This how-to manual is a treasure chest packed with 24 leadership skills and therapeutic interaction techniques that are essential to group work with children and adolescents.
This book provides helpful background information, related readings, practice activities, and more. Recommended for any counselor or group leader who works with kids—regardless of the issues that the group addresses or the setting and format of the group.
“For those who labor in the vineyard of childhood and adolescent problems, Smead’s newest book is a welcome taxonomy of direct ‘hands on’ methods and skills for group therapists based on sound behavioral and psychoeducational concepts.”
—Carmine A. Salierno, Child & Family Behavior Therapy
“If you have felt uneasy or intimidated by the prospect of organizing and leading a group, as I have, this book is highly recommended. I thought I might enjoy another group experience after I finished this positive and practical approach!”
—Allison Weideman, Communique, National Association of School Psychologists
“Dr. Smead’s book finds strength in its highly structured, clear, easy-to-read format and style. Those new to group work will appreciate its attention to basic organizational skills and interventions, as well as the rationale for their use.”
—Linda Wooten-Margerum, Social Work with Groups