Group Exercises for Adolescents: A Manual for Therapists, School Counselors, and Spiritual Leaders (3rd Revised edition)

Group Exercises for Adolescents: A Manual for Therapists, School Counselors, and Spiritual Leaders (3rd Revised edition)

By: Susan E. Carrell (author)Paperback

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This updated edition of Susan Carrell's best-seller provides a practical, concise overview of group work with adolescents, including dos and don'ts for group leaders, as well as potential pitfalls and hazards and how to avoid them. Ideal for therapists, school counselors, spiritual leaders, and other helping professionals, the manual addresses a wide range of today's hot issues for adolescents, including sex, alcohol, drugs, values and ethics, family dynamics, self-esteem, management of difficult emotions, peer relationships, and spirituality. Avoiding the usual "psychobabble," this no-nonsense guide discusses both behavioral and cognitive objectives, includes new exercises and is accompanied by a new companion teen journal.

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About Author

Susan Carrell, RN, MS, LPC, is a therapist in private practice in Allenspark, Colorado. Previously, she was the Episcopal Chaplain for Missouri State University and Drury University. She was a substance abuse counselor for adolescents in an inpatient treatment facility and a psychiatric nurse clinician for hospitalized adolescents. She has been the owner and director of a state-certified alcohol and drug education program for youth. She also facilitated groups for high-risk adolescents in public high schools. She is author of Group Exercises for Adolescents: A Manual for Therapists (Sage Publications, 1st Edition, 1993, 2nd Edition, 2000) The Therapist's Toolbox: 26 Tools and an Assortment of Implements for the Busy Therapist (Sage Publications, 2001) and Escaping Toxic Guilt: 5 Proven Steps to Free Yourself from Guilt for Good (McGraw-Hill, 2008).


Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Feast or Famine Sink or Swim Begged, Borrowed, or Stolen Turf and Territory The Big Picture The Basic Pattern: One Size Fits All Naming the Group Using the Teen Group Journals PART I: ADOLESCENCE: THE DEVELOPMENTAL BLUEPRINT Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Terrible Twos and The Terrible Teens Developmental Tasks of Adolescence The Push-Pull of Adolescence Five Polarities of Adolescence PART II: GROUP THERAPY WITH ADOLESCENTS By Hook or by Crook: Why do Groups? Fish or Cut Bait: Why do Structured Groups? Only Fools Rush In: Could I use This manual for My Group? Fact or Fantasy The Good News Grist for the Mill The Dance of Discipline Speaking the Language Keeping the Peace Horses of a Different Color: Difficult Group Members A Case for Cotherapy The Keys to Success Walking the Tightrope Do the Ask You're off and Running, but if you Stumble... PART III: THE CURRICULUM The Group Statement Living With Community Breaking the Ice The Line Up Naming the Group and Creating a Logo Highest Hopes, Deepest Fears Dyads Trust Walk Pennies From Heaven Bus Ride Friendship "Rocks"! Living With Identity Objects Like Me Fish for a Thought Old Me, New Me Personal Value System and Self-Esteem Hit Parade T-Shirts The Pipe Cleaner Artist Strengths Jewelry Living With Family Family Sculpting Survival Roles in a Family: A Psychodrama Family Memories Impaired Parents Living with School Not Your Usual Scavenger Hunt Advertise...Me! Say What? Rock Hard Resolve Text Talk The Right Thing unsung Heroes Living With Sexuality Boy-Girl Relationships: Through the Fishbowl Sex: Everything you Were Afraid to Ask Living With Emotionality Alternatives to Anger The Loss Cycle: A Model for Discussing Depression and Suicide The Shame Game Words that Wound Love Letters Guilt: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly My Peace and Comfort Living With Discovery The Wizard: A guided Imagery Exercise Card Game A Matter of Perspective The Black Balloon: Problem Identification Favorite Story The Gardener Living With Chemicals Chemical Dependence: The Disease Concept Between Teens Playhouse: The Rise and Fall of One Good Guy Druggie Tales: A TV Commercial Living With Spirituality My Spirituality Wonder Moments Mindfulness: A Tea Party Forgiveness: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior My Read My Spiritual Journey References About the Author About the Illustrator

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412970068
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781412970068
  • weight: 776
  • ISBN10: 1412970067
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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