Therapeutic Tool Kit

Overview

As a school counselor, you will work with students with diverse needs. Therefore, you will need a significant repertoire of therapeutic techniques, strategies, and activities. Therapeutic tool kits contain strategies and activities that you can use in your work with students. You will use the Therapeutic Tool Kit Template linked in Resources to complete this assignment.

Instructions

For this assignment, consider the variety of student needs that you might encounter daily in a school setting. You might counsel students with the following challenges:

  • ADHD.
  • Giftedness.
  • Autism spectrum.
  • Anxiety.
  • Sexual preference.
  • Gender identity.
  • Depression.
  • Self-esteem.
  • Bullying.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Anger management.
  • Time management.
  • Study skills.

A therapeutic tool kit can be used for a variety of students. Using one of the theories discussed in the course for each challenge, you will develop strategies and goals to address two of these challenges to begin to build your therapeutic tool kit.

  • Select two issues from the list above.
  • Provide school-based scenarios in which you could apply each activity or technique in an individual counseling session. Identify the age, grade, and developmental level of the student. Discuss relevant aspects of the case and clearly identify the presenting issue.
  • Identify the theory on which you are basing your strategies. Describe the theory and explain why you believe this theory is most appropriate for your work.
  • For each issue, identify two creative strategies for helping students deal with that issue. Include at least one measurable goal for each issue when outlining the strategy.
  • Identify ways that you could customize your approach with each activity according to the developmental differences of students. In other words, how could you use this approach or activity with students who are younger or older than the student group that you chose?

Additional Requirements

To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Length: 3–4 pages of content plus title and reference pages. An appendix is optional.
  • Written communication: Develop accurate and professional written communication and thoughts that convey the overall goals of the assignment and are free of errors that detract from the overall message. Your paper should be written in true third person; do not use first person.
  • References: Use a minimum of five current (published within the past five years) references in addition to your course texts, with at least two peer-reviewed academic references. No websites please.
  • Formatting: Use the APA-formatted template linked in Resources.
    • Include correct in-text and reference citations, proper punctuation, double spacing throughout, 12-point Times New Roman type, proper headings and subheadings, no skipped lines before headings and subheadings, proper paragraph and block indention, no bolding, and no bullets. Refer to APA Style and Format for more information.
  • File Format: You must submit your assignment in MS Word DOC or DOCX format.
  • SafeAssign: You are required to submit a draft of your assignment to SafeAssign prior to submitting it for grading. Submit your work as a draft to check for any necessary edits.
    • Once the assignment is finalized and all edits have been made, submit the final version to your instructor for grading using the following file naming format: Your_Name_AssignmentNumber_Assignment_Title (for example: Ima_Learner_u03a1_Assignment_Title).
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