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 Colleges and University Counseling Centers

Group work in colleges and university counseling centers
Martyn Whittingham

Groups have consistently been a part of University Counseling Centers (UCCs) standard practice for over 50 years (Slocum-McEneaney & Gross, 2009). A survey in the 1970s indicated over 60% of groups were adequacy enhancing, took a developmental-preventative focus, and emphasized personal growth (Conyne, Lamb, & Strand, 1975) with that trend continuing in the 1990s (Golden, Corazzini, & Grady, 1993). The 2000s were characterized by a large number of time-limited, process and/or topic groups and a significant number of process-oriented psychotherapy groups (Kincade & Kalodner, 2004).

Most recently, tremendous external pressure on universities to reduce costs and increase enrollment have resulted in greater client demand for mental health services, often ...

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