Event Title

Narrative Therapy Based School Counseling: The Energy Bus

Presenter Information

Jeara Romasanta
Kaila Gray

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation/Art Exihibt

College

College of Education

Major

Educational Psychology and Counseling

Location

Event Center BC

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Shawn Patrick

Start Date

5-18-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

5-18-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

As part of the graduation requirements for a Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance, graduate students were tasked with creating and implementing a special project that was both effective and easy for other school counselors to replicate. This case study highlighted the implementation of a counseling group that was based on the book, The Energy Bus for Kids. Graduate students created school counseling curriculum based on the five rules provided in the story. This counseling group focused on coping skills to help students overcome negativity, bullies, and everyday challenges. This group was implemented at two elementary schools. At one school, the participants were five, 4th-5th grade girls at a Title I school. The other group was comprised of 3rd grade GATE students with a mix of boys and girls. Based on teacher and counselor supervisor observations, students who participated in The Energy Bus group tended to use the skills they learned in the group to solve problems on the playground, in class, and at home.

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May 18th, 11:00 AM May 18th, 12:00 PM

Narrative Therapy Based School Counseling: The Energy Bus

Event Center BC

As part of the graduation requirements for a Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance, graduate students were tasked with creating and implementing a special project that was both effective and easy for other school counselors to replicate. This case study highlighted the implementation of a counseling group that was based on the book, The Energy Bus for Kids. Graduate students created school counseling curriculum based on the five rules provided in the story. This counseling group focused on coping skills to help students overcome negativity, bullies, and everyday challenges. This group was implemented at two elementary schools. At one school, the participants were five, 4th-5th grade girls at a Title I school. The other group was comprised of 3rd grade GATE students with a mix of boys and girls. Based on teacher and counselor supervisor observations, students who participated in The Energy Bus group tended to use the skills they learned in the group to solve problems on the playground, in class, and at home.