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.

An Overview of Current Research and Best Practices for Training Beginning Group Leaders

An overview of current research and best practices for training beginning group leaders
Rex StocktonKeith MorranSeok-Hwan Chang

The origin of formal group counseling and psychotherapy is often traced to 1905 when Joseph Pratt, a physician, utilized a group or “class” format to assist patients with tuberculosis (Gazda, Ginter, & Horne, 2001). Throughout the remainder of the 20th century, groups emerged as an increasingly popular mode of intervention in psychotherapy and counseling settings. Today, group methods are popular across a wide variety of settings to assist clients who present with a diverse range of goals and concerns (Corey, 2012). Thus, training models need to provide for this diversity. Group counseling is generally considered to ...

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