by Kathie Guild NBCT
The Professional School Counselor’s Guide to Help Students in Grades 3-8 Help Themselves
The A.B.C.s of C.B.T. is a creative school counseling program that teaches students in Grades 3-8 Cognitive Based Therapy using a simple A.B.C. model and memorable cartoon animal characters as visual references to the various forms of destructive thinking.
The program is organized into three sections:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy is an effective counseling approach to use in a school setting due primarily to its practicality and ease of implementation, and teaching the A.B.C. formula is an important first step in helping students to help themselves. By utilizing the A.B.C. model, students will learn to recognize, challenge, and rethink distressing thoughts that block hope and change.
This program is effective for addressing generalized anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, test anxiety, and other behavioral and emotional concerns.
|Recommended Ages:||Ages 8 through 13|
|Grade Level:||Grades 3 through 8|