ERIC Number: ED203228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Growing Up Female: Aspects of Development in Adolescent Groups.
Castor-Lewis, Carla; Styczynski, Lyn E.
This paper describes a model for an adolescent girls group used as an adjunctive therapy to focus on the issue of maturity. Background information about the group members is provided and the group is described as an ego-supportive group which functions to maintain areas of positive functioning and to aid in the development of personal resources. Interventions focusing on the issues of identity, autonomy, and relationships are discussed and methods used by the group to address goals and to promote a tolerable level of anxiety are presented. The effectiveness of the model in diffusing the anxiety associated with both the issues and the process of developing increased intimacy with peers and adult leaders is detailed. Factors regarding the decision to use two female therapists as group leaders are also reviewed. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).