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Group Counseling : Strategies and Skills

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9780534632816

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0534632815
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Pub. Date:
6/30/2005
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Brooks Cole
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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

Preface xiii
CHAPTER ONE Introduction 1(28)
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
27(2)
CHAPTER TWO Stages of Groups, Group Process, and Therapeutic Forces 29(22)
Stages of Groups
29(4)
Group Process
33(2)
Group Dynamics of Different Kinds of Groups
35(4)
Therapeutic Forces
39(10)
Process and Content
49(1)
Concluding Comments
50(1)
Web Site
50(1)
CHAPTER THREE Purpose of Groups 51(13)
When the Leader is Unclear About the Purpose
52(2)
Determining the Purpose of the Group
54(1)
Common Questions About Purpose
55(7)
Purpose in Single-Session Groups
62(1)
Concluding Comments
62(2)
CHAPTER FOUR Planning 64(21)
Pregroup Planning
64(6)
Big-Picture Planning
70(1)
Session Planning
71(1)
Planning the Phases of the Session
72(4)
Sample Session Plans
76(4)
Frequent Mistakes in Planning
80(4)
Concluding Comments
84(1)
CHAPTER FIVE Getting Started: The Beginning Stage and Beginning Phase 85(37)
The First Session
85(27)
The Second Session
112(4)
The Beginning Phase of Subsequent Sessions
116(4)
Concluding Comments
120(2)
CHAPTER SIX Basic Skills for Group Leaders 122(20)
Active Listening
122(1)
Reflection
123(1)
Clarification and Questioning
124(1)
Summarizing
125(1)
Linking
126(1)
Minilecturing and Information Giving
127(1)
Encouraging and Supporting
128(1)
Tone Setting
129(2)
Modeling and Self-Disclosure
131(1)
Use of Eyes
132(7)
Use of Voice
139(1)
Use of Leader's Energy
140(1)
Identifying Allies
140(1)
Multicultural Understanding
141(1)
Concluding Comments
141(1)
CHAPTER SEVEN Focus 142(17)
Establishing the Focus
142(3)
Holding the Focus
145(3)
Shifting the Focus
148(5)
Deepening the Focus
153(4)
Concluding Comments
157(2)
CHAPTER EIGHT Cutting Off and Drawing Out 159(28)
Cutting Off
159(15)
Drawing Out
174(11)
Concluding Comments
185(2)
CHAPTER NINE Rounds and Dyads 187(20)
Rounds
187(11)
Dyads
198(8)
Concluding Comments
206(1)
CHAPTER TEN Exercises 207(27)
Reasons for Using Exercises
208(3)
When to Use Exercises
211(1)
Kinds of Exercises
211(22)
Concluding Comments
233(1)
CHAPTER ELEVEN Introducing, Conducting, and Processing Exercises 234(27)
Introducing an Exercise
234(7)
Conducting an Exercise
241(5)
Processing an Exercise
246(14)
Concluding Comments
260(1)
CHAPTER TWELVE Leading the Middle Stage of a Group 261(21)
Planning and Assessment
261(5)
Leadership Skills and Techniques for the Middle Sessions
266(4)
Middle-Session Topic Outlines
270(6)
Middle-Session Leadership Tactics for Specific Groups
276(2)
Common Mistakes Made During the Middle Sessions
278(3)
Concluding Comments
281(1)
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Using Counseling Theories in Groups 282(38)
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
283(7)
Reality Therapy
290(5)
Adlerian Therapy
295(7)
Transactional Analysis
302(8)
Gestalt Therapy
310(8)
Concluding Comments
318(2)
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Counseling and Therapy in Groups 320(26)
Goals of Therapy Groups
320(1)
Establishing Group Size and Membership of Therapy Groups
321(1)
The Leader's Role and Responsibilities in Therapy Groups
322(3)
The Process of Therapy in a Group
325(3)
Techniques for Conducting Therapy in Groups
328(9)
Spinning Off
337(2)
Therapy That Focuses on Process
339(2)
Thoughts on Intense Therapy
341(1)
Providing Therapy in a Nontherapy Group
341(1)
Common Mistakes Made When Leading Therapy Groups
342(2)
Concluding Comments
344(2)
CHAPTER FIFTEEN Closing a Session or Group 346(28)
The Closing Phase
346(16)
The Closing Stage
362(11)
Concluding Comments
373(1)
CHAPTER SIXTEEN Dealing with Problem Situations 374(19)
The Chronic Talker
374(3)
The Dominator
377(1)
The Distracter
377(1)
The Rescuing Member
378(1)
The Negative Member
379(1)
The Resistant Member
380(1)
The Member Who Tries to "Get the Leader"
381(3)
Dealing with Silence
384(1)
Dealing with Sexual Feelings
385(1)
Dealing with Crying
385(2)
Dealing with Mutually Hostile Members
387(2)
Asking a Member to Leave
389(1)
Dealing with Prejudiced, Narrow-Minded, or Insensitive Members
390(1)
Concluding Comments
391(2)
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Working with Specific Populations 393(36)
Children
394(5)
Adolescents
399(4)
Couples
403(4)
Addiction Groups
407(3)
Older Clients
410(4)
Clients with Chronic Diseases or Disabilities
414(3)
Survivors of Sexual Abuse
417(2)
Divorce Groups
419(2)
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
421(1)
Multicultural Issues in Groups
422(6)
Concluding Comments
428(1)
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Issues in Group Counseling 429(20)
Co-Leading
429(5)
Ethical Considerations
434(5)
Legal Issues
439(1)
Evaluating Groups
440(3)
Research
443(1)
Training of Group Counselors
444(1)
The Future
445(2)
Web Sites on Groups
447(1)
Final Thoughts Regarding Leading Groups
448(1)
REFERENCES 449(5)
INDEX 454


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