ERIC Number: EJ837630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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Reference Count: 52
Exploring Group Activity Therapy with Ethnically Diverse Adolescents
Paone, Tina R.; Malott, Krista M.; Maldonado, Jose M.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v3 n3 p285-302 Oct 2008
Group activity therapy has been promoted as an effective means of providing growth opportunities for adolescents through the use of structured, developmentally appropriate activities in a group setting. This article qualitatively explores outcomes of 12 sessions of group activity therapy with ethnically diverse adolescents in a school setting. The authors replicated procedures set forth by Packman and Bratton's (2003) structured group format that included an activity, free or self-directed play time, and a snack time. Definitions and literature related to group activity therapy and its conception are included, along with multicultural considerations.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Group Activities, Adolescents, Therapy, Group Counseling, Student Diversity, Ethnic Groups, Qualitative Research, Cultural Pluralism
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