Working with Children and Adolescents in Groups / Edition 1

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Presents a concrete, step-by-step approach for using small groups to successfully treat problem behaviors in children and adolescents. Combines the latest techniques to create an integrated, multimethod approach that can help children overcome such problems as low self-esteem, stress, depression, poor study habits, and drug abuse.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555420093
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/1/1987
  • Series: Social and Behavioral Science Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

The Authors xix

1 The Multimethod Approach to Treating Children and Adolescents in Groups 1

2 Planning Treatment and Orienting Children and Parents 28

3 Assessing Children’s Problems and Resources 60

4 Procedures for Measuring Progress 88

5 Helping Children Set Goals and Choose Problem-Solving Strategies 122

6 Changing Behavior Through Modeling, Rehearsing, Coaching, and Offering Feedback 146

7 Reinforcing Behavior Changes Using Stimulus and Operant Control 181

8 Helping Children Cope with Stressful Situations: Cognitive and Relaxation Techniques 205

9 Using Games and Activities to Achieve Treatment Goals 239

10 Influencing Group Structure and Resolving Group Problems 275

11 Assignments for Practicing New Behavior Outside the Group 309

12 Principles and Strategies for Maintaining New Behavior 325

13 Applying the Multimethod Approach: A Case Example 342

References 351

Name Index 373

Subject Index 379

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