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.

Prevention Groups

Prevention groups
Robert K. Conyne

Introduction

Research and practice in the helping professions have coalesced to indicate that it has become possible to prevent many academic, psychological, and emotional problems before they take hold in people's lives (Conyne & Horne, 2013; Hage & Romano, 2013; Vera, 2012). Further, and of particular interest to readers of this Handbook, is that an essential prevention method is found in group work (Clanton Harpine, 2013; Waldo, Schwartz, Horne, & Cote, 2011).

Therefore, this chapter focuses on joining two powerful forces in mental health delivery: prevention and groups. Each force is important in its own right, and together they potentiate to yield more dynamic and complex properties. To augment this discussion of prevention groups, current literature is reviewed, recommendations for best ...

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