This book is designed to serve as a core text for advanced and graduate students and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research related to its topic as well as providing suggestions for practice for psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups based on the review. Major topics in the field of groups are included: history, best practices, settings, groups across the lifespan, special topics, multicultural groups, as well as critical issues and emerging themes in group counseling and psychotherapy. Key features include: • Integration of current research and practice • Includes psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups for all topics New to this edition: 2-3 new chapters on cutting edge themes Thoroughly updated research more pedagogical elements (discussion questions, activities, resources, case examples, key terms, etc.) Reorganization based on reviews Test bank and powerpoints.

Supervision of Group Leaders

Supervision of group leaders
Maria T. Riva

Supervision of group counseling is an essential component of training group leaders as well as overseeing the quality of care for those members who participate in counseling groups. Surprisingly, supervision of groups has received only a small amount of attention in either research or theory. The research body on supervision of groups is reminiscent of how previously group counseling literature was about 20 years behind the individual counseling literature. Group psychotherapy research has made impressive strides in catching up to the research on individual psychotherapy with evidence that now suggests many positive group outcomes for specific types of problems and at times, that group therapy is more effective or as effective as individual therapy (see ...

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