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.

Group Counseling Services for Persons with Disabilities

Group counseling services for persons with disabilities
Stephanie K. EllisCynthia G. SimpsonChad A. RoseAnthony J. Plotner

Americans with disabilities are a large and diverse population. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 2005) noted that 21.8% of adult Americans have a disability, approximately 47.5 million people. Unfortunately, people with disabilities often report lower life satisfaction, with 34% much less likely to say that they are very satisfied with life in general than people without disabilities (61%; Kessler Foundation, 2010). Most pertinent is the finding that people with disabilities are almost twice as likely to go without needed health care (19% vs. 10%) or mental health care (7% vs. 3%; Kessler Foundation, 2010).

Over the past four decades, the education, treatment, and ...

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