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Working with Children in Groups : A Handbook for Counsellors  Educators and Community Workers - Kathryn Geldard

Working with Children in Groups

A Handbook for Counsellors Educators and Community Workers

Paperback Published: 19th June 2001
ISBN: 9780333921432
Number Of Pages: 254

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With its effective outcomes, relative speed and reduced costs, the group format is becoming increasingly popular for work with children in counselling and educational settings.

Drawing from their extensive experience of running children's groups and training group leaders, Kathryn and David Geldard describe the entire process of running groups from the initial planning to post-group evaluation.

Topics covered include the benefits and disadvantages of running groups and the types of group available, as well as the planning, designing, implementation and evaluation of group programmes. Filled with lots of ideas, activities, games and work sheets for use in group programmes, as well as examples of complete programmes for particular problems such as domestic violence and low self esteem, this accessible and practical book should be an valuable resource for anyone wishing to run groups for children.

About the Author

Kathryn and David Geldard are authors of Counselling Children : A Practical Introduction and Counselling Adolescents : A Pro-Active Approach (both with Sage). They work as child and family therapists in private practice, and have extensive experience in running training courses in counselling children and adolescents and working with children in groups.
Kathryn lectures in the post-graduate programme at the University of Queensland, Australia.
David is a Counselling Psychologist, and is the author of Basic Personal Counselling : A Training Manual for Counsellors, 3rd ed (Prentice Hall and Free Association).

List of figures and tables
Why run groups?p. 3
Types of groupp. 12
Identifying the needs of a target groupp. 29
Planning to run a groupp. 48
Designing a group programmep. 62
Assessment of children for inclusion in a group programmep. 79
The leader's rolep. 98
Counselling and facilitation skills required in children's groupsp. 117
Evaluating the outcomes of a group programmep. 139
Domestic violence programmep. 154
ADHD programmep. 168
Self-esteem programmep. 180
Social skills programmep. 195
App. A: Activities and gamesp. 212
App. B: Work-sheetsp. 230
Referencesp. 246
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780333921432
ISBN-10: 0333921437
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 19th June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1