A concrete, step-by-step approach for using small groups to treat problem behaviors in children and adolescents. Combines the latest techniques to create an integrated, multimethod approach to help children overcome problems such as low self-esteem, stress, depression, poor study habits, and drug abuse.
1. The Multimethod Approach to Treating Children and Adolescents in Groups. 2. Planning Treatment and Orienting Children and Parents. 3. Assessing Children's Problems and Resources. 4. Procedures for Measuring Progress. 5. Helping Children Set Goals and Choose Problem-Solving Strategies. 6. Changing Behavior Through Modeling, Rehearsing, Coaching, and Offering Feedback. 7. Reinforcing Behavior Changes Using Stimulus and Operant Control. 8. Helping Children Cope with Stressful Situations: Cognitive and Relaxation Techniques. 9. Using Games and Activities to Achieve Treatment Goals. 10. Influencing Group Structure and Resolving Group Problems. 11. Assignments for Practicing New Behavior Outside the Group. 12. Principles and Strategies for Maintaining New Behavior. 13. Applying the Multimethod Approach: A Case Example.