A Fantastic Resource to Enliven Group Counseling


Groups Activities for Counselors


Sally Elliot

Whether your group-counseling program is well developed or still on the drawing boards, this book is your best resource for relevant, practical ideas and expert guidance on the special considerations of group work.  In addition to dozens of immediately usable activities, you’ll find chapters and sections  dealing with:

  • Planning and organizing groups
  • Recruiting and screening group members
  • A refresher in group dynamics
  • Leading students through the stages of group development
  • Facilitating for maximum positive interaction
  • Incorporating the special focus and structure of "circle sessions"
  • Tips for working with "tough to teach" groups
  • Achieving closure and positive group termination

Created for use in grades 4 ‑ 12, the activities in this book utilize a variety of strategies to encourage students to explore and share their feelings, ideas, and insights. The activities are designed to strengthen, not detract from, the closeness and synergy that develops as a group coalesces, at the same time offering you the convenience of being able to select structured activities at your discretion. Because many counselors organ izegroups with specific populations and goals in mind, activities are grouped in nine timely focus areas:

  • Getting to Know Each Other
  • Communication 9 Peer Relations
  • Changing Family Groups
  • Conflict Management
  • Racial Issues
  • Social/Sexual Harassment
  • Succeeding in School

Primary Subject Area – Counseling

Grades 4-12, 188 pages, 8-1/2 x 11, paperback

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