Approaches to Group Work

Approaches to Group Work : A Handbook for Practitioners

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A supplemental text for Group Counseling Practicum courses, courses in Group Theory, and Internships. Intended as a supplement to a theoretical counseling text, this handbook presents twenty-three practical approaches to working with children, adolescents, and adults on such goals as making friends, succeeding in school, planning a career, and being a good parent. Taken together, these ideas will well equip future counselors to address a variety of issues in a wide range of settings.show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 208.3 x 276.9 x 10.2mm | 467.21g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 013090760X
  • 9780130907608
  • 890,155

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Intended as a supplement to a theoretical counseling book, this handbook presents twenty-three practical approaches to working with children, adolescents, and adults on such goals as making friends, succeeding in school, planning a career, and being a good parent. Taken together, these ideas will well equip future counselors to address a variety of issues in a wide range of settings. This book covers the standard presentation for each approach--Consisting of purpose statement, conceptual framework, goals, pre-screening and orientation, outline for eight sessions, evaluation experience, and referral/follow-up plans. For professionals in the field of counseling.show more

About Dave Capuzzi

David Capuzzi, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.P.C., is a past president of the American Counseling Association (formerly the American Association for Counseling and Development) and is professor and coordinator of Counselor Education in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. A former editor of The School Counselor, Dr. Capuzzi has authored a number of textbook chapters and monographs on the topic of preventing adolescent suicide and is coeditor and author, with Dr. Larry Golden, of Helping Families Help Children: Family Interventions with School Related Problems and Preventing Adolescent Suicide. He co-authored and edited Youth at Risk: A Prevention Resource for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents; Introduction to the Counseling Profession; Introduction to Group Counseling and Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions with Douglas R. Gross. He has authored or co-authored articles in a number of ACA-related journals. A frequent speaker and keynoter at professional conferences and institutes, Dr. Capuzzi has also consulted with a variety of school districts and community agencies interested in initiating prevention and intervention strategies for adolescents at risk for suicide. He has facilitated the development of suicide prevention, crisis management, and post intervention programs in communities throughout the United States; provides training on the topics of "youth at risk" and "grief and loss"; and serves as an invited adjunct faculty member at other universities as time permits. He is the first recipient of ACA's Kitty Cole Human Rights Award.show more

Table of contents

PART ONE: GROUP WORK WITH CHILDREN. 1. Using the Arts in a Bereavement Group for Children. 2. Life-Threatening Illness in School-Age Children: A Transition Group. 3. Trust and Support: Children of Alcoholics Build Their Own Identities. 4. Friendship Groups: Make a Friend and Be a Friend. 5. Kids Helping Kids: A Group Training for Peer Helpers and Beyond. PART TWO: GROUP WORK WITH ADOLESCENTS. 6. School Success Skills: A Group for At-Risk Students. 7. Moving to a New School: A Transition Group for Young Adolescents. 8. Peer Networking to Build Resiliency among High School Youth: A Violence Prevention Group. 9. TAG, I'm It: A Counseling Group for Talented and Gifted Adolescents. 10. Effective Communication for Conflict Situations. 11. Adolescents of Divorce: A School-Based Intervention. 12. High School Students Rediscovering Academic Success. 13. The Safe Survivors Group: A Psychoeducational Counseling Group for Adolescent Survivors of Relationship Violence. PART THREE: GROUP WORK WITH ADULTS. 14. Planning Your Career Adventure: A Group for Career Planners. 15. Grieving Our Losses. 16. Simplify Your Life. 17. The Transition into Parenthood: A Group for Expecting Couples. 18. Using the Wheel of Self-Discovery: A Career Transition Tool. 19. Returning Women Students: A Transition Group. 20. Codependence Recovery for Adults Abused as Children. 21. A Positive Approach to Disciplining Your School-Aged Child. 22. Transitioning into Single Parenthood. 23. Systematic Desensitization for Specified Phobias.show more

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