Women Empowerment Therapy Group

Specific instructions:
As a group therapist or a consultant, it is conceivable that you may have to develop new and innovative therapy groups. Therefore, you are developing a new 8-week therapy group of Women Empowerment Therapy Group. It has two parts. The first is a narrative describing the type of group, your rationale, the population whom you plan to target, and a review of the relevant literature. The second part is in outline form and includes the weekly goals and topics for the group. Please refer to the guidelines listed below.
Part 1: Descriptive Narrative (7-8 pages)
The descriptive narrative is a detailed description of the therapy group Women Empowerment. Make sure to address the following:
• Identify the purpose of the therapy group you selected
• Provide details about the logistics of your therapy group meetings (e.g., number of group members, session frequency and duration, and meeting location)
• Explain your motivation for creating this type of therapy group
• Describe the population your therapy group will serve and any special considerations you need to take into account when working with this population
• Provide a rationale for why this population needs access to group therapy and the benefits group therapy may provide
• Explain any ethical and legal considerations that might come into play when working with this population
• Provide a literature review of the therapy group you selected containing a minimum of 14 peer-reviewed journal articles
• This narrative must be in APA format with appropriate references to the literature


Part 2: 8-Week Therapy Plan (4 pages)
Your 8-week plan should be specific and provide enough detail that another therapist could take over the sessions if you were unavailable.
Provide a descriptive outline of the following:
• Weekly goals
• Weekly topics for each session
• A plan of action or lesson plan for each week
• Specific therapeutic factors you intend to address or target
• Explain how you plan on progressing through the different stages of group therapy over the 8-week time period

A minimum of 12 pages in length (12 pt. font, double spaced, not including references) and should conform to APA style guidelines. At least 12 references using the library

Bibliography (any of these) and additional regarding Women Empowerment
(at least fifteen references all together)
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