Individual Counseling: Individual counseling is a component of the comprehensive school counseling program at Bedwell. Occasionally students require a safe, positive, and confidential setting to address issues that are having an impact on their school achievement. These may include friendship problems, changing families/divorce, grief, stress, social skills, academics, bullying, problem-solving, or decision-making. Students may be referred for individual counseling by a parent, an adult in the school or may self-refer. Individual school counseling is goal-oriented and generally short-term in nature.
Group Counseling: Small group counseling is one of the direct services available as part of the comprehensive school counseling program at Bedwell. Students sharing similar issues or concerns work together in a small group environment consisting of about 3-6 peers. The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and meet weekly for approximately 6-8 weeks. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include friendship and social skills, stress-management, conflict resolution, changing families/divorce, anger management, self-esteem, study skills or grief and loss. Students engage in a variety of activities during group sessions including games, art, role-playing, journaling and puppetry. Groups are offered throughout the school year as determined by need.
Classroom Counseling Lessons: Classroom lessons address personal, social and academic needs at the child's developmental level. Topics may include self-esteem, conflict resolution, study skills, anger management, tattling vs. telling, friendship/social skills, responsibility, respect, teasing/bullying, feelings, cooperation, goal setting/decision-making, and peer pressure.