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 32: Group Approaches for Addictive Behaviors
Group Approaches for Addictive Behaviors
This chapter will address group approaches that are appropriate for a broad concept of addiction, in particular, substance dependence and abuse, which includes alcohol and both legal and illegal prescription pharmaceuticals. Many of these same approaches are effective for nonsubstance use addictive behaviors such as gambling, sex, and eating. This chapter focuses on best practices in working with clients suffering from a wide range of substance misuse disorders. Common factors that appear to be associated with all addictions, followed by information on the specific and unique factors associated with several of the most common substance misuse addictions addressed in group counseling, will be described. An understanding of these common and specific factors ...