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An engaging and current look at all aspects of group work filled with illustrations, research, and practical skills.
This user-friendly text provides readers with a complete and compelling view of group work, including types of groups, development of groups, dynamics within groups, diversity and multicultural issues in groups, specialty groups, ethical and legal issues in groups, groups across the lifespan, theories of groups, and the history of group work.
Well-written and filled with helpful and enjoyable illustrations, this sixth edition textbook helps students to fully understand the four basic types of groups — therapy, counseling, guidance, and work/task — through case histories, examples, and clear language. At the same time, Groups: A Counseling Specialty challenges readers to think through how they would handle various group situations and to reflect and learn from their own experiences in groups.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: GROUP DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 1 Types of Group Work
Chapter 2 Group Dynamics
Chapter 3 Effective Group Leadership
Chapter 4 Beginning a Group
Chapter 5 The Transition Period in a Group: Norming and Storming
Chapter 6 The Working Stage in a Group: Performing
Chapter 7 Closing a Group
PART TWO: DIVERSITY, CREATIVITY, AND ETHICAL/LEGAL ASPECTS OF GROUPS
Chapter 8 Group Work with Culturally Diverse Populations
Chapter 9 Specialty Groups and Creativity in Groups
Chapter 10 Ethical and Legal Aspects of Group Work
Part THREE: Groups Throughout the Life Span
Chapter 11 Groups for Children
Chapter 12 Groups for Adolescents
Chapter 13 Groups for Adults
Chapter 14 Groups for Older Adults
Part Four: Theory, History, and Trends of Groups
Chapter 15 Transactional Analysis, Reality Therapy, Adlerian, and Person-Centered Groups
Chapter 16 Existential, Gestalt, REBT, Psychodrama Groups
Chapter 17 History, Present Reality, and Trends of Group Work