“As a former therapist and school psychologist, I understand the challenge of treating many different problems. We want to give professionals access to the best materials possible at the lowest cost possible.” - Dr. Lawrence Shapiro
Norwalk, CT (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011
School counselors typically have dozens of kids on their caseload, and they are often charged with helping all the children in the school with emotional or behavioral issues. It’s an enormous job and extremely important because a child’s emotional problems almost always affect their learning. Yet with severe budget and personnel cuts affecting every school in the country, school counselors are told that like everyone else, they have to do more with less.
Guidance Group Digital has launched a site with thousands of counseling resources just a click away,CounselingFormsOnline.com. For just $9.95/month, school counselors and child therapists have access to a vast library of printable forms, activities, games, hand-outs, and more. And dozens more activities are added every month. Topics range from anger management and anxiety disorders to drug and alcohol prevention and self-injury. The site features helpful tools and resources for ages three through adulthood.
There are mazes, fill in the blank stories, dot-to-dots, and puzzles. They teach emotional, social, and behavioral skills. The forms are based on the well-researched techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy, which has found that changing the way that children think can help them to change the way that they feel and behave. The activities and worksheets are designed to be used in a counselor’s office, and also in the classroom. They can even be sent home for students to use as ‘emotional homework’ just as they would use worksheets to reinforce academic learning.
The site has been praised by members of the mental health community as a break-through in the treatment of childhood and teen disorders. The ease of using the site and the low-cost of membership has made quality materials worth thousands of dollars available to schools and agencies on the tightest budgets.
The first 30 days of membership on the site are free, and there are also free samples. Users can save by purchasing an annual membership, and discounts are also available for multiple users at schools and agencies. Once counselors sign up to be a member, counselors can choose forms by topic, age, or type of resource, or search through the sites extensive data base. When they find forms they like, they can put them in their virtual ‘filing cabinet’ to be printed out at a moment’s notice. And if a counselor needs a tool or resource that is not on the site, Dr. Shapiro and his staff will design it.
Guidance Group Digital is a sister company of The Guidance Group. Many of the materials on CounselingFormsOnline.com were originally published by The Guidance Group. The Guidance Group has been creating practical resources for counselors for more than 25 years, and has sold them in traditional printed form through its catalogs:Childswork/Childsplay, At-Risk Resources, and Courage To Change. The company has digitized hundreds of workbooks, storybooks, posters, and even board games, and made them available through this membership site, CounselingFormsOnline.com.
To explore the site please see the contact information to obtain a username and password.
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