This book provides readers with direction on how to organize psychoeducational groups while also helping them enhance skills for effectively leading such groups—all in one comprehensive volume! Offering an applied, pragmatic approach, author Janice L. DeLucia-Waack uniquely integrates research and practice to suggest valuable leadership strategies while addressing special issues such as children of divorce, anger management, bullying behaviors, and much more.  



Much of what has been suggested about psychoeducational groups for children and adolescents can be applied to a variety of different settings, populations, and age groups. Multicultural considerations must also be taken into account in all groups, but in groups where there is considerable diversity, it must be addressed directly and then used to facilitate effective communication and problem-solving strategies. This chapter will discuss two adaptations of psychoeducational groups: classroom guidance activities and group counseling for older adolescents. Because of the importance of and impact on group work, multicultural considerations will also be discussed.

Classroom Guidance

Because the focus of psychoeducational groups for children and adolescents is preventive and targets the development of new skills and ways of thinking, there is an easy transition from planning ...

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