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 6: Middle Sessions
Once group members have a chance to get to know each other and begin to understand how groups work and how to participate, psychoeducational groups for children and adolescents really get going. This is the fun part. Group members have begun to get over the awkwardness of being in group, which has different rules of participation and interaction from the rest of their lives, and have truly started to be themselves and interact as they normally do in other settings. And this is what we want them to do. As group leaders, you begin to see how they normally interact, what their strengths are, what areas they need to work on, and what skills they need to learn or develop more fully. ...