Group Therapy in Child Care and Child Guidance

By S. R. Slavson

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, December 1948

This piece explores the growing interest and the spread of group therapy as a form of treatment of children and adults in hospitals, clinics and social service agencies. Experience shows that even for severely disturbed patients, association with others is helpful and frequently essential and many patients seek out groups on their own initiative. The aim of treatment with them, as well, is to bring them to a point where they can associate with others. The piece concludes by asserting that the understanding of psychodynamics, psychopathology, and clinical techniques is essential both because of the need for proper choice of patients who are suitable for group therapy as well as their proper grouping.

Topic: Methodology, Children, Institutional Care, Social Work, Mental Health, Medical Care, Health and Healing

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.2

Page Number(s): 203-213

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Slavson, S. R. Group Therapy in Child Care and Child Guidance. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. December 1948: 203-213.


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