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 2: Planning for a Psychoeducational Group for Children and Adolescents
Planning for a Psychoeducational Group for Children and Adolescents
This chapter focuses on the planning aspect of group leadership. As alluded to in the first chapter, planning is essential to effective group leadership. Planning often takes as much time as, sometimes even more time and energy than, the performing or leadership part of the group. Good planning ensures that group members have been carefully selected and prepared for group, group goals match individual goals, group interventions have been selected to meet group goals, and co-leaders have a good working relationship and a plan for the group.
A specific outline will be provided sequentially as a guide through the planning process. Suggestions will be included about how to select, ...