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Group Counseling : Strategies and Skills

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780534367572

ISBN10:
0534367577
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/26/2001
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole

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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 2/26/2001.
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Summary

This widely used and respected book presents an active, multi-sensory approach to group leading, focusing heavily on group leadership skills. While written with the counselor in mind, this book also provides an outstanding discussion of group dynamics for professionals in group leadership positions. The authors discuss the many facets of group counseling and provide examples that show how each skill can be applied in a wide range of group settings to produce efficient working groups.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1(29)
Who Should Lead Groups?
2(1)
Reasons for Leading Groups
2(3)
Kinds of Groups
5(14)
Group Versus Individual Counseling
19(1)
Use of Theories
19(1)
Our Approach to Groups: Impact Therapy
20(1)
Group Counseling in a Multicultural Context
21(1)
Group Leadership Styles
21(3)
Leadership Functions
24(1)
What Makes an Effective Leader?
25(2)
Potential Group Problems
27(1)
Concluding Comments
28(1)
Stages of Groups, Group Process, and Therapeutic Forces
29(20)
Stages of Groups
29(3)
Group Process
32(1)
Group Dynamics of Different Kinds of Groups
33(5)
Therapeutic Forces
38(9)
Process and Content
47(1)
Concluding Comments
48(1)
Web Site
48(1)
Purpose of Groups
49(13)
When the Leader Is Unclear About the Purpose
50(2)
Determining the Purpose of the Group
52(1)
Common Questions About Purpose
53(7)
Purpose in Single-Session Groups
60(1)
Concluding Comments
60(2)
Planning
62(21)
Pregroup Planning
62(5)
``Big-Picture'' Planning
67(1)
Session Planning
68(2)
Planning the Phases of the Session
70(4)
Sample Session Plans
74(4)
Frequent Mistakes in Planning
78(4)
Concluding Comments
82(1)
Getting Started: The Beginning Stage and Beginning Phase
83(36)
The First Session
83(26)
The Second Session
109(5)
The Beginning Phase of Subsequent Sessions
114(3)
Concluding Comments
117(2)
Basic Skills for Group Leaders
119(20)
Active Listening
119(1)
Reflection
120(1)
Clarification and Questioning
121(1)
Summarizing
122(2)
Linking
124(1)
Mini-Lecturing and Information Giving
124(1)
Encouraging and Supporting
125(1)
Tone Setting
126(2)
Modeling and Self-Disclosure
128(1)
Use of Eyes
129(6)
Use of Voice
135(1)
Use of the Leader's Energy
136(1)
Identifying Allies
137(1)
Multicultural Understanding
137(1)
Concluding Comments
138(1)
Focus
139(17)
Establishing the Focus
139(3)
Holding the Focus
142(4)
Shifting the Focus
146(4)
Deepening the Focus
150(4)
Concluding Comments
154(2)
Cutting Off and Drawing Out
156(28)
Cutting Off
156(14)
Drawing Out
170(12)
Concluding Comments
182(2)
Rounds and Dyads
184(20)
Rounds
184(12)
Dyads
196(7)
Concluding Comments
203(1)
Exercises
204(27)
Why Use Exercises?
205(3)
When to Use Exercises
208(1)
Kinds of Exercises
208(22)
Concluding Comments
230(1)
Introducing, Conducting, and Processing Exercises
231(26)
Introducing an Exercise
231(7)
Conducting an Exercise
238(5)
Processing an Exercise
243(12)
Concluding Comments
255(2)
Leading the Middle Stage of a Group
257(21)
Planning and Assessment
257(5)
Leadership Skills and Techniques for the Middle Sessions
262(4)
Middle-Session Topic Outlines
266(5)
Middle-Session Leadership Tactics for Specific Groups
271(3)
Common Mistakes Made During the Middle Sessions
274(3)
Concluding Comments
277(1)
Counseling and Therapy in Groups
278(29)
Goals of Therapy Groups
278(1)
Establishing Therapy Group Size and Membership of Therapy Groups
279(1)
The Leader's Role and Responsibilities in Therapy Groups
280(3)
The Process of Therapy in a Group
283(7)
Techniques for Conducting Therapy in Groups
290(8)
Spinning Off
298(3)
Therapy That Focuses on Process
301(1)
Intense Therapy
302(1)
Providing Therapy in a Nontherapy Group
303(1)
Common Mistakes Made When Leading Therapy Groups
304(1)
Concluding Comments
305(2)
Closing a Session or Group
307(28)
The Closing Phase
307(15)
The Closing Stage
322(11)
Concluding Comments
333(2)
Dealing with Problem Situations
335(18)
The Chronic Talker
335(3)
The Dominator
338(1)
The Distractor
338(1)
The Rescuing Member
339(1)
The Negative Member
340(1)
The Resistant Member
341(1)
The Member Who Tries to ``Get the Leader''
342(2)
Dealing with Silence
344(1)
Dealing with Sexual Feelings
345(1)
Dealing with Crying
346(2)
Dealing with Mutually Hostile Members
348(2)
Asking a Member to Leave
350(1)
Dealing with Prejudiced, Narrow-Minded, or Insensitive Members
351(1)
Concluding Comments
352(1)
Working with Specific Populations
353(30)
Children
354(4)
Adolescents
358(4)
Couples
362(4)
Addiction Groups
366(4)
Older Clients
370(3)
Clients with Chronic Diseases or Disabilities
373(3)
Survivors of Sexual Abuse
376(2)
Divorce Groups
378(2)
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
380(2)
Concluding Comments
382(1)
Issues in Group Counselling
383(20)
Co-Leading
383(5)
Ethical Considerations
388(5)
Legal Issues
393(1)
Evaluating Groups
394(3)
Research
397(1)
Training of Group Counselors
397(2)
The Future
399(2)
Web Sites on Groups
401(1)
Final Thoughts Regarding Leading Groups
402(1)
Appendix A Best Practice Guidelines: Association for Specialists in Group Work 403(6)
Appendix B Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers: Association for Specialists in Group Work 409(8)
References 417(6)
Index 423


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