The Group Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Group Therapist's Notebook

Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition

Edited by Dawn Viers


270 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138209527
pub: 2017-09-27
Hardback: 9781138209503
pub: 2017-09-28
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315457055
pub: 2017-09-11
from $28.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


Following in the footsteps of the successful first edition, The Group Therapist’s Notebook, Second Edition offers an all new collection of innovative ideas and proven interventions that will enhance any group therapy practice. Seasoned and up-and-coming experts provide field-tested activities, easy to reproduce handouts, and practical homework assignments for a variety of problems and population types. Each chapter is solidly grounded with a theoretical foundation and includes materials to gather for implementing the intervention, detailed instructions for use, suggestions for follow-up in successive meetings, contraindications for use, and resources for the client and therapist. With an added emphasis on instruction, real-world examples, and extension activities, this new resource will be a valuable asset for both beginning and established mental health practitioners, including counselor educators, social workers, marriage and family therapists, guidance counselors, prevention educators, peer support specialists, and other group facilitators.

Table of Contents

List of Handouts and Table Foreword Acknowledgements About the Editor List of Contributors Introduction Section I: Getting Started 1. A Reflecting Team Format for Learning Basic Counseling Skills Carlos Del Rio 2. Design an Agency Christopher Faiver 3. Preparing Members for Group Therapy: Pre-Group Orientation Randyl D. Smith, Maria T. Riva Section II: Interventions for All Groups 4. What Color is Your Candy? Dawn Viers 5. Building a Foundation Brandy K. Richeson 6. Changing Superpowers into Coping Skills Jennifer Lynn Marshall 7. Links of Resilience Christina Mick 8. Self-Esteem Nadalas Kellie G. Camelford, Erin M. Dugan, Krystan Vugh 9. Emotional Energy and Self-Awareness: An Experiential Activity Sarh Schonian 10. Family Building Projective Technique Donna Tonrey Section III: Interventions for Population-Specific Groups 11. Musical Emotions: Incorporating Popular Music into a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group Mary R. Nedela 12. "My Arms are Tired": The Effects of Substance Use Disorders on Family Systems Edward T. Dunbar Jr., Shari M. Sias, W. Leigh Atherton 13. My Family Support Group Edward T. Dunbar Jr., Shari M. Sias, W. Leigh Atherton 14. Externalizing the Process of Disclosure: The Use of Narrative Family Therapy When Working with LGTBQ Groups M. Evan Thomas, Mary Nedela, Michelle Murray Section IV: Interventions for Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Groups 15. Developing Self-Awareness and Problem Solving Krystal Vaugh, Erin M. Dugan, Kellie G. Camelford 16. The Hero's Journey: Using Narrative in Group Therapy Richard Cleveland 17. Addressing Challenges and Developing Strategies Erin M Dugan, Kellie G. Camelford, Krystal Vaugn 18. Making a "Choice": Using Family Sculpting in Family Separation Groups Jane V. Hale 19. Synching the Support System: Young Adult Siblings of Individuals with Special Needs Laura Tejada, Emmaline Logman, Brittany Knight, Alexis McCall Section V: Interventions for Family and Couple Groups 20. Multimodal Counseling Group for New Parents Trey Fitch, Gulnara McCullough 21. Parenting Group Handout: My Life as a Child & My Life as a Parent Cecile Brennan 22. The Pitfalls of Communication: Family/Couple Mine Field Dawn Viers Section VI: Multiple Session Groups 23. Using Toys and Imagery as Creative Techniques in Adolescent Relationship Groups Sandra Terneus, H. Dan Martin 24. Groups Inclduing/For Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth Molly Swift, Sam Arbruster 25. All You Need is Love? Relationship Group Interventions Sandra Terneus, H. Dan Martin 26. It's So Much More Than Lunch: Support Groups for Individuals with Early Stage Dementia and their Caregivers Lenice C. Haber, Cheryl L. Hamlin 27. Grief and Loss: Activities and Handouts to Help with Healing through Group Therapy Jane Roberts Section VII: Termination and Wrap Up 28. Termination in Group Therapy: The Neglected Stage Maria T. Riva, Randyl D. Smith 29. The Envelope Closure Shirley R. Simon

About the Editor

Dawn Viers, PhD, is an assessment specialist/outpatient clinician with New River Valley Community Services in Blacksburg, Virginia. Her areas of specialization include foster care and adoption, attachment disorders, and trauma- informed practice. She is the editor of The Group Therapist‘s Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities in Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2007) and co-editor, with Katherine M. Hertlein, PhD, of The Couple and Family Therapist’s Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2005).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health