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.

Gender-Sensitive Group Counseling and Psychotherapy with Men

Gender-sensitive group counseling and psychotherapy with men
Andrew M. KiselicaMark S. Kiselica

Traditionally, men have been conceptualized as reluctant to participate in counseling and psychotherapy and resistant to traditional methods of treatment (Blazina & Shen-Miller, 2011). This characterization was not made without warrant and understanding. Extensive empirical research from the late 1980s and early 1990s suggested that men were less likely than women to seek therapy for a variety of problems (Addis & Mahalik, 2003). The reluctance of men to ask for help and to participate in therapy is hypothesized to stem from restrictive gender role socialization dictating that men should be individualistic, tough, and in control of their emotions, which are traits that are at odds with the ...

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