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 34: Group Work with Offenders and Mandated Clients
Group Work with Offenders and Mandated Clients
Resistant, difficult, full of attitude, and hostile: all words that have been used by mental health professionals to describe mandated clients. It should be no surprise that these clients often evoke negative reactions from practitioners (De Jong & Berg, 2001). In addition, corrections (jail, probation, prison, parole) is a unique environment in which to maintain a career (Hawk, 1997), a reality experienced by mental health providers, including group therapists. In fact, due to the uniqueness of working with offender and mandated clients, a common mantra from correctional mental health professionals is, “If you can facilitate groups in here, you can facilitate groups anywhere.” Offender groups ...