Small group counseling experiences are offered at PAMS throughout the school year. Group counseling is a way for 6-8 students to work together with a counselor. Group discussions are confidential. All groups offer the opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively, manage stress, solve problems, and enhance self-concept. Participation requires parent permission.
Please see your counselor if you have any questions about group counseling.
Types of Groups Offered:
Concerned Persons Group
A group to help students concerned about a family member who abuses drugs or alcohol. The group will focus on feelings and coping skills. Students will see they are not alone.
Project “I” Group
A group to help students develop confidence and feel better about themselves. The group will be a safe place to discuss the pressures and concerns of school life.
Bereavement Support Group
A group to help students who have experienced the death of a loved one. This group helps students experience feelings in a supportive, caring environment, and teaches coping skills that will help them adjust to their changing world.
Changing Families Group
A group for students who have parents who are divorced, separated, or remarried. It offers students the chance to meet others who share similar experiences. The group provides opportunities for self-awareness, sharing with others, problem solving and better communication skills with in their families.
Conflict Resolution Group
A group to help identify, communicate and express anger in a healthy, constructive and safe environment. Students will learn relaxation techniques and other tools to identify and express anger.
Other Group Topics As Needed