ERIC Number: ED448378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Using Music in Children of Divorce Groups: A Session-by-Session Manual for Counselors.
DeLucia-Waack, Janice L.
This manual provides counselors in schools and agency settings with a hands-on, concrete set of materials to use in group work with children of divorce. The materials help counselors develop a comprehensive psychoeducational group work program that allows them to assess the specific needs of children of divorce, provide a psychoeducational group for these students on the basis of their needs, and assess the outcome of the group. Music has been incorporated into this program to increase children's integration of the skills learned in the group and for application of the skills to their lives outside of the group. The music encourages children to express their feelings, problem solve, and brainstorm about coping strategies. Children participating in the group are expected to take the tapes home to serve as a reminder of what they have learned in the group and help them recall coping strategies. Each package consists of a leader manual for the counselor and seven copies of an audiotape featuring the music of Dan Conley. The chapters provide the guidelines for organizing the sessions; the content of the sessions and a description of the accompanying songs that pertain to each topic; and how to make adaptations to specific needs. (Contains 8 appendixes and 40 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Children, Coping, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment, Group Counseling, Music Therapy, Program Development, Psychotherapy, Resilience (Personality)
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (Order #72699). Tel: 800-347-6647, ext. 222 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.
Note: "To be used in conjunction with Dan Conley's 'If You Believe In You' tape." Audiotape not available from ERIC.