Gratitude-based group intervention manual for college student-athletes

2013 IJRSP – Volume 2 Issue 3


Datu, Jesus Alfonso*
Counseling and Educational Psychology Department, De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines (


The current manual is designed to offer a guide in facilitating a group intervention based on the conceptual and theoretical premises of gratitude. Before the implementation of the proposed group intervention, prospective members will be evaluated through administering Gratitude Six-Item Form (GQ6) and an interview with the group counselor. There are five sessions which will be executed on a weekly basis. Activities are made to increase the members’ positive realization of themselves, others, and events in their lives. Each session will be tracked through group intervention case notes to ensure that important events and processes are noted. At the end of group intervention, members will be assessed using group feedback, accumulated case notes and Gratitude Six-Item Form to look at the impact of the gratitude-based intervention in leading college student athletes towards a more positive and appreciative worldview.

Keywords: gratitude; group intervention manual; positive psychology; student-athletes



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