Leading Psychoeducational Groups for Children and Adolescents
- Janice L. DeLucia-Waack - University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA, SUNY Buffalo, USA
May 2006 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book provides readers with direction on how to organize psychoeducational groups while also helping them enhance skills for effectively leading such groups—all in one comprehensive volume! Offering an applied, pragmatic approach, author Janice L. DeLucia-Waack uniquely integrates research and practice to suggest valuable leadership strategies while addressing special issues such as children of divorce, anger management, bullying behaviors, and much more.
- Uses the model of Planning, Performing, and Processing: Based on the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) Best Practice Guidelines, this book provides an outline for each step from planning a group to designing sessions to implementing them and also evaluating their effectiveness. The book also includes ASGW Professional Standards for Training of Group Workers and ASGW Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers.
- Focuses on the therapeutic relationship and interventions specific to children and teens: Groups for children and adolescents must be designed and implemented differently than groups for adults. What little has been written specifically about psychoeducational groups does not make distinctions based on the age of group members. This is the first book to suggest specific interventions that generate interest and participation on the part of children and adolescents.
- Provides guidance for the entire spectrum of activities related to leading groups: This book offers practical suggestions for how to effectively use activities in group meetings and chronicles common mistakes to avoid. A variety of learning tools such as suggested activities, sample outlines of group sessions, tables with references for related materials, and much more facilitate student comprehension.
Intended Audience: This is an excellent text for 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 valuable resource for social work practitioners, counselors, and psychologists.
Table of Contents
Ch 1: Introduction
Ch 2: Planning for a Psychoeducational Group for Children and Adolescents
Ch 3: PreGroup Interviews and Group Sessions
Ch 4: Group Leadership Skills for Psychoeducational Groups
Ch 5: Initial Sessions
Ch 6: Middle Sessions
Ch 7: Termination Sessions
Ch 8: Using Activities Effectively in Group Sessions
Ch 9: Follow-up After Group Ends
Ch 10: Assessment of Group Effectiveness
Ch 11: Considerations
Ch 12: Conclusions
Appendix A: ASGW Professional Standards for Training of Group Workers
Appendix B: ASGW Best Practice Guidelines
Appendix C: ASGW Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers
Appendix D: Group Planning Sheets
Appendix E: Group Processing Sheets
Appendix F: Examples of Group Planning and Processing Session Notes for a Psychoeducational Children of Divorce Group
Appendix G: Resource Guide for Group Interventions by Topic Including Books, Games, and Videos
Appendix H: Example of Group Interest Survey Form
Appendix I: Example of an Informational Sheet for Parents About Psychoeducational Groups
Appendix J: Example of a Group Screening Interview Outline
Appendix K: Example of a Group Preparation Session Outline
Appendix L: Example of a Parent and Group Member Consent Form for Psychoeducational Groups
Appendix M: Group Related Measures
About the Author