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.
Part II: Best Practices of Group Counseling and Group Psychotherapy
Best practice guidelines are drawn from research, theory, and leader expertise with the intent to guide group practitioners and researchers to the most effective ways to conduct and study groups. The following nine chapters address best practices in group counseling and group psychotherapy for a number of crucial topics. The first chapter in this section addresses guidelines for ethical and legal practices in group counseling and psychotherapy. Lynn Rapin reviews such fundamental elements of ethical practice as member screening, informed consent, and confidentiality for groups. Throughout the chapter, her rich examples identify ethical dilemmas regularly encountered by group leaders. Effective processing of critical events and activities is viewed as ...