The Group Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy

The Group Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy

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by Dawn Viers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0789028514

ISBN-13: 9780789028518

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Group work requires facilitators to use different skills than they would use in individual or family therapy. The Group Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy offers facilitators effective strategies to gather individuals who have their own unique needs together to form a group where each member feels comfortable

Overview

Group work requires facilitators to use different skills than they would use in individual or family therapy. The Group Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy offers facilitators effective strategies to gather individuals who have their own unique needs together to form a group where each member feels comfortable exploring personal—and often painful—topics. This resource provides creative handouts, homework, and activities along with practical ideas and interventions appropriate for a variety of problems and population types. Each chapter gives detailed easy-to-follow instructions, activity contraindications, and suggestions for tracking the intervention in successive meetings. Every intervention is backed by a theoretical or practical rationale for use, and many chapters feature a helpful illustrative clinical vignette.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789028518
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Series:
Haworth Practical Practice in Mental Health Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
481,280
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

  • About the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Foreword (M. Carolyn Thomas)
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • SECTION I: GETTING STARTED
  • 1. Turning Group Theory into Group Practice: The Role of the Experiential Component in Group Facilitator Training (Donna Starkey and Laura Simpson)
  • 2. Tips on Running a Group (Christopher M. Faiver)
  • 3. Creating a Disclosure Statement for Group Work: Best Practices in Action (R. Valorie Thomas and Meredith W. Neill)
  • SECTION II: INTERVENTIONS FOR ALL GROUPS
  • 4. Play Ball! The Name Is the Game (Shirley R. Simon)
  • 5. Learning How to De-Stress (Elwood R. Hamlin II and Michael Kane)
  • 6. The Magic Wand (Shirley R. Simon)
  • 7. Group Sculpting (Elwood R. Hamlin II, Michael Kane, and Dawn Viers)
  • 8. Striving for Meaningfulness and Self-Acceptance: An Existential-Humanistic Group Therapy Activity (Glenn W. Lambie and Shari M. Sias)
  • 9. What’s in a Name? (Paul Springer, George W. Bitar, and Robert Gee III)
  • 10. Behavioral Scaling As a Group-Guided Approach to Self-Management (Nancy G. Calley)
  • 11. Activities for Termination (Randyl D. Smith, Maria T. Riva, and Jeffrey A. Rings)
  • SECTION III: INTERVENTIONS FOR POPULATION-SPECIFIC GROUPS
  • 12. Nine Steps to Anger Management (Floyd F. Robison)
  • 13. A Little Worn and Wrinkled, But Still Valuable (Susan A. Adams)
  • 14. Building a Bridge: An Experiential Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Pat L. Sims, W. Jeff Hinton, Mary Ann Adams, and Charles K. West)
  • 15. Web of Entanglements (Markie Twist)
  • 16. Adult Children of Alcoholics/Children of Alcoholics: Family Description (Shari M. Sias and Glenn W. Lambie)
  • 17. Holding the Weight of Grief at Arm’s Length: Tasks for Resolving Grief (Susan A. Adams)
  • 18. Grief and Loss: Healing Through Group Therapy (Jane Roberts)
  • SECTION IV: INTERVENTIONS FOR ADOLESCENT AND COLLEGE-AGE GROUPS
  • 19. The How-To-Book: A Model-Driven Process for Group Work with Adolescents (Dave Bryant)
  • 20. How to Be Different and Still Belong (Brigid Noonan)
  • 21. Acting Out: Dramatic Life-Skills Activities (Trey Fitch and Jennifer Marshall)
  • 22. Using Psychoeducational Groups with Latino(a) High School Students (Edil Torres-Rivera and Loan T. Phan)
  • 23. Prompted Feedback to Increase Interpersonal Skill Development (Nancy G. Calley)
  • 24. Crafty Coping: Coping Tools for College Students (Jennifer Marshall and Trey Fitch)
  • 25. A Group Intervention for Athletic Teams (Victoria L. Bacon and Marcia K. Anderson)
  • SECTION V: INTERVENTIONS FOR COUPLE AND FAMILY GROUPS
  • 26. Make Your Partner Your Friend, Not Your Enemy (Floyd F. Robison)
  • 27. Gender Awareness and Media Messages: An Activity for Couple Therapy (Toni S. Zimmerman, Jennifer L. Krafchick, and Jennifer T. Aberle)
  • 28. Family Mine Field (Dawn Viers)
  • 29. Life’s Not Fair (Aaron Oberman)
  • 30. Eight Days in a Week: Using Calendars in Family Groups (Dawn Viers)
  • 31 Maintaining Stability; Life Cycle Transitions in Families Coping with Childhood Cancer (Jessica A. Russo, Laura Tejada, Randall L. Hilscher, and John J. Zarski)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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The Group Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book provides valuable information for running a group. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago