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.

Introduction to Special Topics
Introduction to special topics

This is the largest and broadest section of the book. In it, we include 18 chapters that concern some special aspect of group work. The topic of a chapter may be organized by the experience of a psychological disorder or trauma, by the common factors of the members (gender or age), or it may be the specific kind of treatment approach, as in the chapter on mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy. The chapters in this section are grouped so that readers can organize their attention to important clinical problems, population-based groups, and issues that may concern many people at different stages in their lives. Each chapter integrates science and practice so that practice informs science and science ...

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