Types of group

  • Kathryn Geldard
  • David Geldard


In this chapter the following types of groups for children will be discussed:
  1. 1.

    Therapy groups

  2. 2.

    Counselling groups

  3. 3.

    Psycho-educational groups

  4. 4.

    Personal growth groups

  5. 5.

    Support groups

  6. 6.

    Developmental skills groups

Each of these types of group will influence the child’s development in some way, with the consequence that change of a positive nature is likely. There are many other types of groups for children. Some provide care when the parents or permanent carers are not available to do this. Others enable children to join together for particular activities, such as drama, craft work or sports. These will not be discussed, because the focus of this book is specifically on groups primarily designed to promote change in children.


Support Group Open Group Group Leader Mental Health Disorder Developmental Approach 
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  • David Geldard

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