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Group play interventions for children : strategies for teaching prosocial skills

By: Reddy, Linda A.
Publisher: Washington, DC American Psychological Association 2012Description: xi, 295 p. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781433810558.Subject(s): BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT | PLAY THERAPY | GROUP ACTIVITIES | GROUP SKILLS | SOCIAL SKILLS | ANGER MANAGEMENT | EMOTIONS | FRIENDSHIPS | CHILDREN
Contents:
Acknowledgements|Foundations|Group play skill sequences|Group play interventions Making and maintaining friends Identifying emotions and appropriately expressing emotions Following directions and impulse control Sharing, joining a group and group cooperation Anger management Anxiety and stress management Developing appropriate personal space Effective planning and time management|Conclusion|References|Index
Summary: "Group play interventions are used to meet a broad range of developmental needs in children from various backgrounds. This book is for mental health practitioners working with children aged 5 through 12 to help them learn important social skills and self-control strategies such as making friends, asking for and offering help, controlling hands and feet, using appropriate words, and managing stress and anger. This book integrates the use of group play interventions and evidence-based cognitive behavioral techniques in child group training. Author Linda A. Reddy lays out the grounding principles and research of group play interventions and sketches out the most common disorders and symptom sets for which children are referred for group training. She then offers practical suggestions for forming groups and for managing instruction and behavior, as well as a chapter on how to make the most of caregivers' skills and interests to maintain children's progress." - PUBLISHERS WEBSITE
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"Group play interventions are used to meet a broad range of developmental needs in children from various backgrounds. This book is for mental health practitioners working with children aged 5 through 12 to help them learn important social skills and self-control strategies such as making friends, asking for and offering help, controlling hands and feet, using appropriate words, and managing stress and anger. This book integrates the use of group play interventions and evidence-based cognitive behavioral techniques in child group training. Author Linda A. Reddy lays out the grounding principles and research of group play interventions and sketches out the most common disorders and symptom sets for which children are referred for group training. She then offers practical suggestions for forming groups and for managing instruction and behavior, as well as a chapter on how to make the most of caregivers' skills and interests to maintain children's progress." - PUBLISHERS WEBSITE

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Acknowledgements|Foundations|Group play skill sequences|Group play interventions
Making and maintaining friends
Identifying emotions and appropriately expressing emotions
Following directions and impulse control
Sharing, joining a group and group cooperation
Anger management
Anxiety and stress management
Developing appropriate personal space
Effective planning and time management|Conclusion|References|Index

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