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

Introduction: Using the manual

Feast or Famine

Some therapists say that doing group therapy with adolescents is no picnic, but others claim it is the icing on the cake. Most acknowledge it is an essential part of a balanced therapeutic diet.

This manual is more a menu planner than a cookbook, offering an array of selections that create an attractive, as well as a nourishing, menu for teens, both troubled and not. Although the basic meals are planned, there is ample room for the signature of the therapist who prepares them. The individuality of the therapist's own seasoning and presentation makes each experience unique. Similarly, alterations in the manual (such as the order of exercises you use) may be made to fit the needs ...

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