Previous Chapter Chapter 46: Counseling and Therapy Groups with Children and Adolescents

By: Zipora Shechtman

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 46: Counseling and Therapy Groups with Children and Adolescents

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Counseling and Therapy Groups with Children and Adolescents
Counseling and therapy groups with children and adolescents
Zipora Shechtman

For many troubled children, counseling and psychotherapy groups may be the only place where they experience emotional relief, are listened to and accepted, identify their strengths, learn about self and others, and develop social and emotional coping skills, in a friendly and supportive climate. Through corrective emotional experiences, they learn that they are appreciated and loved, and through the opportunity to help others, they grow to appreciate their self-worth. They learn that others have similar problems, or even worse ones, and use constructive feedback to help improve their behavior. These conditions that exist in group counseling and therapy are ones that every child can benefit from but many ...

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