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 9: Follow-up after Group Ends
Follow-up after Group Ends
The Association for Specialists in Group Work (1998) Best Practice Guidelines emphasize two major considerations for group leaders as a group ends. One is that evaluations (both formal and informal) be conducted at the conclusion of the group, and the second is that follow-up contact should occur with group members, as appropriate, to assess outcomes or when requested by a group member. This chapter will discuss guidelines for how to provide appropriate follow-up after a psychoeducational group for children and adolescents.
Assessment of Progress
One the major tasks of the termination stage, as discussed in the earlier chapter on termination sessions, is an assessment of each member's progress toward individual and group goals as well as a focus on how ...