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 28: Group Treatments within the Department of Veterans Affairs
Group Treatments within the Department of Veterans Affairs
The early years of group psychotherapy were intricately related to the emergent needs of treating scores of shell-shocked and battle-fatigued troops both in the United States (Grotjahn, 1947) and Europe (Thalassis, 2007) during and immediately after World War II. Long before “evidence-based treatments” became the latest buzzword in mental health, clinicians were offering bold, innovative group treatments to soldiers suffering from traumatogenic experiences in the field and their astute observations provided the basis by which the military (Brill, n.d.) came to strongly endorse this modality. The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) quickly followed suit in their need to cope ...