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.

Best Practices in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy Research

Best practices in group counseling and psychotherapy research
Joseph R. MilesJill D. Paquin

Group counseling has a “dual nature” that includes both research and practice (Barlow, Burlingame, & Fuhriman, 2000). Following from the scientist-practitioner tradition, the practice of group counseling should be based on rigorous research in order to ensure that group members benefit from, and are not harmed by, treatment. In return, group research should be useful and accessible to practitioners and be informed by the actual practice of group counseling. And, while a growing body of research shows that group counseling is effective across many settings, populations, and problems (see Barlow, 2011, for a discussion of meta-analyses on the effectiveness of group counseling), additional research is ...

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