Small Group Counseling

Being a part of a small group enables students to express themselves more openly, without having to worry about how their large peer group will view them.  Student participation in small groups can also provide a safe place for students to learn specific skills. Once these skills have been introduced, a group experience provides students an opportunity to apply those skills in a safe environment. 


Students must have parent permission to participate in small counseling groups.  Parents will receive a letter describing the group process and a permission slip to participate. Students must return this permission form before they can participate in a small group.

Below are examples of some of the topics that may be addressed in small groups at the elementary/middle school level:

Self-Esteem
Divorce
Friendship
Social Skills
Anger Management

Thus, the goals of small group counseling are for students to have a safe place to share their feelings and concerns, to practice new skills with other students, and to have a more successful school experience.