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Volunteer Adolescents in Adolescent Group Therapy: Effects on Patients and Volunteers

  • Stuart Fine (a1), Graham Knight-Webb (a2) and Karen Breau (a3)

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The effects on patients, volunteers and staff of using volunteer adolescents in adolescent group therapy are examined. From 40 candidates eight volunteers were selected and oriented to the group process. Four volunteers and four patients were placed in each of two groups, and eight patients were placed in the third group. Patients and volunteers were aware of their identities in the first group session. Attendance in the groups with volunteers was better than in the group without. The volunteers themselves gained new knowledge and skills, and their presence was even helpful to the group leaders.

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Volunteer Adolescents in Adolescent Group Therapy: Effects on Patients and Volunteers

  • Stuart Fine (a1), Graham Knight-Webb (a2) and Karen Breau (a3)
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