Middle school students with behavioral disorders offer the greatest challenge to standard group counseling curriculas. Their age places them at the threshold of adolescence which is a notably difficult stage of development. Their disorder places them at risk of peer rejection and school failure. The rationale for developing a group counseling toolbox is to make it easier for counselors to utilize a multi-sensory approach with this unique population of students. This curricula will consist of group counseling activities appropriate for middle school students with behavioral disorders as well as the props needed to facilitate success.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Counseling in middle school education; Behavior disorders in children; Middle school students
Department, Program, or Center
Department of Psychology (CLA)
Marafioti, Jennifer, "Using impact group therapy with middle school students with behavioral disorders" (1998). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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