Nice to see you again James, is there anything you’d like to address today?
Well, I'm on another school suspension. I don’t get why they keep singling me out.
I’m sorry to hear that. I know we've discussed in previous sessions how you feel the suspension policies at your school are not fair. Can you tell me a little about what happened?
I was fighting with Brandon again. He won’t leave me alone and the school doesn’t believe me when I tell them he’s the one starting it.
That sounds very frustrating. Is there anyone at your school you’ve spoken to about this?
Not really, but there are a few teachers that get it.
You mentioned how you built a good relationship with the PE teacher. Is this a person who can support you?
Yeah, I could try talking to him about this problem specifically.
That sounds like a great plan. Are there any other people who could support you or ways you could feel heard about this?
My family is mad at me about the suspensions too, but journaling has been helping some. Do you think I should send the school a letter about the suspensions?
That seems like a great way of expressing yourself. I know you put a lot of time into your writing, and writing is a great way to process emotions. Would you like to work on the letter together?
Yeah that sounds really good. I can bring my journal next time for you to look at.