Any intentional group is based on a coherent group plan. This book will identify the elements that are basic to any plan and will apply these elements within an ongoing example. Among the elements to be included are: Identifying the Population, Need and Environmental Assessment, Goals, Rationale for Using Group, Type of Group, Conceptual Framework Used, attention to Group Developmental stage and to Group Dynamics, Group Size, Group Composition, Session-by-Session plans, Evaluation Methodology.

Case Examples in Planning a Group

Case Examples in Planning a Group

Case examples in planning a group

Case Example 1: Planning and Designing a Psychoeducational Group for Children of Divorce for Second and Third Graders

Group Goals

Reasonable goals for a 12-week children-of-divorce (COD) group for second and third graders include gaining an accurate picture of the divorce process, normalizing common experiences and feelings related to divorce, and providing a safe and supportive place to talk about divorce-related concerns. See the session planner below for a summary of goals and interventions selected to address those goals.

Gender Mix and Group Size

Crespi et al. (2005) suggest that a mixed group “offers opportunities to clarify and teach students about gender and relational dynamics” (p. 73); so it was decided to include second- and third-grade boys ...

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