2000 272pp large flexible binding ISBN: 9781568870588
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.
"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 ContentsDedication
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
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
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
Chapter 12 - Groups for Sexually Abused Teens Ages 13 to 16
Chapter 13 - Guide to Supplemental Material for Teen's Groups Ages 13 to
Part IV: Supplemental Material
Materials for Ages 6 to 12
My Very Own "Wouldn't It Be Nice" Coloring Book Materials for Ages 13 to 16
Homework Assignments For Ages 6 to 12
Homework Assignments # 1 -7
My Own Story
Moving On and Getting Stronger Game
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
Understanding Each Other Cards
Knowing Yourself Cards
About the AuthorBillie Farmer Corder, EdD, is a licensed psychologist and a
Fellow of the American College of forensic psychology. She is
Co-Director of Psychological Services at the Child Psychiatry Training
Program of Dorothea Dix Hospital, and Clinical Assistant Professor at
the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. During 30 years of
research and applied work with children and families, she has published
more than 100 articles in professional journals and books. Her program
for social skills development for adolescents was nominated in 1981 for
the American Psychiatric Association's Gold Medal Award. She served as
Managing Editor of the North Carolina Journal of Mental Health
for over 18 years. Dr. Corder developed a series of therapeutic
materials for intervention with children in natural disasters which are
utilized nationally by the American Red Cross. This work was recognized
recently when she was nominated for North Carolina's Eugene Hargrove
Research Award and was elected to the Wake Academy of Women.