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 29: Groups for Depression
Groups for Depression
In the United States, approximately 16.6% of people will experience clinical depression at some point in their life (Kessler et al., 2005). This highly prevalent and recurrent psychiatric disorder affects 121 million people worldwide (Murthy et al., 2001) and causes more disability than any other mental illness. Depression is associated with substantial impairments in multiple domains of functioning (e.g., Hays, Wells, Sherbourne, Rogers, & Spritzer, 1995) and in quality of life (Rapaport, Clary, Fayyad, & Endicott, 2005). It is currently ranked as the third worldwide contributor to the burden of disease, as assessed by disability adjusted life years (DALYs), although it occupies first place in middle- and high-income countries. It is expected that depression ...