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.

Current and Historical Perspectives on the Field of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
Current and historical perspectives on the field of group counseling and psychotherapy

Introduction

Group counseling and psychotherapy has a vibrant and complex history that is not always known to those persons who conduct and study groups. Yet gaining an understanding of the historical challenges and contributions made by devoted group facilitators, researchers, and teachers provides us with a great opportunity to assess where we are currently. Thankfully, the study and practice of group counseling and psychotherapy has made huge strides in what we know. It now provides us with confidence based on empirical data that groups are effective and, thus, rapidly becoming more respected and widely practiced in the field. We owe much credit ...

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