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    Case study of ADHD- group session

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    Consider the following scenario:

    You are a counselor who is developing a crisis group for Middle School girls and boys ages 12-14. You know that one group member has a diagnosis of ADHD and one has another disability (chose one from the list of categories defined by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, in Counseling Children, on pages 696 to 699).

    Review page 714 of Counseling Children to help you answer the following questions in your initial post:

    What legal and ethical responsibilities do you have with respect to the young clients with disabilities?
    What goals would you have for a first session for your group?
    What therapeutic approaches or methods will you use to achieve these goals?
    How will you modify your approach so that the two clients with exceptionalities receive differentiated supportive intervention and benefit from the group as much as the other young people?

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    Based on your assignment instructions: one child with ADHD and one with something else (you have not specified- so I will assume another learning disability ie. Dyslexia).

    Crisis Group for Teens:

    1. Legal and ethical responsibilities:
    - protecting privacy and keeping confidentiality
    - report harm to self and harm to others- therefore establish safety plans

    2. Goals for first session:
    i)Developing trust and confidentiality ...

    Solution Summary

    Example of group therapy first session for Crisis -ADHD clients is given in the solution.