Proposal For Group
research it is stated that anger is one of the basic feelings the individuals
experience when they do not meet their needs in daily life. It is often said
that anger appears in these situations and it is one of the basic emotions
everybody may feel (Y?lmaz, D., & Ersever, O. G. 2015). In the article it is said anger how a persons
is feeling when they are not able to get what the deserve, when they get hurt,
not able to complete something how they wanted to, something doesn’t go their
way and many other reasons. Anger is a
strong emotion and an important sign that shows to the individual something is
not going right when appeared like that (Y?lmaz, D., & Ersever, O. G.
2015). Through further research it is stated that females and males deal with
anger differently. Females tend to vent more to friends and other about how
they are feeling, while boys strike objects and use their hands more when they
are angry (Burt, I. i. (2014).
group proposal is designed to help students be able to express and manage their
anger in an effective and healthy way.
Students will also learn how to control their anger through many ways by
identifying situations that make them angry, identifying that their behavior
will have consequences, the students will develop skills and strategies to help
them control their anger and find other options to be more positive. In this
group students will also be learning how to identify and explore anger
triggers, while also noticing the physical and emotional responses to anger.
The counselor will be working with six to nine fourths grades on anger
management skills that will help them learn how to control their anger. During this process, students will learn how
to have sense of self-awareness that will contribute to personal factors that
and many unhealthy levels of anger and/or inability to manage anger
group will have four to seven members; these members will all be referred to
the group by the principal, teachers, parent or school counselor, as well as a
self-referral. It will be helpful if the teachers could be help in getting
students to group. It would be encouraged if they could get students who are
commonly causing disruptions in class such as getting in trouble for yelling,
physical violence and other anger-related classroom disruptions. On a meeting
week the three days before and on the day of the group there will be an
announcement made on the morning announcements reminding students that they
have a group session coming up. This
announcement will post for up to one or two weeks, inviting participation for
students who want to learn how to manage their anger, or to do so more
appropriately. For students who are
interest they will need to write their names on paper and give it to the
counselor so that he or she will know that they want to join the group. During
these sessions both teachers and principals will ask to share names during
staff meetings. Once a list of interested students are selected, the parent and
or guardian of the student will be sent home with a form getting permission to
participation in the group.
interviews will begin for students as consent forms that will need to be
returned to the counselor the next day. If more students are interested in the
group that than it is able to have these students will be placed on a wait list
on a need-based. Those students who have scored the highest pre-test scores for
anger management skills will be placed on a waiting list until another group is
Type of group and population
will be closed in structure. The group will begin with about four to seven
members. Members of the group will be able to join the group at any time based
on a recommendation from a parent, teacher, principal and or school counselor.
For the members that were in the group before will they will be the
‘specialists’ as in knowing what will take place and also will be able to help
new members learn and practice skills. The group focuses on fourth graders. The
group will be a mixture of both male and female students in the school. The age range from the group will be starting
at nine to eleven years of age. Since this will be a closed form group,
students will have to be referred from the counselor who is in the school also
by a parent, teacher and or principal.
Need for group
need for this group is because students have to learn and acknowledge the
correct way on how to control their anger and be able to find other ways to
channel how they are feeling.
Screening and selection
interviews will consist of pre-test measures an explanation of the goals of the
group and a discussion with the student of how this group may fit their needs, and,
finally, a discussion of the rules and student’s signature of commitment to
follow them during the group as well as informed consent for the group process.
obvious needs of the group not met by the group plan will be added before the beginning
of the group. Any individuals who demonstrate severe difficulties or problems
that do not fit within the group will be met with individually to address those
issues or to plan for referral to an outside agency. Students who do not feel
comfortable committing to the group will also be worked with on an individual
Group size and setting
group will hold approximately
four to seven students. The setting of the group will be a well light place and
will be able to hold everyone in one from. Some places that could work are a
conference room, office and or the cafeteria.
The ground rules for this group are
1. Confidentiality first. (What is said in the group
stays in the group.)
2. Share feelings and experiences, but not advice.
3. Accept each other without making judgments.
4. Listen to each other. Give everyone an opportunity
5. Avoid interrupting or having side conversations.
6. Silence all cell phones, pagers, and Blackberries.
7. Always be honest.
8. Have a positive attitude.
9. Be on time.
10. Be respectful and sensitive to others.
11. Be supportive and encouraging to each other.
12. Refrain from using offensive language.
thinking techniques that will be used for this group are cutting off technique,
go around and role-playing.
Topics to be explored
Topics that will be explored are anger
Stages of the group, and
evaluation of group
Goals and objectives
goals of the group are (1) to increase students understanding of their anger
arousal, both triggers, and the physiological experiences. (2) To help students
recognize, learn, and implement behaviors that are most effective when dealing
with anger. (3) To change the way students talk to themselves about and during
The objectives of the group are to