Group counseling, which involves a number of students working on shared tasks and developing supportive relationships in a group setting, is an efficient, effective and positive way of providing direct service to students with academic, career and social/emotional developmental issues and situational concerns.
School counselors provide counseling sessions in individual or small-group settings that:
- Help students overcome issues impeding achievement or success.
- Help students identify problems, causes, alternatives and possible consequences so they can make decisions and take appropriate action.
- Are planned and goal-focused and are short-termed in nature (ASCA, 2012).