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School Counseling and Social Work Homework Planner (W/ Download), 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-38477-9
360 pages
April 2017
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Features assignments and exercises to meet the changing needs of school counselors and school social workers

The School Counseling and School Social Work Homework Planner, Second Edition provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features:

  • 75 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered in school settings, such as study and organizational skill deficits and academic motivation/underachievement, as well as "outside" issues such as blended families, divorce, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and parenting skill deficits
  • A quick-reference format—the interactive assignments are grouped by presenting problems including learning difficulties, disruptive classroom behavior, self-esteem building, bullying, and school violence
  • Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises
  • Assignments cross-referenced to The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner, Second Edition—so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or problem
  • A download code that contains all the exercises in a word-processing format—allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients’ unique styles and needs

Additional resources in the Practice Planners® series:

  • Treatment Planners cover all the necessary elements for developing formal treatment plans, including detailed problem definitions, long-term goals, short-term objectives, therapeutic interventions, and DSM™ diagnoses.
  • Documentation Sourcebooks provide the forms and records that mental health professionals need to efficiently run their practice.

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Table of Contents

Wiley PracticePlanners® Series Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

SECTION 1: Academic Motivation/Study and Organizational Skills 1

Exercise 1.A Good News and Bad News of Making It in School 1

Exercise 1.B Personal Best 5

SECTION 2: Anger Management/Aggression 9

Exercise 2.A Cases of Conflict 9

Exercise 2.B Communication With Others 16

SECTION 3: Anxiety Reduction 19

Exercise 3.A Mistake or Learning Opportunity? 19

Exercise 3.B Physical Receptors of Stress 23

Exercise 3.C 101 Ways to Cope With Stress 26

SECTION 4: Assessment for Mental Health Services 31

Exercise 4.A Student and Family History Form 31

Exercise 4.B Student Interview Outline 41

SECTION 5: Attachment/Bonding Deficits 51

Exercise 5.A Growing and Changing 51

Exercise 5.B My Predictions for the Future 55

SECTION 6: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 59

Exercise 6.A Summary of ADHD Assessments 59

Exercise 6.B Medication-Monitoring Checklist 64

Exercise 6.C Sustained-Attention-Span Graph 71

SECTION 7: Attention-Seeking Behavior 77

Exercise 7.A Criticism, Praise, and Encouragement 77

Exercise 7.B Positive Versus Negative Attention-Seeking Behavior 80

SECTION 8: Blended Family 85

Exercise 8.A Many Rooms in My Heart 85

Exercise 8.B New People in My Family 87

SECTION 9: Bullying Perpetrator 95

Exercise 9.A Bullying Incident Report 95

Exercise 9.B Apology Letter for Bullying 98

Exercise 9.C Problem-Solving: An Alternative to Impulsive Action 101

SECTION 10: Career Planning 105

Exercise 10.A Attributes for a Successful Career 105

Exercise 10.B Careers for a Lifetime 109

Exercise 10.C Occupations, Tasks, and Tools 112

SECTION 11: Conflict Management 117

Exercise 11.A Feelings Vocabulary 117

Exercise 11.B Listening Skills 121

Exercise 11.C Speaking Skills 124

SECTION 12: Depression 127

Exercise 12.A Planning for Fun 127

Exercise 12.B Accomplishments I Am Proud Of 131

SECTION 13: Disruptive Classroom Behaviors 135

Exercise 13.A Problem-Solving Worksheet 135

Exercise 13.B Student Self-Report 139

SECTION 14: Diversity and Tolerance Training 143

Exercise 14.A Similar Yet Different 143

Exercise 14.B Media Assessment 147

Exercise 14.C Diversity Support Scale 154

Exercise 14.D Respect and Tolerance Rating Index 158

SECTION 15: Divorces 165

Exercise 15.A Important People in My Life 165

Exercise 15.B Positive and Negative Consequences 170

SECTION 16: Grief and Loss 173

Exercise 16.A My Evolving Feelings About Change, Loss, and Grief 173

Exercise 16.B Climb the Mountain 177

Exercise 16.C Ebb and Flow 182

SECTION 17: Learning Difficulties 187

Exercise 17.A Personal Problem-Solving Worksheet 187

Exercise 17.B Decision Making 190

SECTION 18: Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) 193

Exercise 18.A Chore Report Card 193

Exercise 18.B Responses to Criticism, Praise, and Encouragement 197

SECTION 19: Parenting Skills/Discipline 201

Exercise 19.A The Rewind Game 201

Exercise 19.B Problem Ownership 204

SECTION 20: Physical and Sexual Abuse 207

Exercise 20.A My Secret Story 207

Exercise 20.B Measuring My Feelings 214

SECTION 21: Physical Disabilities and Challenges 219

Exercise 21.A Building on Strengths 219

Exercise 21.B Inspirations 222

SECTION 22: Poverty and Economic Factors 225

Exercise 22.A Goal Achievement 225

Exercise 22.B Home/School Rules Comparison 230

SECTION 23: Responsible Behavior Training 235

Exercise 23.A Task Buster 235

Exercise 23.B Personal Organization Chart 238

SECTION 24: School Refusal/Phobia 243

Exercise 24.A Attending School Self-Report 243

Exercise 24.B Do I Have What I Need? 247

Exercise 24.C School Days in a Perfect World 251

SECTION 25: School Violence Perpetrator 255

Exercise 25.A Identify and Schedule Pleasant Activities 255

Exercise 25.B Reframing Your Worries 258

SECTION 26: Self-Esteem Building 261

Exercise 26.A My Personal Profile 261

Exercise 26.B Skill Assessment 264

SECTION 27: Sexual Responsibility 269

Exercise 27.A My Personal Sexual Responsibility Code 269

Exercise 27.B Control of My Sexuality and Healthy Self-Esteem 273

SECTION 28: Sibling Rivalry 279

Exercise 28.A We Each Have Family Needs 279

Exercise 28.B Sibling Relationships: An Amazing Evolution 283

SECTION 29: Social Maladjustment (Conduct Disorder) 287

Exercise 29.A Recipes for Restitution 287

Exercise 29.B Record of Behavioral Progress 291

SECTION 30: Social Skills/Peer Relationships 295

Exercise 30.A Art of Creating and Maintaining Friendships 295

Exercise 30.B Win/Win Versus Win/Lose 298

SECTION 31: Substance Use and Abuse 301

Exercise 31.A Antidotes to Relapse 301

Exercise 31.B My Contract for a Substance-Free Lifestyle 305

SECTION 32: Suicide Ideation/Attempt 309

Exercise 32.A Heart-to-Heart Smart Talks 309

Exercise 32.B Assignment Completion Worksheet 312

SECTION 33: Teen Pregnancy 319

Exercise 33.A Legal Aspects of Teen Parenting 319

Exercise 33.B Given Another Chance, I’d Make a Different Choice 323

Appendix: Additional Assignments for Presenting Problems 329

Alphabetical Index of Exercises 333

About the Downloadable Assignments 337

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Author Information

SARAH EDISON KNAPP, MSW, CSW, is a former school social worker who now devotes her time and expertise to helping educators and parents relate to children in positive and highly effective ways. She is the author of several books including The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner, Second Edition and the Parenting Skills Homework Planner, both published by Wiley.

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