ERIC Number: ED209627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Relationship Group Therapy: A Short Term Approach with Children.
Kairey, Isaac; Freeman, Robert W.
A new short-term (14-16 sessions) group therapy approach for children, Relationship Group Therapy (RGT), is described. The major group therapy approaches are critiqued and the integration of certain assumptions from each approach are discussed. Stages of RGT therapy and the specific interventions required during various stages of therapy are detailed, as well as qualities of RGT therapists, values inherent in RGT, and the need to evaluate the interventions. Results of a RGT evaluation in an elementary school setting are provided, indicating that the treatment group attained significantly higher goal attainment scores than the control group. Additionally, the appendix contains a sample evaluation checklist for therapists. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Relationship Psychotherapy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).