Groups : A Counseling Specialty

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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The fifth edition of this highly readable book examines all of the essential skills required to be an effective leader of a variety of groups in a variety of settings. It explores the history of group therapy work, and the development of groupshow they grow, how they change, and how various groups differ. It addresses the specifics of working with children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. And, it discusses ten prominent theoretical perspectives from which groups can be approached, covering how each theory evolved, how it is practiced, and the results it most commonly achieves.Includes coverage of working with gay/lesbian/bisexual clients in groups and includes expanded coverage of the multicultural aspects of group work and understanding the influence of culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and other factors on how groups function and what they can accomplish.For professionals in the field of group counseling.

Table of Contents

History and Other Aspects of Group Development
History and Trends of Group Works and Current Trends
Uses of Groups Before 1900
Growth of Group Work: 1900 to the Present
1900 to 1909
1910 to 1919
1920 to 1929
1930 to 1939
1940 to 1949
1950 to 1959
1960 to 1969
1970 to 1979
1980 to 1989
1990 to 1999
Current Trends in Group Work
Training/Education in Group Work
Technology and Group Work
Studies on Group Effectiveness
Brief Group Work: Solution-Focused Counseling Groups
The Future of Group Work
Summary and Conclusion
Classroom Exercises
Types of Group Work
Models of Specialty Groups
Psychoeducational Groups
An Example of Psychoeducational Group Work: Life-Skills Development Groups
Counseling Groups
An Example of a Counseling Group: A Counseling Group for Counselors
Psychotherapy Groups
An Example of Group Psychotherapy: Group Work With Abusers and the Abused
Task/Work Groups
An Example of Task/Work Groups: Teams
Mixed Groups and a Proposed Regrouping of Categories
An Example of a Mixed Group: A Consumer-Oriented Group
Summary and Conclusion
Classroom Exercises
Group Dynamics
Group Content and Group Process
Group Content
Group Process
Balance Between Content and Process
The Group as a System: A Way of Explaining Group Dynamics
Influencing Group Dynamics
Group Structure
Group Exercises
Group Interaction
Membersrsquo; Rolesnbsp;
The Effect of Positive and Negative Variables on Group Dynamics
Learning Group Dynamics
Group, Individual, and Family Dynamics
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