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Girl Power! High School Small Group Counseling

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Transcript of Girl Power! High School Small Group Counseling

Empowerment: Social process that helps people gain control of their lives by challenging irrational beliefs and assumptions

Feelings of disempowerment lead to low self esteem and diminishes self confidence. Essential in today's world- media and pop culture

Positive self esteem important for: personal developmement, ability to cope with basic life challenges

School Counselor will function as a facilitator in developing new skills and opportunities for practice, self discovery and interpersonal skills
Goals
Creating a safe place for young woman to speak about difficult issues while empowering discovery and development of positive characteristics
Group Planning
1. Needs assessment
2. Teacher referral form
3. Advertisement flyer
4. Parent information and permission letter
5. Screening tool
6. Evaluation tool
7. Session 1
Session 2
Lesson 1: All About Self-esteem
45 minutes
Session 3
Materials:
Ball of yarn
Index cards for evaluation
Blank lined paper
Index cards
“Friendship Web” questions
Pens or pencils

Session 5
Objectives
1. Students will be able to define self-esteem, its sources, and how it relates to self-concept.
Session 4
Materials:
“Personal Strengths Checklist”
Colorful Markers
Camera
Pens or pencils
Large blank posters
Index Cards

Girl Power!

High School Small Group Counseling

Taylor Oakley
Girl Power!Rationale:
REBT

REBT Psychoeducational Group
Specific techniques while relying heavily on structuring the group, the school counselor will use unconditional acceptance rather than warmth, use confrontation, modeling, homework assignments, reinforcement, and skills training to assist members in replacing self-defeating thoughts with self-acceptance (Corey, 2008).
ASCA STANDARDS A & B:
PS:A1.1 Develop positive attitudes toward self as a unique and worthy person, PS:A1.2 Identify values, attitudes, and beliefs,
PS:A1.4 Understand that change is a part of growth,
PS:A1.5 Identify and express feelings,
PS:A1.9 Demonstrate cooperative behavior in groups,
PS:A1.10 Identify personal strengths and assets,
PS:A2.6 Use effective communication skills,
PS:A2.7 Know communication involves speaking, listening and nonverbal behavior, PS:A2.8 Learn how to make and keep friends,
PS:B1.3 Identify alternative solutions to a problem,
PS:B1.12 Develop and action plan to et and achieve realistic goals
(ASCA, 2004, ¶ Personal/Social Development).
NYS Learning Standards:
English Language Arts 3
The Arts 4


2. Students will be able to clearly articulate connections between positive self-talk and positive self-concept. Differentiate between positive self-talk and negative self-talk.
3. Students will be able to define their personal strengths
4. Students will be able to define role models, positive characteristic traits, and set goals.
Materials: 1 package M&M
Blank paper
"Sweet Conversation starters"
Markers
Folders
Index cards
Large note pad
Objective: Students will be able to define self-esteem, its sources, and how it relates to self-concept.
Evaluation: Index card- What is self esteem. One positive person, event, thing that has contributed to their self esteem.
Lesson 2: Let's Talk Positive
50 minutes
Objective: Students will be able to clearly articulate connections between positive self-talk and positive self-concept. Differentiate between positive self-talk and negative self-talk.
Evaluation: Index card- One way positive self talk influences positive self concept. One way they can change negative thoughts into positive thoughts
Lesson 3: Stronger than Yesterday
60 minutes
Objectives: Students will be able to define their personal strengths
Evaluation: Index card- Three new personal characteristics they possess after the activity
Lesson 4: Dream Big
60 minutes
Materials:
Variety of magazines
Markers/crayons
Colored pencils
Scissors
Glue
Colorful posters

Objectives: Students will be able to define role models, positive characteristic traits, and set goals.

Evaluation: Index card- 3 characteristics of a role model. How will you continue to practice what you have learned?
1. Starter Activity: "Sweet Conversation Starters"
2. Discussion: Group Cohesiveness
3. Main Activity: Recognizing Your Self Esteem
Discuss definitions, sources, use drawings to become aware of their own self concepts with dyad discussions- If we aren't born with self esteem...we can change it
1. Starter Activity: "Friendship Web"
2. Discussion: Connected through shared experience
3. Main Activity: Positive Talk=Positive Self Image
Recognize negative thinking and putdowns contributes to self esteem and concept through dyad activity and discussion to develop solutions
4. Homework: Practice solutions, bring to group something to "show off"
1. Starter Activity: "Show Off" show and tell
2. Discussion: discuss talents and the impact on self esteem and positive self concept. Other hobbies they wish to accomplish, whats is holding them back?
3. Main Activity: Defining Personal Strengths
Self esteem building- drawing strengths and qualities of each student behind them without seeing while sitting
4. Homework: "Personal Strengths Checklist"
1. Starter Activity: Discuss homework "Personal Strengths Checklist"
2. Discussion: Define positive role models and set goals
3. Main Activity: Vision Board
Inspired by "The Secret"- law of attraction, relating to positive self talk, image, self concept and self esteem, create your vision of character tics, hobbies, and role models you want to obtain.
4. Homework: Post vision board in room where they can see it every day
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