Each week, the young people attend two Group Therapy sessions of one hour each session. The groups are separate in approach, one being structured and the other being based on drama therapy.
Structured Group Therapy
Structured group therapy has three core modules, each having four blocks which have four sessions each. This means that there are 48 sessions in the whole programme. Sometimes it is necessary to stray from the programme and focus on presenting problems of the group in order that they can continue to work as a cohesive and collaborative body and make sense of current difficulties.
The core modules are:
- Sex and Relationships
- Emotional Regulation
- Problem Solving
There is a psycho-education element to each module which enables the young people to increase their self-awareness and understanding of the issues related to their behaviour and associated thoughts and feelings. The therapeutic approaches are mainly Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma Focused Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.