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.
Chapter 12: Conclusions
Psychoeducational groups with children and adolescents are exciting and fun. But they can also be trying and discouraging. They are not simply counseling groups for adults in words appropriate for younger group members. The structure, activities used, and emphasis are very different. This book is an effort to provide a framework for how to lead effective psychoeducational groups for children and adolescents. Preplanning is key so that group sessions are sequenced and timed properly, and fit the needs of group members. Specific attention has been paid to providing suggestions for resources related to activities, materials, and assessment in an effort to help group leaders organize and facilitate their groups effectively.
Groups with children and adolescents need to include interventions to help group members discuss feelings, ...