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 with Individuals who have Committed Interpersonal Violence

Group work with individuals who have committed interpersonal violence
Jonathan P. SchwartzMichael WaldoMolly J. Parsons

In this chapter, we provide a background on the prevalence of interpersonal violence, the characteristics of individuals involved in interpersonal violence and the history of treatment to prevent its reoccurrence. We discuss the implications of this information for group treatment for individuals who have committed interpersonal violence, focusing on group developmental stages and the therapeutic factors available in groups. We describe three different formats for group treatment of abuse—psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy—and review outcome studies evaluating these approaches. Finally, we offer suggestions for future practice and research.

In this chapter, the term interpersonal violence is used to describe violence and abuse in any ...

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