In week 10, we start looking at treatment groups. To look at this, we will use the example of three types of groups. The week’s readings are around these topics. I also want to share some example curricula that you can see and review to get a picture of what this looks like. All of the readings for this week are good information, and I think they will help give you some perspective. Dialectical behavioral therapy is a frequently used group format, and Rizvi et al. (2013) provide a helpful overview of what it looks like. Next, Rose (2004) gives the example of cognitive-behavioral group work (CBGW). Even though most curricula don’t explicitly describe themselves as being founded in CBGW, there is an argument that I could make that they are. Finally, Roffman (2004) reviews psychoeducational groups. Our use of the circle of hope handbook and when we talk about school-based social-skill instruction, we will continue to talk about this genre of group work.
The agenda for week 10 is as follows: