An outstanding "how-to" resource for leading adolescent groups, greatly expanded from the first edition and in a new 8½" x 11" format with reproducible exercises for unlimited use by the purchaser with students. The authors illustrate how to become a successful teen group leader by following four basic guidelines:
R - Reflect what teens say and what they communicate nonverbally
E - Explore what’s going on. Don’t assume you know their feelings.
A - Attend to emotions behind the words and behaviors.
L - Loan teens tools to help them solve problems.
Supplied with a bounty of ideas and tips for facilitating adolescent groups, this book is a must for social workers, teachers, counselors, and other youth workers who venture into the world of teenagers in order to help them through it all.