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

3.5 2
by Dawn Viers
     
 

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…  See more details below

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:
665,164
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

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

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