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Group Interventions & Exercises for Enhancing Children's Communication, Cooperation, and Confidence
Derosier, Melissa E.
Professional Resource Press / Softcover / 2002-06-01 / 1568870752
Group Psychotherapy / Infant, Child & Adolescent
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136 pages
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Empirically-based therapeutic interventions for children ages 6 to 12 who are experiencing peer problems such as bullying, rejection, and social isolation. Offers comprehensive guidelines for developing, structuring, administrating, and conducting social skills training groups, as well as methods for identifying children who will benefit from such group (or individual) interventions. Provides numerous scripts, activities, games, forms, and role plays for 10 group sessions. Also includes a reproducible workbook that contains activity sheets to engage children and reinforce specific skills and concepts.

Children who participate in this program learn and practice basic social skills (e.g., cooperation, communication, and self-control), develop prosocial attitudes, combat negative assumptions, and build coping skills for dealing with stressful situations such as teasing and peer pressure. These activities have been developed to be engaging - and fun - for the children who participate.

All of these materials may be used therapeutically in both group and individual sessions in a wide range of settings including private practice, schools, recreational programs, and residential settings.

Research has consistently supported the efficacy of these interventions for improving children's peer relationships, self-esteem, and social behavior. The strategies utilized in this program emanate from studies of social learning and the cognitive-behavioral components of relationships.
This 8.5" x 11" manual has flexible binding to facilitate photocopying for use with your clients in both group and individual treatment.


"Very nicely and clearly presented. Completely self-contained. A sure-fire method to boost self-esteem. Gets kids thinking about important social issues."
-Fred Frankel, PhD, Professor and Director, UCLA Parenting and Children's Friendship Program

Table of Contents

Session 1: Getting Acquainted
Session 2: Showing Respect for Yourself and Others
Session 3: Looking Toward the Future
Session 4: Taking Responsibility
Session 5: Communicating Your Thoughts and Feelings
Session 6: Changing Your Point of View
Session 7: Building Friendships
Session 8: Cooperating With Others
Session 9: Knowing How You Feel
Session 10: Reviewing What You've Learned
Activity Sheet 1: I Am Special and Important
Activity Sheet 2: I Respect Myself and Others
Activity Sheet 3: How Do You Show Respect
Activity Sheet 4: Role Models
Activity Sheet 5: Action Plan Worksheet
Activity Sheet 6: Consequences Worksheet
Activity Sheet 7: "I Am Responsible for What I Do and Say"
Activity Sheet 8: Stop and Think
Activity Sheet 9: Communication
Activity Sheet 10: Check It Out
Activity Sheet 11: See What's Happening
Activity Sheet 12: How Do I Rate as a Friend?
Activity Sheet 13: Friendship Qualities
Activity Sheet 14: Let's Play (or Talk)
Activity Sheet 15: Cooperation
Activity Sheet 16: Peer Pressure
Activity Sheet 17: Action Plan Worksheet

About the Author

Melissa E. DeRosier, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Investigator in the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, both at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Dr. DeRosier is licensed as a clinical psychologist and is president of the 3-C Institute for Social Development, a provider of scientifically validated assessment and intervention tools for parents and professionals in the area of children's peer relationships and social development. She is active as a national conference and workshop presenter on similar topics, and has published in a number of peer reviewed journals and edited works.

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