Positive Interaction Skills provides group facilitators with a flexible programme to enable participants to develop good personal interaction skills.
The programme can be adapted to suit a wide variety of groups, settings and needs. Full guidance notes for facilitators, session plans, handouts and activities are provided to enable the session themes to be fully developed.
The book is planned so that sessions can be used independently as required to meet specific needs.
This practical and thought-provoking resource is filled with workable ideas that can be used to improve interaction skills in meaningful ways. It is an indispensable resource.
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"The advice on identifying clients for the group and on dealing with difficult situations will be of particular use to those running groups experienced clinicians will also benefit from the counselling...this book is a well thought-out, clearly written, practical resources." Update Magazine (I.A.S.L.T.) "This user friendly and practical book provides a flexible and thorough introduction...sessions flow logically. What makes this book a l useful resource is its flexibility." Brian Keogh, Frontline "The book is well laid out and easy to read." Speech Language Therapy in Practice "Does exactly what it says...will be useful to anyone wanting to run an interaction skills programme...is written in a very clear, methodical manner, without being boring...some really good practice advice...would be a valuable resource...provides a wealth of ideas ." OTPLD Newsletter "This manual is aimed at trainers and groupwork leaders...the introductory section provides advice on organising a group...followed by guidance and practical materials." CareandHealth
Robin Dynes is currently Adult Learning Social Inclusion Officer for his local authority. Previously he managed a mental health day centre and has worked in a number of psychiatric hospitals, in probation service and supervised youth groups. He is the author of several books including Creative Writing in Groupwork, Creative Games in Groupwork, Memory Games for Groups and The Non-Competitive Activity Book, all published by Speechmark Publishing.