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People Skills for Young Adults - Marianna Csoti

People Skills for Young Adults

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9781853027161
Number Of Pages: 192

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People Skills for Young Adults is a complete course in social skills training for students in their teens, and is particularly appropriate for those with mild learning difficulties. The book is practical in emphasis, and comprises a series of sessions accompanied by leader sheets. Examples of scenarios are given, and students are encouraged to act them out and discuss the issues raised in them. There are also role plays and student help sheets, which develop the areas covered in the sessions. The areas include:

friends and relationships

personal development

self-confidence and shyness


counselling and listening skills.

Full guidance and practical suggestions are included, so that leaders do not require any previous experience of teaching this subject.

Industry Reviews

A truly amazing book. This book is formatted in a style to be used as sessions to help young people learn about social skills. Easy to follow and in about 1 hour various social skills can be worked on as a group. A real must-have-book for those who want to see our children mature successfully. -- adders.org This is a useful tool that could be utilised in many settings for social skills training with young adults. -- British Journal of Occupational Therapy This book provides session outlines for a social skills course for young adults with mild learning difficulties. The course is designed with clear guidelines for the group leader. The course has proved to be a valuable learning tool in the group sessions so far completed and generally there has been a positive response from participants. The overall style of the book is easy to read and could be used to dip in and out of for idea if there are particular one-to-one issues to address. This is a useful tool that could be utilised in many settings for social skills training with young adults. -- British Journal of Occupational Therapy This book is written to assist leaders teaching in life skills groups. It has three main teaching areas, friendship, social skills and assertion, 24 sessions and a brief section at the end on counselling including when professional help is appropriate. The book is well defined with clearly defined sessions and leaders notes. It is easy to read especially as a planning tool. This book is well set out with some pages, which can be photocopied for use within the group, Each teaching area could be used alone...This book would be a useful resource for a department especially if life skills/assertion courses are being set up for the first time. -- OTPLD This resource is a complete course in social skills for teenagers and particularly appropriate for those with mild learning difficulties. The course is made up of lots of situations for discussions, role-play and guidelines for course leaders making it easy for those who have not dealt with this subject before. The four main subjects covered in the course are friendship, social skills training, assertiveness and counselling. Included in these sections are making new friends, loneliness, barriers in friendship, social and relationship rules, self-confidence and shyness, saying no, compliments and complaints. This book contains much excellent material which would help many unconfident and wary teenagers. -- Youthwork The course is divided into three parts: part one deals with the nature and maintenance of friendship; part two with interpersonal social skills; part three with assertiveness -and believe it or not - 'counselling'. The aim here is not to produce young amateur counsellors so much as to foster the attainment of a deeper, more meaningful level of communication and support in personal relationships. -- Counselling

About The Coursep. 8
Leader's Notesp. 9
Introductionp. 12
What are Friends?p. 13
Leader Sheet: What are friends?p. 16
Influences on Relationshipsp. 19
Leader Sheet: Influences on relationshipsp. 22
Personal Developmentp. 26
Leader Sheet: Personal developmentp. 29
Social Networksp. 32
Leader Sheet: Social networksp. 36
Making New Friendsp. 39
Leader Sheet: Making new friendsp. 42
Lonelinessp. 46
Leader Sheet: Lonelinessp. 49
Barriers in Friendshipsp. 52
Leader Sheet: Barriers in friendshipsp. 58
Conclusionp. 60
Introduction: Social Skills Trainingp. 62
Social and Relationship Codes of Behaviourp. 63
Leader Sheet: Social and relationship codes of behaviourp. 65
Loneliness and Poor Social Skillsp. 69
Leader Sheet: Loneliness and poor social skillsp. 71
Speech and Body Messagesp. 74
Leader Sheet: Speech and body messagesp. 77
Role Play: Social No-Nos (Preparation and Practice)p. 81
Student Sheet: Frank's descriptionsp. 82
Setting for the role playp. 85
Scene for confident person (know-all)p. 86
Scene for confident person 2 (I've-got-to-be-right)p. 89
Scene for confident person 3 (I'm-better-than-anyone)p. 91
Scene for confident person 4: (I-wan't-to-know-all-about-you)p. 92
Scene for timid person (I'd-prefer-not-to-be-noticed)p. 95
Role Plays in Actionp. 97
Leader Sheet: Role plays in actionp. 99
Possible scene for the socially adeptp. 103
Self-Disclosurep. 106
Leader Sheet: Self-disclosurep. 109
Listening Skillsp. 111
Leader Sheet: Listening Skillsp. 113
Self-Confidence and Shynessp. 116
Student Sheet: Use at homep. 118
Information Sheet: Self-confidencep. 120
Leader Sheet: Shynessp. 122
Making Conversationp. 124
Leader Sheet: Making conversationp. 126
Advice Sheet: Making conversation with people you knowp. 128
Conclusionp. 129
Introductionp. 132
Assertivenessp. 133
Leader Sheet: Assertivenessp. 136
Protecting Yourselfp. 138
Leader Sheet: Protecting Yourselfp. 141
Feelings and Complaintsp. 143
Leader Sheet: Feelings and Complaintsp. 147
Saying No, Compliments and Asking for What You Wantp. 149
Leader Sheet: Saying no, compliments and asking for what you wantp. 152
Information Sheet: My Rightsp. 154
Concluding assertivenessp. 155
Counsellingp. 156
Leader Sheet: Counsellingp. 158
Leader Information Sheet: Essentials of counsellingp. 160
Leader Sheet: Preparation and instructions for Session 22p. 162
Leader Sheet: Preparation and instructions for Session 23p. 165
Leader/Information Sheet: Counselling Skillsp. 166
Counselling in Practicep. 168
Problem Bank: Example of Counselling Problems (Ages 15 to 16)p. 172
Problem Bank: Example of Counselling Problems (Ages 15 to 17)p. 177
Problem Bank: Example of Counselling Problems (Ages 16 to 19)p. 179
Conclusionp. 187
Information Sheet: National Helplinesp. 188
Bibliographyp. 191
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ISBN: 9781853027161
ISBN-10: 1853027162
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st January 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36