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 16: Group Therapy with Native People
Group Therapy with Native People
Nearly five million Native American and Alaska Natives represent hundreds of diverse and distinct tribes, many with unique customs, traditions, and languages (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2009). There are more than 250 distinct tribal languages spoken and almost one third (29%) of Native People report speaking a language other than English in the home (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2009). Despite numerous differences within tribal healing and spiritual practices, many Native Peoples share a common epistemological worldview. Similarities in fundamental cultural and spiritual beliefs profoundly outweigh intertribal differences (Robbins, Hill, & McWhirter, 2008). Virtually all traditional Native Americans base spiritual principles and philosophies in a relational context (Robbins et al., 2008), including ...