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Group Counseling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents Theory, Research, and Practice

ISBN-10: 0805856862
ISBN-13: 9780805856866
Edition: 2006
Authors: Zipora Shechtman
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List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Many children and adolescents face developmental or situational difficulties in areas where they live most of their meaningful experiences-- at home, at school, and in the community. While adults who struggle with life events and stressors may look t

Preface
The Rationale for Child and Adolescent Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
Introduction to Part I
Who Needs Group Counseling and Psychotherapy?
Children With Learning Disabilities (LD)
Children of Divorce
Immigrant Children
The Impact of Terror
Children With Various Problems
Providing Support to All Children
The Type of Group Offered
Summary
The Theory of Group Counseling With Children
Expressive-Supportive Therapy
Support From Research
A Case Illustration
Individual Processes of Change
Hill's (2005) Three-Stage Model of Counseling
A Case Illustration of the Three-Stage Model
Application of the Three-Stage Model: Support From Research
Prochaska's (1999) Transtheoretical Model of Change
A Case Illustration of the Transtheoretical Model of Change
Application of the Transtheoretical Model: Support From Research
Summary
Therapeutic Factors in Children's Groups
Therapeutic Factors in Adult Groups
Therapeutic Factors in Children's Groups
The Meaning of Relationship-Climate in Children's Groups
Summary
The Practice of Child and Adolescent Group Psychotherapy
Introduction to Part II
Leadership in Counseling Groups With Children
Counselor Roles in Groups With Children
Counselor Personality
Counselor Interventions
Procedures for Opening and Closing Group Sessions
The Counselor's Helping Skills
Research on Counselor Helping Skills in Groups of Children
Summary
Activities in the Group: Methods and Techniques
Bibliotherapy
Practicing Affective Bibliotherapy
PhotoTherapy
The Practice of PhotoTherapy
Therapeutic Cards
Summary
Pre-Group Planning and Forming a Group
Member Selection
Group Composition
Group Duration, Format, and Size
Physical Structure
Scheduling
Beyond the Children
Summary
The Initial Stage
Forming Relationships
Developing a Language of Feelings
Establishing Constructive Group Norms
Constructive Response
Sense of Security
Summary
The Transition Stage
Resistance in Children's Groups
Resistance to an Activity
Resistance to the Counselor
Resistance to a Group Member
Resistance for Internal Reasons
Summary of Research
Explanation of the Data: Sources of Resistance
Explanation of the Data: Types of Resistance
Explanation of the Data: Resistance Over Time
Summary
The Working Stage: How to Enhance Emotional Experiencing and Group Support
The Working Stage in Groups for Young Children and Adolescents
Various Formats to Start the Group Process
Processes in Adolescent Groups
Spontaneous Processes
Processes in Children's Groups
Research on Group Processes With Children
Summary
Termination
Dealing With Loss and Separation
Parting Through Positive Feedback
Evaluating Growth In and Out of the Group
Evaluating the Group Experience
Making Plans for the Future
Separation From the Leader
Summary
Accountability and Processes With Various Groups
Introduction to Part III
Group Counseling for Lonely Children and Adolescents
Social Competence Training
The Development of Social Competence in Intimate Groups
The Development of Social Competence in an Elementary-School Group
The Development of Social Competence in an Adolescent Group
Social Competence as Manifested in Children's Feedback
The Evolution of Self-Disclosure
Research Outcomes
Summary
Group Counseling for Students with LD
Literature Review
Educational/Problem-Solving Groups
Counseling Groups
Illustration of the Process
The Unique Characteristics of Groups With Students Dealing With LD
Children's Feedback
Research Outcomes
Summary
Group Counseling for Children of Divorce
Introduction of the Problem
Examples of Psycho-Educational Groups
Counseling Groups for Children of Divorce
An Elementary-School Group
An Adolescent Group
Research on Groups of Children of Divorce
Summary
Group Counseling for Aggressive Children and Adolescents
A Counseling Intervention of a Cognitive Type
Intervention by my Colleagues and Myself
Description of a Group Process
Outcome Research
Process Research
Summary
Group Counseling for Adolescents of a Different Culture: The Case of Arabs
Research on Groups for Arab Children and Adolescents
Clinical Data
Summary
Summary and Conclusion
Introduction to Part IV
What Does the Data Tell Us About Group Counseling With Children? Future Directions
Assessment of the Situation
Formation of Clinical Goals
Modifying Techniques
Outcomes
Process Research
Summary, Conclusion, and Future Goals
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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