Preface.- Introduction.- Acknowledgments.- Easy Reference Guide to Group-Centered Interventions.- About the Author.- Organizing a New Group.- Designing Group-Centered Interventions.- Identifying the Needs of the Group.- Using Group Process as an Agent of Change.- Group Process and Motivation.- The Role of Interaction in a Group.- Self-Efficacy: The Learning Component in Schools.- Group Cohesion: The Therapeutic Factor in Groups.- Back to the Classroom.
Presents the theory underlying group-centered counseling interventions
Examines research substantiating the effectiveness of prevention programs
Describes how to combine efficacy retraining, intrinsic motivation, and group counseling to help children learn more effectively
Includes hands-on, short-term, ready-to-use group-centered motivational interventions that have been tested with at-risk children in school-based settings