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 5: Process and Outcome in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Perspective
Process and Outcome in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Perspective
Group psychotherapy presents itself as a complex and dynamic endeavor designed to aid those who are in chronic or acute psychological distress. Over the past fifty years, researchers and clinicians have focused on the dynamics of this complexity; specifically in terms of understanding its effectiveness—Does group counseling and psychotherapy work?—and its operations—What are the core therapeutic processes? The contributors to the theory, practice, and research in group work come from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and theoretical orientations that have influenced the approaches taken to answering these critical questions. The entity, itself, is also diverse, operating on various levels and engaging ...