Group therapy is one of the most successful
interventions for adolescents. This is because of the nature of this
stage of development and the need to belong to a group. Hearing the
stories of other teens and knowing that their experiences and feelings
are similar is very therapeutic. Another characteristic of the
adolescent stage is a short attention span, so the clinical social
worker should tailor exercises that initiate and sustain discussion for
For this Assignment, watch the “Bradley” video.
a 2- to 4-page paper, identify two opening exercises that you might
recommend for a group of adolescent girls who were victims of human
- Describe the exercises in detail so that another social worker would be able to implement them.
- Explain ways these exercises might be effective in creating a comfortable environment for these teenage girls.
- Support your rationale with the literature. For example, what does
the literature say about teenage girls who have been arrested for
prostitution/human trafficking and who openly discuss their experiences?
- How do these exercises promote group cohesion and encourage these teens to talk openly?