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.

Chapter 13: Measures of Group Process, Dynamics, Climate, Behavior, and Outcome: A Review

Measures of Group Process, Dynamics, Climate, Behavior, and Outcome: A Review

Measures of group process, dynamics, climate, behavior, and outcome: A review
Sandro M. SodanoWendy M. GuykerJanice L. DeLucia-WaackHeather E. CosgroveDavid L. AltabefBrian S. Amos

The question is no longer “Is group therapy effective?” but instead “What makes groups effective?” “Sufficient empirical evidence exists to conclude that group is an effective modality” (Burlingame, 2010, p. 1). The focus in group research and practice has expanded to include interventions and processes that create change. Thus, assessment measures related to group are being developed to measure these mechanisms of change that Yalom and Leszcz (2005) call “therapeutic factors.” Leading group theorists have long hypothesized that process variables such as group climate, dynamics, and therapeutic factors contribute to change ...

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