Dynamics And Skills Of Group Counseling

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-09
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole

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Drawing from the author's vast experience as teacher, researcher, and practitioner, Lawrence Shulman's DYNAMICS AND SKILLS OF GROUP COUNSELING offers solid coverage of methods for effective group counseling--giving clear guidance to clinical group workers across the helping professions. Guided by theory, empirical research, and his own group practice, Shulman brings concepts to life with vivid cases that include "Record of Service" reports and dialogue from actual groups. These illustrative examples connect theory to current practice while addressing the day-to-day realities of leading counseling groups. Extremely practical, the book presents a clear format on how to run a group built around four phases of work: the preliminary (preparatory) phase; the beginning (contracting) phase; the middle (work) phase; and the ending and transition phase. It also shows how these lessons can be applied to a wide range of settings.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is This Book About?
The Core Dynamics And Skills Of Group Counseling
Underlying Assumptions About People, Groups and Group Counseling
Mutual Aid Processes in the Group
Group Formation
The Beginning Phase with Groups
The Middle Phase of Group Counseling
The Middle Phase Skills
Working with the Individual in the Group
Working with the Group as the "Second Client"
Endings and Transitions with Groups
Open-Ended, Single Session, Activity and On-line Groups
The Impact of Diversity on Group Practice
Models of Group Counseling
The Impact of Values, Ethics and Legislation
The Variant Elements In Group Counseling: Setting, Population And Problem
Group Counseling in Substance Abuse Settings
Group Counseling in the Schools
Group Counseling in Marital and Family Settings
Group Counseling in Community Mental Health Settings
Group Counseling in Job and Career Settings
Group Counseling in Medical and Rehabilitation Settings
Research Methodology and Selected Findings
Resilience Theory and Research
Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) Best Practice Guidelines
Links to Associations, Practice Guidelines and Codes of Ethics
Index of Case Examples
Name Index
Subject Index
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