Group Work offers a comprehensive introduction on how to lead task, psychoeducational, counseling, and psychotherapy groups from a systemic, theoretically integrative perspective. Giving significant attention to pro-developmental leader and member roles, multicultural applications, outcome research, and accountability in group work, this text goes far beyond the traditional focus on only counseling and psychotherapy.
The effective preparation of group leaders has become increasingly more important in recent years due to managed care and educational reform movements, and Group Work emphasizes the systemic approach to group work; that is, preparing group leaders to facilitate the systemic group process, from planning the group through the four stages of group work: forming and orienting, transition, working, and termination. Showing students how to master the facilitation of these defined stages of group work allows them to effectively work with clients in all types of group contexts and topics, and from a theoretically integrative perspective.
Throughout the book, readers are exposed to the foundations of group work by exploring the historical forces that shaped group work today, the therapeutic factors that underlie effective group approaches, and the advantages and disadvantages of group work. Students will build a foundation of multicultural, ethical and legal group work attitudes, and knowledge and skills before learning to distinguish the roles of group members and group leaders. While many comparable texts portray group member roles from a negative or destructive perspective, this text looks at the pro-developmental needs of group members with a focus on helping members to appropriately self-disclose and give and receive feedback to enhance the therapeutic value of the group experience. Leader skills are emphasized early in the text to help students understand and master the role of the leader as a facilitator of group process and techniques that group leaders find helpful in keeping groups moving in a positive direction.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: Foundations of Group Work
Chapter 1: The Value of Group Work: Functional Group Models and Historical Perspectives by Julia A Southern, Bradley T. Erford, Ann Vernon, and Darcie Davis-Gage
Chapter 2: Ethical and Legal Foundations of Group Work by Lynn E. Linde, Bradley T. Erford, Danica G. Hays, and F. Robert Wilson
Chapter 3: Multicultural Issues in Group Work by Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy and Cheryl Moore-Thomas
Chapter 4: Distinguishing Group Member Roles by George Leddick
Chapter 5: Leading Groups by Amy Milsom
SECTION II: Systemic Group Work: Planning and Process
Chapter 6: Planning for Group Work by F. Robert Wilson
Chapter 7: Forming and Orienting Groups by Nathaniel Ivers and Debbie W. Newsome
Chapter 8: The Transition Stage in Group Work by D. Paige Bentley Greason
Chapter 9: The Working Stage by Kevin A. Fall, H. George McMahon, and Danica G. Hays
Chapter 10: Termination by Danica G. Hays, Tammi F. Milliken, and Catherine Y. Chang
SECTION III: Group Work in Action: Models and Theoretical Approaches
Chapter 11: Leading Task Groups by Janice L. DeLucia-Waack and Amy Nitza
Chapter 12: Leading Psychoeducational Groups by Sam Steen, Julia Bryan, and Norma Day-Vines
Chapter 13: Person-Centered and Existential Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications by Laura R. Simpson and Joel F. Diambra
Chapter 14: Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications by Ann Vernon
Chapter 15: Reality Therapy and Behavior Therapy Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications by Ann Vernon
Chapter 16: Adlerian and Transactional Analysis Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications by Laura R. Simpson, Ann Vernon, and Bradley T. Erford
Chapter 17: Gestalt and Psychodrama Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications by Darcie Davis-Gage
Chapter 18: Other Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Family-Couples, T-groups, and Self-help Groups by Darcie Davis-Gage and Ann Vernon
SECTION IV: Special Issues in Group Work
Chapter 19: Special Issues in Group Work With Children and Adolescents by Susan H. Eaves and Carl J. Sheperis
Chapter 20: Group Work With Adult Populations by Susan H. Eaves and Carl J. Sheperis
Chapter 21: Accountability in Group Work by Bradley T. Erford
Chapter 22: Outcome Research in Group Work by Bradley T. Erford
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