How can therapists overcome resistance and harness peer acceptance when working with adolescent groups? Group exercises are often used, but where can a therapist find properly conceived, well-designed exercises that will enable adolescents to disclose emotional material that is otherwise difficult to express? A resource for educators, mental health professionals, juvenile justice staff, or agencies and institutions working with adolescents, Group Exercises for Adolescents, Second Edition gives the group facilitator 31 user-friendly exercises. This updated edition contains six new exercises: The Pipe Cleaner Artist, Strengths Jewelry, A Matter of Perspective, The Black Balloon, Friendship Rocks, and Family Memories.
If you are developing a new program, revitalizing an existing one, or in need of one-time group experiences, this manual is for you. It addresses all the hot issues: sex, alcohol, drugs, family dynamics, self-esteem, anger, and more. The manual also discusses both behavioral and cognitive objectives and explores potential blunders or obstacles and their possible solutions.
An invaluable tool that avoids the usual "psychobabble," Group Exercises for Adolescents, Second Edition is a no-nonsense guide that provides a complete group program for therapists, counselors, and other helping professionals who work with adolescents....Continua