ERIC Number: ED306470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Project Group Work: An Innovative Approach to Counseling in Schools.
Piechowski, Philip A., Ed.; Ciha, Thomas E., Ed.
This monograph begins with an overview of Project Group Work, a school counseling approach designed to enhance services to at-risk students and to further develop the skills of school social workers, psychologists, and other school personnel through the use of group counseling in the schools. It contains seven chapters. "Types of School Based Groups" (Mary Cashman and Howard Harrington) focuses on groups which benefit the child in the school setting, exploring theoretical and practical aspects of such groups and demonstrating the therapeutic factors present. "Practical Considerations" (Dennis Boore and John Kimple) emphasizes practical considerations in the implementation of group counseling in the schools. "Developmental Stages in Groups" (Frank Ogden) briefly describes the accepted stages of group development (initial stage, transitional stage, working stage). "Leadership Skills" (Delores O'Dell) outlines recent research regarding leadership functions and effectiveness in different types of groups, describes specific leadership skills as they relate to the stages of group development, and discusses practical considerations in applying these skills. "Teacher As Co-Leader" (Kathleen Peterschmidt) discusses the role of the classroom teacher as a co-leader in counseling groups. "M. D. Classroom Groups" (Jim Ott) examines the six stages of group process and considers the specific modifications that might be necessary in dealing with mentally disabled students, "Group Counseling with the Hearing Impaired" (Delores O'Dell) describes practical considerations in developing a group for the hearing impaired, examining counseling strategies, specific materials, and necessary accommodations. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.