School Counselor Center
Resource Catalog

 

Subject: Self Awareness

 

BOOKS

Title:  The Creative Journal for Children
Author 1: Capacchione, Lucia
Author 2:
Publisher: Shambhala
Date:  1982
Categories: Self Awareness
Format: Text
Call Number: S6800

Summary: This book is intended as a practical guide for parents, counselors and teachers wishing to guide children in journal-keeping.  It contains basic principles and techniques and is fully illustrated with examples from children's journals. 

(Grades K-8)

 

Title:  The Creative Journal (The Art of Finding Yourself)
Author 1: Capacchione, Lucia
Author 2:
Publisher: Swallow Press
Date:  1979
Categories: Self Awareness
Format: Workbook
Call Number: S6801

Summary: This book contains over 50 exercises in journal keeping designed for discovering one's inner treasures.  The exercises are simple but stimulating ways to release feelings, self-assessment, career and life goal planning, confidence building and creative expression in words and graphic art. 

(Grades K-8)

 

Title:  The Knight in Rusty Armour
Author 1: Fisher, Robert
Author 2:
Publisher: Marcia Grad
Date:  1990
Categories: Self Awareness
Format: Text
Call Number: S6802

Summary: This is a lighthearted tale of a desperate knight in search of his true self.  His journey reflects our own--filled with hope and despair, belief, disillusionment, laughter and tears.  Anyone who has ever struggled with the meaning of life and love will discover profound wisdom and truth as this fantasy unfolds. 

(Grades 6-12)

 

Title:  Problem Solving Strategies and Interventions for Men in Conflict
Author 1: Moore Dwight (Ed.)
Author 2: Leafgren, Fred (Ed.)
Publisher: American Assoc. for Counseling and Develop.
Date:  1990
Categories: Self Awareness, Conflict, Men
Format: Text
Call Number: S6803

Summary: This book addresses the special issues with which men deal in this time of conflict.  Men in Conflict provides information to help the counselor identify the issues and facilitate each client's personal growth.  The goal is to bring new information to the growing body of knowledge of men's issues. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Health Counseling
Author 1: Lewis, Judith A.
Author 2: Sperry, Len & Carlson, Jon
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Date:  1993
Categories: Self Awareness, Health
Format: Text
Call Number: S6804

Summary: This book provides strategies and techniques that counselors can use to help clients initiate and maintain health oriented behavior. The authors use case materials and clinical input on assessment, treatment, maintenance and prevention in applying their health counseling model to a number of specific issues including:  weight control, smoking cessation, substance abuse, exercise, sleep, sexual health, chronic pain and coping with illness. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  Black and Recovering - My Search For Identity (10 copies)
Author 1: Bell, Peter
Author 2:
Publisher: Johnson Institute
Date:  1993
Categories: Self-awareness
Format: Text/Workbook
Call Number: S6806

Summary: This workbook is for recovering African Americans who are currently in treatment or in aftercare.  Our racial identity is a big issue in life and in recovery.  Now is a good time to face these racial and cultural issues.  There are several ways you can use this workbook:  You can read it and do the exercises on your own.  This will help you think about what is important to you and how you plan to deal with future challenges; You can use the topics in the workbook as a basis for group discussions; You can use it to identify issues that you need some help in solving. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

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Title:  Talk With Teens - About Feelings, Family, Relationships, and the Future
Author 1: Peterson, Jean Sunde
Author 2:
Publisher: free spirit
Date:  1995
Categories: Self Awareness
Format: Activity Book
Call Number: S6807

Summary: Written to meet the needs of students to "just talk" - to share their feelings and concerns with supportive peers and an attentive adult, these guided discussions have evolved from many years of working with students, listening to them, and learning about their lives.  The suggestions, activities, and written exercises in this book, along with the flexible-focus format, have been thoroughly tested.  You can feel confident about using these materials with your students and other group members. 

(Grades 4-12)

 

Title: Life Isn't Always A Day At The Beach: A Book for All Children Whose Lives Are Affected by Cancer
Author 1: Ganz, Pam
Author 2:
Publisher:
Date: 1996
Categories: Self Awareness, Cancer
Format: Activity Book
Call Number: S6808

Summary: If you are a school age child dealing with a diagnosis of cancer, this book is for you; maybe you or your sibling, parent or grandparent, relative or friend has been diagnosed with cancer. This diagnosis of cancer may cause many changes and adjustments in your life. It can me a difficult time for you as well as for family and friends. We hope that "Life Isn't Always A Day At The Beach" will help you cope with cancer by helping you express and share some of the many feelings and thoughts you may have. You may also understand your feelings better after writing, drawing or talking about them with a parent, family member, counselor, teacher or friend.

 

Title: How to Make Yourself Happy and Remarkably Less Disturbable
Author 1: Ellis, Albert Ph.D.
Author 2:
Publisher: Impact Publishers
Date: 1999
Categories: Self Awareness
Format: Book
Call Number: S6809

Summary: This user-friendly guide offers simple, straightforward procedures and practical wisdom on a happier, more trouble-free life, from one of the most highly respected psychologists of our time. In his newest book, Dr. Ellis offers dozens of real-life case examples, detailed descriptions of self-help action steps, and a witty, articulate style that you'll find entertaining and enlightening.

 

Title: How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable About Anything Yes Anything!
Author 1: Ellis, Albert Ph.D.
Author 2:
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Date: 1988
Categories: Self Awareness
Format: Book
Call Number: S6810

Summary: Given the stress and strain of modern day-to-day living, the last things we need are the inhibiting, crippling problems we bring upon ourselves by the way we think and feel about the world and the people around us. The simple, logical method outlined in this book is the soundest approach yet devised to acquiring true mental health and happiness. Most emotional misery and psychological disturbances are unnecessary overreactions and can be significantly reduced - that is the simple message of this book.

 

Title: Who I am and Who I Want to Be
Author 1: Churchill, E. Richard and Linda R.
Author 2:
Publisher: J. Weston Walch, Publisher
Date: 1992
Categories: Self Awareness
Format: Activity Text
Call #: S6812

Summary: This self-directing work text guides middle school students in forming their own identities and setting goals for themselves. A variety of interesting exercises and activities helps students develop skills in maintaining a healthy self-concept, dealing with emotions, self-management, acting ethically, resisting peer pressure, handling interpersonal relationships, managing stress, setting goals, and making decisions.

 

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VIDEOS

Title:  Black and Recovering: The Search for Identity
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: KIDSRIGHTS
Date:
Categories: Self-awareness
Format: video
Call Number: S6805

Summary: Narrated by Peter Bell, this video examines the issues surrounding black racial identity.  It addresses issues relevant to how blacks view themselves and others.  This issue is often ignored in the counseling process.  Bell emphasizes the importance of black racial identity when dealing with addictions.  The pain that goes along with that identity relates to the recovery process.  This video can be helpful to counselors as well as a black person struggling with self-awareness. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title: Manhood
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: AIMS Multimedia
Date:
Categories: Self Awareness, Life Skills, Manhood
Format: Video
Call #: S6814

Summary: The misconceptions that abound concerning true manhood are dealt with honestly in this revealing program which features substance abuse expert Darryl Turpin. After reviewing the false information, Turpin goes on to the truth: Real men take seriously the need for commitment, responsibility, and accountability in the family and the community. (Grade 12, 42 minutes).

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