This comprehensive handbook aims to serve as a major resource for all those involved in group work with children and adolescents. Bringing together the skills, practical experience and expertise of a wide range of contributors, it provides comprehensive analysis and practical guidance on all aspects of the subject under five broad headings: theoretical and practical issues - including structures and organizational aspects, conceptual frameworks and evaluation; developmental perspective - including emotional development, empathy and prosocial development and the historical development of group psychotherapy; tools and techniques - including the use of play and games, art psychotherapy, relaxation, drama and interpretation; subjects and themes - including bereaved children, encopresis, victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse, young offenders and racial identity; contexts and settings - including group work in schools, residential institutions, mental health services, youth services and therapeutic communities.
Part 1 Overview of theoretical and practical issues: introduction, Kedar Nath Dwivedi; structional and organizational aspects, Kedar Nath Dwivedi, Suzanne Lawton and Sarah Hogan; conceptual frameworks, Kedar Nath Dwivedi; evaluation, Kedar Nath Dwivedi and Diddy Mymin. Part 2 Developmental perspectives: developmental needs and considerations for therapeutic provisions, Peter Harper; emotional development, Kedar Nath Dwivedi; empathy and prosocial development, Malcolm Walley; historical development of group psychotherapy, Patrick McGrath. Part 3 Tools and techniques: play, activities, exercises and games, Kedar Nath Dwivedi; art psychotherapy groups, Tessa Dalley; relaxation, visulization and nourishment, Fredi Harrison; use of drama, Cherry Stephenson; use of interpretation, Kedar Nath Dwivedi. Part 4 Subjects and themes: bereaved children and adolescents, Sue Smith and Sister Margaret Pennells; encopresis, Kedar Nath Dwivedi and Sue Bell; victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse, Andrew Howard; young offenders, Julie Harrower; race identity and culture, Barbara Coward. Part 5 Contexts and settings: group work in schools, Carol Coppock, Kedar Nath Dwivedi; group work in residential child care, Bernie Evans and Paul Cook; group work in child mental health services, Kedar Nath Dwivedi; group work in the youth service, Janet Adams; groupwork with children and adolescents in a therapeutic community, Jane Wright-Watson.