ERIC Number: ED145286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Tailor-Made Peer-Therapy Groups for Children.
Clement, Paul W.
A child's peers may influence his behavior for better or for worse. By involving a child's peers in his therapy, their influence can be made to be consistently positive. By establishing tailor-made peer-therapy groups, the child psychologist will increase his therapeutic impact. Among the possible formats for involving peers in a child's treatment program are the following: (a) "traditional" child group therapy; (b) group contingencies; (c) social models; (d) the target child treating a second child with behavior problems; (e) classmates used as observers, and discriminative stimuli; (f) siblings, and (g) tailor-made peer-therapy groups. The basic steps in establishing peer-therapy groups are outlined and then illustrated by a case presentation on a five-year-old boy. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)