Ideal for anyone who is developing a new program, revitalizing an existing one, or in need of a one-time group experience, this best-selling manual has been used successfully in schools, community settings, church/religious settings, court-ordered programs, and the private sector. Group Exercises for Adolescents, Third Edition is also appropriate for use as a supplement in courses in Social Group Work Practice and Social Work and Juveniles.
- Introduction: Using the Manual
- Feast or Famine
- Sink or Swim
- Begged, Borrowed, or Stolen
- Turf and Territory
- The Big Picture
- The Basic Pattern: One Size Fits All
- Naming the Group
- Using the Teen Group Journals
Part 1: Adolescence: The Developmental Blueprint
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Terrible Twos and the Terrible Teens
- Developmental Tasks of Adolescence
- The Push-Pull of Adolescence
- Five Polarities of Adolescence
Part 2: Group Therapy with Adolescents
- By Hook or by Crook: Why Do Groups?
- Fish or Cut Bait: Why Do Structured Groups?
- Only Fools Rush in: Could I Use This Manual for My Group?
- Fact or Fantasy
- The Good News
- Grist for the Mill
- The Dance of Discipline
- Speaking the Language
- Keeping the Peace
- Horses of a Different Color: Difficult Group Members
- A Case for Cotherapy
- The Keys to Success
- Walking the Tightrope
- Do the Ask
- You're off and Running, but if You Stumble …
Part 3: The Curriculum