Research Press Publishers is excited to announce the publication of Create Connections: How to Facilitate Small Groups. Innovative and engaging, this new book, written for counselors and mental health practitioners, supports social/emotional learning through group work. Dr. Rhonda Williams, Sameen DeBard and Dr. Joseph D. Wehrman offer practical activities and a guide of how to facilitate groups in a safe setting.
Research indicates that group counseling interventions successfully address the social/emotional and behavioral issues of participants. Create Connections provides the necessary steps for teachers, staff, community facilitators, school counselors, social workers and volunteers to teach social competencies in small-group settings. Create Connections exhibits how this type of interaction has been shown to increase attendance, engagement, and practical use of study skills. These methods are effective for all age and developmental levels—from 8 to 88.
In praising Create Connections, Carol Dahir, Ed.D., Professor and Chair, School Counseling Department, New York Institute of Technology states “Oftentimes, publications that focus on group work tend to be psychotherapeutically oriented. This book has a much broader reach and greater appeal to educational and community-based professionals who seek both the theory and the practice to effectively facilitate groups.”