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 8: Using Activities Effectively in Group Sessions
Using Activities Effectively in Group Sessions
There are several ways to think about the use of activities within the context of group work. Based on the type of group, individual and group goals, and the group's structure and format, the use of activities will vary significantly. In this chapter, guidelines are suggested for choosing activities based on the type of group, group goals, goals of the specific intervention, and therapeutic factors. The use of creative activities as a way to engage group members and help internalize knowledge and skills will be discussed as well as guidelines for processing activities. Meaning attribution is a key component in the effectiveness of activities; group members must understand why they participated in an activity, ...