Discussion 6650 Practicum Week 11
Discussion 6650 Practicum Week 11
This week, as you explore group therapy with older adults, you examine your own group
therapy sessions with older adult clients. You also recommend strategies for improving the
effectiveness of this therapeutic approach.
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Chapter 18, “Psychotherapy with Older Adults” (pp. 625–660)
Discussion: Group Therapy with Older Adults
As the population continues to age, more and more older adults will require therapy for
various mental health issues. While the group setting offers many benefits and makes
therapy more accessible to those in need of services, this therapeutic approach may not be
effective for all clients. For this Discussion, as you examine your own practicum
experiences with older adults in group therapy settings, consider strategies to improve the
effectiveness of your sessions.
Analyze group therapy sessions with older adults
Recommend strategies for improving the effectiveness of group therapy sessions for
Review this week’s Learning Resources, and consider the insights provided on
group therapy with older adults.
Reflect on your practicum experiences with older adults in group therapy settings.
Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be
able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the Post to
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By Day 3
Post a description of a group therapy session with older adults, including the stage of the
group, any resistances or issues that were present, and therapeutic techniques used by the
facilitator. Explain any challenges that may occur when working with this group. Support
your recommendations with evidence-based literature.
Read a selection of your colleagues' responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues by recommending strategies for improving the
effectiveness of their group therapy sessions. Support your recommendations with
evidence-based literature and your own experiences with clients.
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