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By: Lia D. Falco & Sheri Bauman

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 25: Group Work in Schools

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Group Work in Schools
Group work in schools
Lia D. FalcoSheri Bauman

Groups are an effective way to teach skills to a wide range of students with diverse needs. Group interventions are not only a way to serve more students with limited time but because of the importance of peers to children and adolescents are a developmentally appropriate approach. Although groups in schools are similar to those with children in other settings, there are aspects, both dynamic and logistic, that are unique to the school environment.

In many graduate programs, there is a single required course in group counseling (Akos, Goodenough, & Milsom, 2004), and the focus in those courses is often on conducting groups with adults that do not prepare trainees to conduct groups with children ...

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