This book is designed to serve as a core text for advanced and graduate students and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research related to its topic as well as providing suggestions for practice for psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups based on the review. Major topics in the field of groups are included: history, best practices, settings, groups across the lifespan, special topics, multicultural groups, as well as critical issues and emerging themes in group counseling and psychotherapy. Key features include: • Integration of current research and practice • Includes psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups for all topics New to this edition: 2-3 new chapters on cutting edge themes Thoroughly updated research more pedagogical elements (discussion questions, activities, resources, case examples, key terms, etc.) Reorganization based on reviews Test bank and powerpoints.
Chapter 46: Counseling and Therapy Groups with Children and Adolescents
Counseling and Therapy Groups with Children and Adolescents
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 ...