The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Group Leader Checklist To Implement the TKC
Group Leader Roles: TKC [PowerPoint slides]
Program Web site, http://www.pitt.edu/~krp12/
Psychological Assessment Resources. (2005). Coping Responses Inventory Youth Form (CRI-Y), version 1.1.
Psychological Assessment Resources. (2005). Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale (RADS) form, version 1.1.
Puskar, K. (1996). Individual therapy with adolescents. In S. Lego (Ed.), Psychiatric nursing: A comprehensive review (2nd ed.) (pp. 97-101). Philadelphia: Lippincott.
Puskar, K., Bernardo, L. M., Stark, K. H., & Frazier, L. (2008). Adolescent health promotion groups: A primer for milieu therapists. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 25(1), 39-53.
Puskar, K., & Tusaie-Mumford, K. (1996). Group therapy with adolescents. In S. Lego (Ed.), Psychiatric nursing: A comprehensive reference (2nd ed.) (pp. 102-108). Philadelphia: Lippincott.
Teaching Kids to Cope Implementation Manual
Yalom's therapeutic factors for group therapy. (2009).
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
The manual provides basic information on the content and flow of the group sessions, and selected readings convey general information about group therapy, such as the skills and competencies required by leaders, typical phases of treatment, and assessment and selection of participants. The required training covers the content in the readings and gives a good overview of group treatment. Telephone consultation and coaching also are available through the developer. Depression and coping measures are included to support outcome measurement. A group leader checklist provides tips about the group leader's roles during the sessions and can contribute to implementation fidelity.
The manual provides very little specific guidance for the implementation of the intervention, omitting essential information on preparing and facilitating this intervention in a group setting. The information in the selected readings is not specific to the intervention. The manual outlines the didactic presentations for each group session, but no script or further detail is included in the manual or the training. The training includes little information on the content and process of this intervention beyond the first session. There is no guidance for administering the quality assurance tools that are included or for using the information collected with them. No tool is provided to measure implementation fidelity, and there is little discussion about the role of supervision in promoting fidelity.