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8th Grade Dialogues
Dialogues are held at the beginning of the school year in eighth grade to support a strong, positive, school culture, improve communication between students and develop student leadership skills. The Boys and Girls Club staff helps facilitate the 8th grade Dialogues.

Personal Counseling
In addition to school counselors, Malibu High School has a bilingual therapist and school psychologist on staff to meet with students who are in need of more support. MHS is also in partnership with Family Services of Santa Monica, offering one-on-one counseling services from a licensed MFT. Referrals are made through the school counselors. If necessary, some students may be referred to private therapists in the community.

Counseling Groups
As part of the counseling program at Malibu Middle School, we offer a variety of support groups to students. A group is composed of students who all share the same concern or problem. These groups do not deal with the treatment of psychological disorders. Each counseling group focuses on a particular problem, which may be personal, educational, social, or vocational. The groups are preventative, short-term, supportive, and developmental. They help the children find ways to cope with stress, and teach them skills that they can use in everyday life. Participation in these groups is optional. Group meetings are held weekly during a regular school day period. Please note that all information is to be treated with the strictest confidentiality and with the highest respect. Parent Signature on permission form is required for student participation.




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