as an important feature of adolescent resiliency and well-being.
Cher Edwards is associate professor and chair of Counselor Education at Seattle Pacific University. She has taught group counseling and supervised pre-service school counselors for more than ten years and has focused her scholarly activities on issues relevant to the school counseling profession, specifically addressing cultural competency and social justice issues. Professor Edwards serves as vice president of post secondary education for the Washington School Counseling Association and is the founding president of Washington Counselors For Social Justice.
Christie Eppler is an associate professor of pastoral counseling at Seattle University. She previously served as an associate professor in the Counselor Education program at Seattle Pacific University, was an assistant professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Seton Hall University, and taught family nursing classes at the University of Michigan, Flint. Dr. Eppler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT, Washington) and holds an approved supervisor designation from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). Her clinical practice covers the complete age span of children, youth, and adults as demonstrated by two years of counseling with children and families in an elementary school setting, several years of clinical work with children, teens and their families at community-based clinics, and work as a mental health counselor at a college counseling center. A member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Dr. Eppler is past-president of the Washington State Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (WSACES). The Washington State School Counselor Association (WSCA) named her Counselor Educator of the Year in 2007. She has published in PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING, PSYCHOLOGY IN THE SCHOOLS, and JOURNAL OF MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY. Her qualitative research focuses on the intersections of spiritual counseling and narrative therapy, resiliency, and issues of social justice.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Small Groups in Today's Schools. 2. Foundations of School-Based Group Counseling. 3. The Basics of Group Preparation and Implementation. 4. Facilitating Small Groups. 5. Professional Considerations in Conducting Groups in Schools. 6. Groups for Elementary School Students. 7. Groups for Middle School and Junior High School Students. 8. Groups for High School Students. 9. Small Groups for Students with Special Needs. 10. Small Groups for Students of Color: Multicultural Considerations.