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.

Adventure Therapy with Groups

Adventure therapy with groups
H. L. (Lee) GillisMichael A. GassKeith C. Russell

Slavson and Moreno, pioneers of group psychotherapy, used activities as a primary method of change in group work (Scheidlinger, 1995). Gillis and Bonney (1989) noted that if adventure experiences were known during Moreno's heyday, he would probably be heralded as an adventure therapist as well as a psychodramatist. While the activity base for group work has been abandoned for many years in favor of “talk therapies,” it has been “rediscovered” by art, music, wilderness, recreation, and other more active, experientially based group therapies. The purpose of this chapter is to update the concepts of Adventure Therapy (AT) and provide readers with a rationale for the use of adventure experiences in ...

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