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.

Therapeutic Factors: Current Theory and Research

Therapeutic Factors: Current Theory and Research

Therapeutic factors: Current theory and research
Dennis M. KivlighanD. Martin Kivlighan

In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn (1962) argued for an episodic model of science with periods of what he called normal science interspersed with periods of revolutionary science. These periods of revolutionary science occur because scientific anomalies accumulate, showing that the old paradigm is not capable of explaining the new phenomena. In a small way, we believe that research and theory in concerning therapeutic factors (TFs) has been and is undergoing a scientific revolution.

Yalom and Leszcz's (2005) model of 11 TFs has been the predominant paradigm for understanding therapeutic actions in group therapy. However, there have been accumulating anomalies that are causing group researchers and theorists to question ...

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