Leading Psychoeducational Groups for Children and Adolescents

ISBN-10: 1412914019

ISBN-13: 9781412914017

Edition: 2006

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Description: 'Leading Psycho-educational Groups for Children and Adolescents' is an applied and pragmatic approach to leading psycho-educational groups, and combines leadership skills and how to design and lead groups.

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Book details

List price: $91.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Janice L. DeLucia-Waack is currently an Associate Professor and Program Director for School Counseling in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She is also currently the Executive Director for the Association for Specialists in Group Work. She is the former editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work , and is a fellow in the American Counseling Association; Association for Specialists in Group Work (a division of ACA; and Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, a division of the American Psychological Association. She is author/editor of two books, Using Music in Children of Divorce Groups:nbsp; A Session-By-Session Manual for Counselors and Multicultural Counseling and Training:nbsp; Implications and Challenges for Practice , and co-editor/author of three other books: The Practice of Multicultural Group Work: Visions and Perspectives from the Field (with Jeremiah Donigian); Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities: A Guide to Choosing, Planning, Conducting, and Processing (with Karen Bridbord and Jennifer Kleiner) , School Counselors Share Their Favorite Activities: A Guide to Choosing, Planning, Conducting, and Processing (with Louisa Foss, Judy Green, Kelli Wolfe-Stiltner), How to Design a Group Plan (with Amy Nitza) as part of Robert Conyne Group Work Practice Kit: Improving the Everyday Practice of Group Work . Her current project is the fifth in the ASGW Group Activity Book Series due out in Fall 2013: School Counselors Share Their Favorite Classroom Guidance Activities. (with Faith Colvin, Sarah Korta, Katherine Maertin, Eric Martin, & Lily Zawadski. She received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Eisenhower College, a master's degree in Family Studies from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Goals of This Book
How This Book is Organized
What are Psychoeducational Groups and How are They Different From Other Types of Groups?
How are Children and Adolescent Groups Different From Adult Groups?
Summary
Suggested Training Activities
Planning for a Psychoeducational Group for Children and Adolescents
PreGroup Decision Making
Outline and Content of Group Sessions
Agency and School Support
Recruitment Strategies
Leader Preparation
Supervision
Summary
Suggested Training Activities
PreGroup Interviews and Group Sessions
Informed Consent for Parents and Children
Screening Interviews
Preparation Sessions
Summary
Suggested Training Activities
Group Leadership Skills for Psychoeducational Groups
Specific Skills
Therapeutic Factors
Training
Assessment Measures
Summary
Suggested Training Activities
Initial Sessions
Goals and Tasks
Skills
Therapeutic Factors
Possible Pitfalls
Examples of Activities
Summary
Suggested Training Activities
Middle Sessions
Goals and Tasks
Skills
Therapeutic Factors
Possible Pitfalls
Examples of Activities
Summary
Suggested Training Activities
Termination Sessions
Goals and Tasks
Skills
Therapeutic Factors
Possible Pitfalls
Examples of Activities
Summary
Suggested Training Activities
Using Activities Effectively in Group Sessions
Common Mistakes in Using Activities
Uses of Activities Related to Group Tasks
Creative Arts Activities
Effective Processing of Activities
Summary
Suggested Training Activities
Follow-up After Group Ends
Assessment of Progress
Assessment of Need for Further Treatment
Interview Sessions
Referral for Further Treatment
Summary
Suggested Training Activities
Assessment of Group Effectiveness
Guidelines
Assessment of Group Climate
Assessment of Group Therapeutic Factors
Assessment of In-Session Group Behavior
Summary
Suggested Training Activities
Considerations
Multicultural Issues
Developmental Issues
Summary
Suggested Training Activities
Conclusions
Appendices
ASGW Professional Standards for Training of Group Workers
ASGW Best Practice Guidelines
ASGW Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers
Group Planning Sheets
Group Processing Sheets
Examples of Group Planning and Processing Session Notes for a Psychoeducational Children of Divorce Group
Resource Guide for Group Interventions by Topic Including Books, Games, and Videos
Example of Group Interest Survey Form
Example of an Informational Sheet for Parents About Psychoeducational Groups
Example of a Group Screening Interview Outline
Example of a Group Preparation Session Outline
Example of a Parent and Group Member Consent Form for Psychoeducational Groups
Group Related Measures
References
About the Author
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