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Group Therapy Homework Planner, with Download eBook

ISBN: 978-1-119-23065-6
298 pages
July 2016
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Help clients in group therapy develop the skills they need to work through problems

Group Therapy Homework Planner provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to help clients in group therapy. This easy-to-use sourcebook features:

  • 79 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered in group therapy
  • A quick-reference format—the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problem, such as anxiety, bulimia, chemical dependence, and depression
  • Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises
  • Assignments that are cross-referenced to The Group Therapy Treatment Planner—so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or behavioral problem
  • Downloadable content that contains all the exercises in a word-processing format—allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients' unique styles and needs
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Table of Contents

Series Preface



SECTION I Adult Children of Alcoholics

Exercise I.A What’s My Role?

Exercise I.B What Can I Control? What Do I Need?

Exercise I.C We’re Not Supposed to Talk about That!

SECTION II Agoraphobia/Panic

Exercise II.A When Is This Going to Happen?

Exercise II.B Breaking My Panic Cycle

Exercise II.C Facing Fears Part One

Exercise II.D Facing Fears Part Two

SECTION III Anger Control Problems

Exercise III.A Anger Log

Exercise III.B Is It Anger or Aggression?

Exercise III.C Go Blow Out Some Candles

Exercise III.D My Safe Place


Exercise IV.A What Happens When I Feel Anxious?

Exercise IV.B What Else Can I Say or Do?

Exercise IV.C Beating Self-Defeating Beliefs

SECTION V Assertiveness Deficit

Exercise V.A Is It Passive, Aggressive, or Assertive?

Exercise V.B It’s Okay to Be Assertive


Exercise VI.A Am I Hungry?

Exercise VI.B I Need to Get Control

Exercise VI.C What Am I Thinking?

Exercise VI.D Is It Good Food or Bad Food? Should It Matter That Much?

SECTION VII Caregiver Burnout

Exercise VII.A Being a Caregiver Makes Me Feel...

Exercise VII.B This Is for Me and That’s Okay

Exercise VII.C What Drawer Does This Belong In?

SECTION VIII Chemical Dependence

Exercise VIII.A I Use Because...

Exercise VIII.B What to Do Instead of Using

Exercise VIII.C My Road Map to Recovery

SECTION IX Child Sexual Molestation

Exercise IX.A This Is What Happened

Exercise IX.B This Is What I Did

Exercise IX.C I’m Changing the Way I Think

Exercise IX.D Stop! Rewind! And Start Again

SECTION X Chronic Pain

Exercise X.A Aah! Relief, Written and Directed by

(Write in Your Name)

Exercise X.B I Can Get through This

SECTION XI Codependence

Exercise XI.A I’m Not in Kansas Anymore

Exercise XI.B I Feel...

SECTION XII Depression

Exercise XII.A What Do Others Value about Me?

Exercise XII.B My Feelings Journal

Exercise XII.C Taking Charge of Your Thoughts

Exercise XII.D There’s Always a Sunrise

SECTION XIII Domestic Violence Offenders

Exercise XIII.A When Do I Need a Break?

Exercise XIII.B Now Is When I Need a Break

Exercise XIII.C I Can Have Feelings, Too

SECTION XIV Domestic Violence Survivors

Exercise XIV.A What I Give and What I Get

Exercise XIV.B What If ...?

Exercise XIV.C Thoughts about This Relationship

SECTION XV Grief/Loss Unresolved

Exercise XV.A Farewell, until We Meet Again

Exercise XV.B Moving On


Exercise XVI.A How Am I Doing?

Exercise XVI.B Why Me?

SECTION XVII Incest Offenders?Adult

Exercise XVII.A Through the Eyes of a Child

Exercise XVII.B Stress and Trigger Journal

Exercise XVII.C My Letter of Apology

SECTION XVIII Incest Survivors?Adult

Exercise XVIII.A My Story

Exercise XVIII.B What I Need to Tell You

SECTION XIX Infertility

Exercise XIX.A Being a Parent Means...

Exercise XIX.B What If We Have a Child Some Other Way?

SECTION XX Parenting Problems

Exercise XX.A Working from the Same Page

Exercise XX.B What’s the Message I Am Giving?

What’s the Message I Mean?

Exercise XX.C Compliments Jar

Exercise XX.D What Are My Choices?

SECTION XXI Phobias-Specific/Social

Exercise XXI.A I Can Picture It

Exercise XXI.B How Does This Happen?

Exercise XXI.C Let’s Float with It

Exercise XXI.D I Can Do This

SECTION XXII Rape Survivors

Exercise XXII.A Sharing My Story

Exercise XXII.B Changing My Faulty Thinking

Exercise XXII.C What I Feel and What I Think

SECTION XXIII Separation and Divorce

Exercise XXIII.A Talking to the Children 228 Exercise XXIII.B We Need to Agree

Exercise XXIII.C Saying Good-bye and Saying Hello


Exercise XXIV.A Three Key Ingredients to Positive Social Interactions

Exercise XXIV.B What Comes after "Hi"?

SECTION XXV Single Parents

Exercise XXV.A Single Parenting-Pro or Con?

Exercise XXV.B What Do I Do Now?

SECTION XXVI Toxic Parent Survivors

Exercise XXVI.A I Am Getting Rid of These Old Tapes Part One

Exercise XXVI.B I Am Getting Rid of These Old Tapes Part Two


Exercise XXVII.A Where’s My Tension?

Exercise XXVII.B When I Feel Tension/Stress I Can...

SECTION XXVIII Vocational Stress

Exercise XXVIII.A What Else Can I Do to Make Things Better?

Exercise XXVIII.B How I Will Get What I Want

About the Author

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Author Information

LOUIS J. BEVILACQUA, PsyD, NCC, is the Clinical Director of Connections Adolescent and Family Care. He specializes in the treatment of families and couples as well as behaviorally disordered youth, depression, cutting, and suicide. Bevilacqua is also the coauthor of Brief Family Therapy Homework Planner (Wiley).

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