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

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Get innovative ideas and effective interventions for your group therapyGroup 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.Group work has several benefits, including the ability to treat a greater number of clients with fewer resources. Group therapy work also relies on various theories that may seem to be difficult to apply to clinical practice. The Group Therapist's Notebook is a practical guide that builds a bridge between theory and practice with ease. The text provides help for psychotherapists who are either beginning group practice or already utilizing groups as part of their practice and need a fresh set of ideas. The workbook framework allows group specialists to generate approaches and modify exercises to fit the varying needs of their clients. This guide offers a wide variety of valid approaches that effectively address client concerns. The book provides therapists with tips and ideas for starting and facilitating a group, assists them through sets of interventions, activities, and assignments, then showcases a variety of interventions for needs-specific populations or problems. Special sections are included with interventions for teens, young adults, couples, and family groups.Interventions in The Group Therapist's Notebook include: anger management skills ease feelings of shame and guilt substance use and abuse grief and loss positive body image guidance through change independence and belonging interpersonal skills coping skills crisis intervention strategies much, much more The Group Therapist's Notebook is an essential resource for both novice and more experienced practitioners working in the mental health field, including counselor educators, social workers, guidance counselors, prevention educators, and other group facilitators. Every nonprofit agency, counseling center, private practice, school, hospital, treatment facility, or training center that organizes and implements therapy groups of any type should have this guide in their library.

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This volume features homework, handouts, and activities for use in group therapy (for individuals, couples, and families) and is meant for beginning or experienced psychotherapists, social workers, guidance counselors, prevention educators, and other group facilitators. Viers brings together 31 chapters written by therapists and academics from the US, beginning with a section on getting started, which includes tips on teaching group facilitation skills and developing a professional disclosure statement. Each exercise addresses the type of contribution, objectives, rationale for use, instructions, suggestions for follow-up, contraindications, and readings and resources. Some incorporate variations and clinical vignettes. Approaches, which range from experiential, behavior, and solution-focused to existential-humanistic and attachment theory, are meant for dealing with coping, self-awareness and management skills, anger management, substance abuse, children of alcoholics, grief and loss, conflict mediation, and parenting, plus specific activities for groups of teens. Viers works as a prevention supervisor at a community service organization in Virginia. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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:
9780789028518
Author:
Viers, Dawn
Publisher:
Haworth Press
Subject:
Group psychotherapy
Subject:
Psychotherapy, Group.
Subject:
Psychotherapy, Group -- Methods.
Subject:
Psychology : General
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
247
Dimensions:
10.87x8.23x.60 in. 1.45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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