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ERIC Number: ED131371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Divorce Counseling.
Kessler, Sheila
The focus of this workshop will be on a model for conducting Divorce Adjustment Groups. Included in the model will be the purpose of the group, the goals, the selection of the members, the size and frequency and duration of the group meetings, and most importantly, the techniques used in working through the issues and dynamics of divorce. Methods of presentation will be lecture, discussion and demonstration. The model for Divorce Adjustment groups has evolved into its present form after four years of specializing in divorce counseling. Specific exercises are used to help persons gain self mastery over the dissolution process. Particular items addressed are: (1) working with children during divorce; (2) relating to friends who might feel awkward; (3) relating to the former spouse during the divorce process; (4) rules for equitable settlement of divorce issues such as child custody, property settlement etc.; (5) handling the possible anger, frustration and ambiguity of divorce; (6) setting new goals; (7) initiating new friendships; and (8) regaining emotional autonomy. The central purposes of these Divorce Adjustment Groups is to provide group support in a limbo period, provide a place to drain excess emotionality, as well as to learn skills for a healthy divorce process. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 1976)