As a school and/or community mental health care professional, you'll find that this handbook provides you with a valuable resource for developing competence in group work. It helps you tailor your practice to meet the needs of children and families. Features: provides specific plans, guidelines, strategies, and activities for conducting groups with children, adolescents, and families; offers a comprehensive overview of various types of clinical disorders (e.g., depression, alcohol and drug abuse, child abuse); helps therapists, psychologists, and counselors enhance their clinical competencies; systematically discusses how to plan and organize prevention and intervention groups, the role of the facilitator, specific needs of populations of children and families, and specific group activities; incorporates group approaches that can be applied in school and communities; links the issues surrounding specific disorders and family problems to specific group prevention/intervention activities and strategies; offers suggestions for facilitating multiple family group therapy and for conflict resolution between parents and schools; draws on social, cognitive, behavioral, and developmental theory to delineate meaningful ways of structuring groups for enhancing parenting, patent-child relationships, and home-school collaboration; helps develop effective approaches to prevention and intervention that can be applied efficiently and systematically; and comments on future directions for research and practice.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Number of pages: 428
Weight: 878 g
Dimensions: 248 x 203 x 27 mm