Coping Skills Group: A Session-by-Session Guide

Gingerich, S., and Mueser, K. (2005). Coping Skills Group: A Session-by-Session Guide. Wellness Reproductions & Publishing, Plainview, NY.

This step-by-step manual for group leaders provides the necessary ingredients to improve the lives of consumers who have significant problems related to their mental illness. It includes guidelines for using cognitive-behavioral strategies to teach more effective coping skills. It places a strong emphasis upon encouraging group members to put knowledge, strategies, and skills into practice. Some topics covered include the following:

  • Focusing on personal strengths
  • Understanding mental Illness
  • Reducing stress
  • Connecting with people
  • Expressing positive feelings
  • Getting closer to people
  • Standing up in a positive way
  • Managing anger
  • Using time well
  • Avoiding problems with alcohol and other drugs

There is also a group-leader's kit available.

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