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 in Schools

Group work in schools
Lia D. FalcoSheri Bauman

Groups are an effective way to teach skills to a wide range of students with diverse needs. Group interventions are not only a way to serve more students with limited time but because of the importance of peers to children and adolescents are a developmentally appropriate approach. Although groups in schools are similar to those with children in other settings, there are aspects, both dynamic and logistic, that are unique to the school environment.

In many graduate programs, there is a single required course in group counseling (Akos, Goodenough, & Milsom, 2004), and the focus in those courses is often on conducting groups with adults that do not prepare trainees to conduct groups with children ...

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