Counseling Groups

San Elijo Middle Counseling Groups

Group Information

Small Counseling Groups meet once a week for an entire class period. Periods rotate so students don’t miss the same class every week. Group sessions are 6-8 weeks long. Each group has about two sessions per year. Participation in the group is voluntary and group confidentiality will be expected by all participants. Students and parents can reach out to their alpha counselor for application information. 

Brief Summary of Groups

Connections is designed to help foster growth in the areas of social skills, peer relationships, family dynamics, and conflict resolution. The overarching goal is to improve each student’s social-emotional skill set while working to make connections with other peers in the group. Each student will take away proactive skills that they can incorporate into daily life and help enrich each student’s middle school experience. Group facilitator is a School Counselor.

  • Cycle 1 begins October 2021
  • Cycle 2 begins April 2022

Innovative Mindset
 is designed to support students with organization, time management skills, studying, and academic support. In addition, students will participate in career activities that will introduce them to multiple careers and post-high school pathways. Students will be encouraged to utilize their SEMS Student Planner and to review their StudentVue accounts on a regular basis. Group facilitator is a School Counselor.

  • Cycle 1 begins October 2021
  • Cycle 2 begins April 2022

Keys to Success
is designed to teach students about healthy habits, importance of attendance, and executive functioning skills. The topics addressed in this group are nutrition, sleep habits, screen time, exercise, social media, staying organized, time management, study skills, and establishing routines. Group facilitator is a School Counselor.

  • Cycle 1 begins November 2021
  • Cycle 2 begins January 2022

 is a gender-specific group that addresses self-esteem, communication, decision making, anger management, substance abuse education, bullying and peer pressure with the goal of increasing student resilience. Group facilitators are licensed therapists from North County Family Counseling Specialists.

  • Cycle 1 begins September 2021
  • Cycle 2 begins 2nd semester

provides an opportunity for students to enhance their emotional vocabulary, communication skills, and coping strategies. Students will work on increasing self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem. Group facilitator is a School Social Worker and School Social Worker Intern.

  • Cycle 1 begins December 2021
  • Cycle 2 begins February 2022

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