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by Billie Farmer Corder
In this exceptionally useful compendium, the author shares her clinical expertise and techniques for working effectively with sexually abused children and adolescents. Drawing from over 30 years of experience as a practicing psychologist, researcher, and supervisor, Dr. Corder offers specific guidelines for developing, facilitating, and evaluating time-limited structured psychotherapy groups.
She outlines specific goals for each group session and provides active "homework" assignments and guidelines for using the original techniques and materials she has developed. Separate instructions and supplemental materials are included for children ages 6-12 and teens age 13-16.
Therapeutic materials include empirically derived therapeutic activities, coloring books, active games, board games (including gameboards, question items, and rules), therapeutic "chants," and much much more. The author describes critical decisions and role assignments. Guidelines for concurrent structured groups with parents/caretakers are included as well as advice on dealing with important administrative and ethical issues.
Questionnaires, forms, and procedures for program evaluation are also provided. This book offers many new ideas and creative techniques for experienced clinicians. For less experienced therapists, Dr. Corder provides theoretical issues and rationale, clear clinical guidance, and how-to-do-it directions for working effectively with this population. Printed in an 8 1/2" x 11" format with flexible binding for ease in copying.
Review "Structured Psychotherapy Groups for Sexually Abused Children and Adolescents" will be invaluable to any therapist who is seeking to establish a group therapy program for this population. The manual includes very clear theory-linked instructions on how to establish structured group psychotherapy for sexually abused children and adolescents and provides many examples of techniques, rituals and other materials which can be used with this population.... This is an excellent manual and Dr. Corder is to be congratulated." -Beryce W. MacLennan, PhD, Distinguished Fellow - American Group Psychotherapy Association; Co-Author of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy With Adolescents
Table of Contents Dedication Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Psychotherapy for the Sexually Abused Chapter 1 - Theoretical Issues and Approaches Chapter 2 - Implications for Treatment Chapter 3 - A Group Psychotherapy Program Part II: Forming a Structured Psychotherapy Group for Abused Children Chapter 4 - Nontherapy Issues Chapter 5 - Clinical Issues: Pregroup Orientation Chapter 6 - Clinical Issues: Including Parents and Caretakers in Groups Chapter 7 - Clinical Issues: Decisions Therapists Must Make Before Initiating the Group Chapter 8 - Program Evaluation: Pre- and Posttesting Group Members Chapter 9 - References Part III: The Sessions Chapter 10 - Groups for Sexually Abused Children Ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 12 Chapter 11 - Guide to Supplemental Material for Children's Groups Ages 6 to 12 Chapter 12 - Groups for Sexually Abused Teens Ages 13 to 16 Chapter 13 - Guide to Supplemental Material for Teen's Groups Ages 13 to 16 Part IV: Supplemental Material Materials for Ages 6 to 12 My Very Own "Wouldn't It Be Nice" Coloring Book Feeling Faces "Draw-A-Picture" Sheets Homework Assignments For Ages 6 to 12 Homework Assignments # 1 -7 Wanda's Story My Own Story Moving On and Getting Stronger Game Graduation Certificates Materials for Ages 13 to 16 My Own That Was Then, But This Is Now Activity Book Homework Assignments For Ages 13 to 16 Homework Assigments # 1-10 The Life Game Game Cards Learning Cards Understanding Each Other Cards Knowing Yourself Cards Problem-Solving Cards Graduation Certificates