Any intentional group is based on a coherent group plan. This book will identify the elements that are basic to any plan and will apply these elements within an ongoing example. Among the elements to be included are: Identifying the Population, Need and Environmental Assessment, Goals, Rationale for Using Group, Type of Group, Conceptual Framework Used, attention to Group Developmental stage and to Group Dynamics, Group Size, Group Composition, Session-by-Session plans, Evaluation Methodology.
Chapter One: IntroductionChapter Two: What Type of Group for Whom with What Goals? Identification of a Target Population, Type of Group, and Group GoalsChapter Three: Rationale for Using GroupsChapter Four: Making Decisions about Your Group Based on Best Practices in Group WorkChapter Five: Group Leader PreparationChapter Six: Planning Group SessionsChapter Seven: Planning Group SessionsChapter Eight: Case Examples in Planning a GroupAppendices