ERIC Number: ED295096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-22
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Expressive Group Therapy for Teen Survivors of Sexual Abuse.
This document contains an experiential presentation for counselors dealing with the special needs and difficulties of adolescent female survivors of incest who participate in group therapy. It briefly describes a group therapy program for female adolescent survivors of incest offered by a counseling center in Ohio which meets once a week. It explores some of the issues, dynamics, and approaches regarding leadership of such a group. Included are discussions of the difficulties in building group cohesion due to poor social skills of group members, along with the need for universality to overcome feelings of isolation; the leader-directed versus group-directed format; and the benefits and drawbacks of structure in such a group. Six sample activities derived from the expressive arts therapies are presented and described. Each is discussed in terms of its purposes and possible material elicited for further processing in the group. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Chicago, IL, March 20-23, 1988).