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ERIC Number: ED500296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May-3
Pages: 344
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-1401-7
Leading Psychoeducational Groups for Children and Adolescents
DeLucia-Waack, Janice L.
SAGE Publications (CA)
This book provides readers with direction on how to organize psychoeducational groups while helping them enhance skills for effectively leading such groups. Offering an applied approach, the author integrates research and practice to suggest leadership strategies while addressing special issues such as children of divorce, anger management, bullying behaviors, and more. The book: (1) Uses the model of Planning, Performing, and Processing (based on the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) "Best Practice Guidelines"); (2) Focuses on the therapeutic relationship and interventions specific to children and teens; and (3) Provides guidance for the spectrum of activities related to leading groups. The book is targeted to advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying Counseling and Therapy of Children and Adolescents, Social Group Work, and Group Counseling for Education in departments of psychology, social work, and education. It is also a resource for social work practitioners, counselors, and psychologists. Twelve chapters include: (1) Introduction; (2) Planning for a Psychoeducational Group for Children and Adolescents; (3) PreGroup Interviews and Group Sessions; (4) Group Leadership Skills for Psychoeducational Groups; (5) Initial Sessions; (6) Middle Sessions; (7) Termination Sessions; (8) Using Activities Effectively in Group Sessions; (9) Follow-up after Group Ends; (10) Assessment of Group Effectiveness; (11) Considerations; and (12) Conclusions. Thirteen appendixes include: (1) ASGW Professional Standards for Training of Group Workers; (2) ASGW Best Practice Guidelines; (3) ASGW Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers; (4) Group Planning Sheets; (5) Group Processing Sheets; (6) Examples of Group Planning and Processing Session Notes for a Psychoeducational Children of Divorce Group; (7) Resource Guide for Group Interventions by Topic Including Books, Games, and Videos; (8) Example of Group Interest Survey Form; (9) Example of an Informational Sheet for Parents about Psychoeducational Groups; (10) Example of a Group Screening Interview Outline; (11) Example of a Group Preparation Session Outline; (12) Example of a Parent and Group Member Consent Form for Psychoeducational Groups; and (13) Group Related Measures. References and author information are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
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