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Positive Interaction Skills,9780863883606

Positive Interaction Skills

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/1/2017
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
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This practical, photocopiable manual provides group leaders with a flexible programme to teach interaction skills that can be adapted to a wide variety of groups, situations and needs.The programme will benefit anyone who lacks adequate skills or who has difficulty interacting with other people at home, socially or at work, for example adults with very few or no formal qualifications, people with depression or schizophrenia, young people in schools or people with learning disabilities.The book is filled with workable ideas and the sessions are designed to be used independently as required to meet identified needs. Full guidance notes for facilitators, session plans, handouts and activity guidelines are provided and this will be an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to run an interaction skills programme.

Table of Contents

Preparing to run an interaction skills group: Introduction
Organising the group
Guidelines for success
Strategies to overcome common problems
Positive interaction skills sessions: Introducing positive interaction skills
Exploring social perception
Recognising influences on interaction
Developing support networks
Understanding body language
Making conversation
Learning to listen
Starting, sustaining and ending friendships
Establishing and keeping close relationships
Appreciating other points of view
Creating trust and learning to self-disclose
Resolving conflict in relationships
Being assertive and handling criticism
Overcoming shyness and loneliness
Building confidence and self-esteem
Managing emotions
Improving self-management skills
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