Effective Planning for Groups

Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack

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  • ISBN: 9781483332307
  • Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
  • Publ Date: 2013-12-20
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 104
  • Imprint: SAGE *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 242975

Table of Contents :

Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: What Type of Group for Whom with What Goals? Identification of a Target Population, Type of Group, and Group Goals Chapter Three: Rationale for Using Groups Chapter Four: Making Decisions about Your Group Based on Best Practices in Group Work Chapter Five: Group Leader Preparation Chapter Six: Planning Group Sessions Chapter Seven: Planning Group Sessions Chapter Eight: Case Examples in Planning a Group Appendices

Description:

Any intentional group is based on a coherent group plan. This book will identify the elements that are basic to any plan and will apply these elements within an ongoing example. Among the elements to be included are: Identifying the Population, Need and Environmental Assessment, Goals, Rationale for Using Group, Type of Group, Conceptual Framework Used, attention to Group Developmental stage and to Group Dynamics, Group Size, Group Composition, Session-by-Session plans, and Evaluation Methodology.

Author Biography:

Janice L. DeLucia-Waack is currently an Associate Professor and Program Director for School Counseling in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She is also currently the Executive Director for the Association for Specialists in Group Work. She is the former editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work, and is a fellow in the American Counseling Association; Association for Specialists in Group Work (a division of ACA; and Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, a division of the American Psychological Association. She is author/editor of two books, Using Music in Children of Divorce Groups: A Session-By-Session Manual for Counselors and Multicultural Counseling and Training: Implications and Challenges for Practice, and co-editor/author of three other books: The Practice of Multicultural Group Work: Visions and Perspectives from the Field (with Jeremiah Donigian); Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities: A Guide to Choosing, Planning, Conducting, and Processing (with Karen Bridbord and Jennifer Kleiner) , School Counselors Share Their Favorite Activities: A Guide to Choosing, Planning, Conducting, and Processing (with Louisa Foss, Judy Green, Kelli Wolfe-Stiltner), How to Design a Group Plan (with Amy Nitza) as part of Robert Conyne Group Work Practice Kit: Improving the Everyday Practice of Group Work. Her current project is the fifth in the ASGW Group Activity Book Series due out in Fall 2013: School Counselors Share Their Favorite Classroom Guidance Activities. (with Faith Colvin, Sarah Korta, Katherine Maertin, Eric Martin, & Lily Zawadski. She received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Eisenhower College, a master's degree in Family Studies from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.


 

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