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By: Nathalie Kees & Nancy Leech

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 40: Women's Groups: Research and Practice Trends

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Women's Groups: Research and Practice Trends
Women's groups: Research and practice trends
Nathalie KeesNancy Leech
Introduction

What is the status of women's groups today and what is being done to meet the diverse needs of women in groups? Women's groups are being used to meet the expanding needs of women, complicated by issues such as being refugees or recent immigrants to the United States (e.g., Suh & Lee, 2010), substance abuse (e.g., Washington & Moxley, 2003), domestic partner violence (e.g., Kaslow et al., 2010), sexual assault (e.g., Hébert & Bergeron, 2007), and poverty (e.g., Jones, 2007). One of the most common benefits expressed by participants in many of the women's groups studied is overcoming isolation and realizing they are not alone in their experience (Loewy, Williams, & ...

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