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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Using Group Therapy to Improve the Well-Being of Children in Foster Care

There is little to no research on the subject of how group psychotherapy serves as an effective intervention for children in foster care. Youth in foster care are an at-risk population, who generally are a more vulnerable group because they’re susceptible to issues such as neglect, abandonment and a predisposition to mental health needs from first generation biological parents.The objective of this study is to measure the effectiveness of group psychotherapy as a therapeutic intervention for children in foster care six to ten years of age. This project will assess the outcomes of a group targeted at providing social skills and support for children in foster care.

Presenter: Joshua Maldonado (Graduate Student)
Topic: Counselor Education
Location: 3rd Floor Lobby - MetroCenter
Time: 6 pm (Session VI)