Sunday, February 9, 2014

Resources: Creative Small Groups & The Ungame

One of the hardest things I had to do when I started my first year of counseling (4 years ago), was to start my resource library. Where to start? There are so many resources out there and it is difficult to weed through to find quality things to use. I am going to spend the next several blog posts sharing the resources I find the most helpful and useful. I will try to put a book and a game on each post.

Creative Small Groups
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Creative Small Groups is a great resource for small groups. I have even used the lessons for individual sessions. There are 8 units and they are broken down into lessons for K-1, 2-3, 4-5. I love that it is broken down so much because it can sometimes be daunting to recreate lessons for different grade levels. The topics include: Anger Management, Behavior, Cancer Support, Friendship, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem, and Study Skills. It also includes a until on Lunch Bunches, which is great! The activities are fun and engaging. Of all my small group books, I use this one the most.  Highly recommended!

The Ungame
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The Ungame is a game where everyone wins. I use this game as the first session of many of my small groups. It is a non-threatening way to get to know one another. There are questions that range from fun surface type questions to some slightly deeper. This was one of the first games I purchased and one of the best.  I love it!

I hope these reviews will help you with building your resource library.  If you have any resources that you love, please share below!


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