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 Work with Those in Later Life

Group work with those in later life
Tammi Vacha-Haase

There is no denying the increase in the number of older adults. Estimates indicate that in the year 2050, there will be more than 86 million Americans over the age of 65 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Changes in the racial and ethnic compositions of these older Americans are forecasted, with much of the growth in the older population being Hispanic (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).

Although the majority of older adults enjoy an overall positive mood and emotional well-being, one out of five will experience some type of psychological disorder (American Psychological Association, 2003). For those living in a long-term care (LTC) setting during their later years, estimates are much higher with ...

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