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.
Part III: Introduction to Multicultural and Diverse Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups
Much has changed in the field of multicultural counseling, and specifically, multicultural groups in the last ten years. The definition of multicultural has become broader and more inclusive. Yalom and Leszcz (2005) emphasized the importance of heterogeneity in helping group members consider problems (and solutions) from multiple perspectives. Thus, embracing heterogeneity and using it to facilitate group dynamics is a positive step. Anderson (2007) offered this:
Multicultural group work is a helping process that includes screening, assessing, and diagnosing dynamics of group social systems, members, and leadership for the purpose of establishing goals, outcomes, processes, and interventions that are informed by multicultural counseling knowledge, skills, and abilities. It ...