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 23: Using Groups to Facilitate Social Justice Change: Addressing Issues of Privilege and Oppression
Using Groups to Facilitate Social Justice Change: Addressing Issues of Privilege and Oppression
There has been much discussion about the roots of social justice in counseling (Crethar, Torres Rivera, & Nash, 2008; Goodman et al., 2004). This “return” to our values of social justice change and advocacy in counseling has extended to the practice of group work, leading to examination of group interventions with a different lens. Social justice is a critically important aspect of group work, because group leaders and members each have intersections of identities related to privilege and oppression. Just as scholars have asserted all groups are multicultural in nature (DeLucia-Waack & Donigian, 2004), all ...