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.

Unleashing the Healing Power of the Group: The Mutual Aid Process

Unleashing the Healing Power of the Group: The Mutual Aid Process

Unleashing the healing power of the group: The mutual aid process
Lawrence Shulman

Whenever a group of people are assembled with a purpose, an entity is created called the group-as-a-whole. The organism, which is more than the sum of its parts, has the potential to become a mutual aid support system for any type of psychoeducational, counseling, or psychotherapy group, in any setting, developed for any specific group purpose, and designed for any member population. Mutual aid can also be a force in evidenced-based group models, for example, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, or motivational interviewing. Members of the group have the power to help each other in ways that the group leader cannot. But this mutual aid ...

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