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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 ...

Chapter 24: Advancing Evidence-Based Group Work in Community Mental Health Settings: Methods, Challenges, and Opportunities

Advancing Evidence-Based Group Work in Community Mental Health Settings: Methods, Challenges, and Opportunities
Advancing evidence-based group work in community mental health settings: Methods, challenges, and opportunities
Mark J. MacgowanAlice Schmidt Hanbidge

The integration of research into practice has been a long-standing concern in group work. The most recent manifestation of the desire to integrate the best available research into clinical settings is evidence-based practice (EBP). Although there is now much literature on the dissemination and implementation of EBPs in community settings, only recently has the process and content of EBP for group work been articulated. Pollio (2002) defined evidence-based group work (EBGW) as “the conscientious and judicious use of evidence in current best practice” (p. 57). Macgowan (2006, 2008), building on Pollio's work, outlined a multistage ...

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