Adolescent Group Therapy: A Social Competency Model
Praeger, Jan 1, 1991 - Family & Relationships - 158 pages
This book offers a health-oriented, integrative approach to adolescent group therapy. George R. Holmes and his associates believe that promoting social competency in each adolescent group member is central to successful therapy. The enablement of interpersonal skills neutralizes the environmentally sponsored psychopathology that adolescents use to survive. The authors also emphasize the co-therapy relationship. They offer recommendations for supervising trainee therapists and for applying their model to other contexts, such as high schools. The authors discuss strategies developed in their clinical work, covering such issues as scapegoating, silence, and withdrawal. They explore how processes, roles, and meaningful issues change over the life of the group. Social competency should be the main focus, they argue: it is essential to nurturing self-parenting skills and a healthy identity. The co-therapy relationship--the interaction between co-therapists and among co-therapists and group members--also greatly determines therapeutic change. The book includes recommendations for supervising trainee therapists and for applying this model to other contexts, such as high schools. Adolescent Group Therapy will be of interest to students and to teachers and professionals in psychology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, nursing, education, and child and adolescent psychiatry.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Why Group Therapy for Adolescents?
Selected Varieties of Therapy
11 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
active adoles adolescent group therapy adolescent unit adolescents in group AFFECTIONAL BONDS approach asked became began behavior boys caregiver cent clinical counselors co-therapist dialogue communication concerns confronted context deal developmental developmental psychology dilemma disclosure discussion effective emotional explore family therapy feedback feelings felt female co-therapist focus friendships group experience group functioning group members group process group psychotherapy group sessions group therapy program group's development healthy hospital important individual initial inpatient interaction interpersonal interpersonal relationships interventions involved issues learning lescent Lucy Gordon male marijuana ment modified fishbowl negative nonverbal nonverbal communication observers one-way mirror outpatient parents participants patients peer relationships phase pists positive powerful problems proxemics psychiatric regression resistance response role scapegoating screening seemed self-disclosure sexual abuse significant silence social competency staff stages tactics talk techniques teenagers themes thera therapeutic therapist tion tive trainees treatment verbal ward