HSV 522 Post University Gestalt Play Therapy Group for Children Paper


For the Proposal Paper, you will be asked to select a therapy approach (e.g., Adlerian) and a population to work with (e.g., children). You will then be asked to apply your therapy approach to the population you have selected by addressing many of the tasks, issues and problems that are addressed throughout the group therapy process. Be sure to take your reader through all the relevant stages of the group therapy process as follows:Part I of each paper requires you to develop a proposal for the group you wish to run. In Part 2 of each paper, you will present the stages of group process and discuss the issues you are likely to confront during the stage and the therapeutic technique(s) you will apply to address these issues.

The Proposal Paper must include the following sections. You may use APA formatted headings.

  • Proposal
  • The formation of the group
  • The initial stage
  • The transition stage
  • The working stage
  • The final stage or termination of the group.

So, for example, you may want to discuss with your reader how you would use “Making the rounds” (a Gestalt warm-up technique) with children for the purpose of drawing out silent participants in the initial stage of the group. How and when would you introduce this technique? How would you facilitate the children during this activity to best achieve your hoped outcome (e.g., greater participation from all members)?

Given the length of this paper (i.e., 5-7 pages) you will not be able to address every issue as it pertains to the approach, population and stage being discussed. Therefore, you will need to select those issues, techniques and problems that are most meaningful to you and most relevant to the approach and population you are writing about.

For the Proposal Paper, select a therapy from the list below to apply to a specific client population. The options are as follows:

  • Person Centered
  • Adlerian
  • Gestalt
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

The options for client populations are as follows:

  • A Multi-Cultural group
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Elderly