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Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

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744 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive reference guide for group practitioners and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research as well as suggestions for practice in the psycho educational arena, counselling, and therapy groups. The Handbook encourages the notion that the field is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Through a review of cutting-edge research and practice, the Handbook includes

} 48 articles by renowned experts in group work

} the history and theory of group work

} topics across the lifespan

} an entire section on multicultural issues

} a variety of clinical problems and settings

} appendices include the Association for Specialists in Group Work Training Standards, Best Practice Standards, and Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers

The Handbook is divided into seven sections:

Current and Historical Perspectives on the Field of Group Counselling and Psychotherapy, reviews and analyzes the many contributions and contributors that have made group counselling and psychotherapy a vital and potent treatment method. The chapter outlines review articles spanning four decades, and outlines the evolution of group themes over the last 100 years.

Best Practices in Group Counselling and Psychotherapy uses research, theory, and group counseling experience to provide group leaders and researches with the most current and best practices in conducting group counseling and psychotherapy.

Multicultural Groups follows the ASGW Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers and is intended to provide group leaders with essential information about different cultural groups and their world views, perceptions of groups, naturalistic healing methods, suggested group interventions, and implications for groups. Chapters cover Native-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and African-Americans, disabled persons, and gender and sexuality.

Groups Across Settings includes examples of psycho-educational, counseling, and psychotherapy groups in a variety of settings. This section presents readers with theoretical and empirical support for group work in such settings as the Veterans Administration system, university counselling centers, and more.

Groups Across the Lifespan consist of chapters across many age groups. For children and adolescents, cognitive and developmental issues are addressed. For adults, socialization and interpersonal issues are addressed, including separate chapters for male and female groups. Finally, a chapter on the elderly deals with cognitive, health, and life review issues.

Special Topics Groups presents a continuum of different types of groups used to treat people with interpersonal and developmental issues, such as grief, substance abuse, depression, and others. Each chapter in this section provides definitions and descriptions of the issues along with theoretical and empirical support.

Finally, Critical Issues and Emerging Topics attempts to reflect the zeitgeist and provide a glimpse into group interventions for the future. Emerging issues, such as online groups, prevention groups, and peer-led mutual help groups receive careful attention and analysis.

The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, the first reference devoted to this emerging and rapidly growing field, is essential for academics, researchers, professionals, and librarians serving the group therapy community. There is no similar reference available, and it will prove a landmark volume for years to come.

Janice L. DeLucia-Waack, Deborah A. Gerrity, Cynthia R. Kalodner, and Maria T. Riva
Editor: Maria Riva
Maria T. Riva
Sally H. Barlow, Addie J. Fuhriman, Gary M. Burlingame
Ch 1. History of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
Dennis M. Kivlinghan, Jr., Stacey E. Holmes
Ch 2. The Importance of Therapeutic Factors: A Typology of Therapeutic Factors Studies
Maria T. Riva, Maximillian Wachtel, Gina B. Laskey
Ch 3. Effective Leadership in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
Gary M. Burlingame, Addie Fuhriman, Jennifer Johnson
Ch 4. Process and Outcome in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Perspective
Editor: Maria T. Riva
Maria T. Riva
Rex Stockton, D. Keith Morran, Kenin M. Krieger
Ch. 5. An Overview of Current Research and Best Practices for Training Beginning Group Leaders
James P. Trotzer
Ch. 6. Conducting a Group: Guidelines for Choosing and Using Activities
D. Keith Morran, Rex Stockton, Martyn Whittingham
Ch. 7. Effective Leader Interventions for Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups
Donald E. Ward, Michele Litchy
Ch. 8. The Effective Use of Processing in Groups
Janice L. DeLucia-Waack, Karen H. Bridbord
Ch. 9. Measurement of Group Process, Dynamics, Climate, Leadership Behaviors and Therapeutic Factors: A Review
Janice L. DeLucia-Waack, James Fauth
Ch.10. Effective Supervision of Group Leaders: Current Theory, Research, and Implications for Practice
Lynn S. Rapin
Ch. 11. Guidelines for Ethical and Legal Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups
Editor: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
Michael T. Garrett
Ch. 12. Sound of the Drum: Group Counseling with Native Americans
Sherlon P. Brown, Amelia Fleming
Ch. 13. An Afrocentric Approach to Counseling Groups with African-Americans
Rita Chi-Ying
Ch. 14. Group Counseling with Asians
Edil Torres Rivera
Ch. 15. Psychoeducational and Counseling Groups with Latinos
Sharon Horne, Heidi Levitt
Ch. 16. Counseling Groups with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Clients
Milton Seligman, Laura Marshak
Ch. 17. Group Approaches for Persons with Disabilities
Tow Yee Yaw
Ch. 18. Guidelines for Facilitating Groups with International College Students
Michael D'Andrea
Ch. 19. Considerations Related to Racial Identity Development or Group Leaders and Members
Loan T. Phan, Edil Torres Rivera
Ch. 20. Language As It Impacts Group Dynamics in Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups
Edil Torres Rivera, Michael T. Garrett, Lori Brown Crutchfiel
Ch. 21. Multicultural Interventions in Groups: The Use of Indigenous Methods
Editor: Cynthia R. Kalodner

Cynthia R. Kalodner
Maria T. Riva, Alaina L. Haub
Ch. 22. Group Counseling in Schools
Les R. Greene, Andrew W. Meisler, David Pilkey, Gregory Alexander, Lucille A. Cardella, Brian C. Sirois, Matthew M. Burg
Ch. 23. Psychological Work with Groups in the Veterans Administration
Tim R. Elliott, Patricia Rivera, Emily Tucker
Ch. 24. Groups in Behavioral Health and Medical Settings
Denise Emer
Ch. 25. The Use of Groups in Inpatient Facilities
Elizabeth A. Kincade, Cynthia R. Kalodner
Ch. 26. The Use of Groups in College and University Counseling Centers
David W. Cramer
Ch. 27. Building the Foundation for Group Counseling and Psychotherapy in Private Practice
Robert D. Morgan
Ch. 28. Groups with Offenders and Mandated Clients
Susan A. Wheelan
Ch. 29. Groups in the Workplace
Marvin W. Clifford
Ch. 30. Group Counseling and Group Therapy in Mental Health Settings and Health Maintenance Organizations
Editor: Deborah A. Gerrity
Deborah A. Gerrity
Zipora Shechtman
Ch. 31. Group Counseling and Psychotherapy Children and Adolescents: Current Practice and Research
Nathalie Kees, Nancy Leech
Ch. 32. Practice Trends in Women's Groups: An Inclusive View
Michael Andronico, Arthur Horne
Ch. 33. Counseling Men in Groups: The Role of Myths, Therapeutic Factors, Leaders, and Rituals in Men's Groups
Donna A. Henderson, Samuel T. Gladding
Ch. 34. Group Counseling with Older Adults
Editor: Cynthia R. Kalodner
Cynthia R. Kalodner
Cynthia R. Kalodner
Ch. 35. Introduction to Special Topic Groups
Cynthia R. Kalodner, Janelle W. Coughlin
Ch. 36. Psychoeducational and Counseling Groups to Prevent and Treat Eating Disorders and Disturbances
Deborah A. Gerrity, Tricia L. Peterson
Ch. 37. Groups for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Rebecca R. Macnair-Semands
Ch. 38. Theory, Practice, and Research on Grief Groups
Angie H. Rice
Ch. 39. Group Treatment of Depression
Laurie B. Fleckinstein, Arthur M. Horne
Ch. 40. Anger Management Group
Kathryn Korminars, Liane Dorheim
Ch. 41. Group Approaches in Substance Abuse Treatment
Johathan P. Schwartz, Michael Waldo
Ch. 42. Groups with Men Who Have Committed Partner Abuse
H. L. "Lee" Gillis, Michael A. Gass
Ch. 43. Adventure Therapy with Groups
Editor: Deborah A. Gerrity
Deborah A. Gerrity
Betsy Page
Ch. 44. On-Line Groups
Robert K. Conyne
Ch. 45. Prevention Groups
Elena Klaw, Keith Humphreys
Ch. 46. The Role of Peer-led Mutual Help Groups in Promoting Health and Well-Being
William E. Piper, Ph.D., John Ogrodniczuk
Ch. 47. Brief Group Therapy
Gary Burlingame, Addie Fuhriman, Jennifer Johnson
Ch. 48. Current Status and Future Directions of Group Counseling and Therapy Research
Appendix A: Association for Specialists in Group Work Training Standards
Appendix B: Association for Specialists in Group Work Best Practice Standards
Appendix C. Association for Specialists in Group Work Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers

"...[chapters] provide good overviews of multicultural group work with various populations...there is more focus on psychological world views, and less of a focus on the person-environment fit and the influence of social and environmental factors than is typically found in the social work literature."

Ronald W. Toseland, Ph.D., Professor and Director
Institute of Gerontology, School of Social Welfare; University at Albany, State University of New York
Social Work With Groups

This book is thorough and concise. It features different authors specializing in diverse areas of group counseling.

Dr RoseMary Cairo
Counseling Department, Argosy University - Chicago
January 14, 2013

Janice L. DeLucia-Waack

Janice L. DeLucia-Waack is currently an Associate Professor and Program Director for School Counseling in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She is also currently the Executive Director for the Association for Specialists in Group Work. She is the former editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work, and is a fellow in the American Counseling Association; Association for Specialists in Group Work (a division of ACA; and Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, a division of the American Psychological Association. She is author/editor of two books, Using Music in... More About Author

Deborah A. Gerrity

Deborah A. Gerrity has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY since 2000. She is a faculty member in the Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, and School Counseling programs. She teaches the Introduction to Group Counseling course for the master’s students in School and Rehabilitation Counseling and the doctoral students in Counseling Psychology. Her bachelors degree in Psychology, masters in Community Counseling, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, and doctoral internship were all completed at the University of Maryland at College Park. Her... More About Author

Cynthia R. Kalodner

Cynthia R. Kalodner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. She is the director of the masters program in Counseling Psychology and works closely with post-Masters students seeking licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Dr. Kalodner teaches Advanced Group Counseling and supervises students on practicum and internship placements throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University (1984), a master’s degree in Counselor Education (1986), and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (1988) from... More About Author

Maria T. Riva

Maria T. Riva is a Professor in Counseling Psychology and Chair of the Department of School and Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. She received her B.A. in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1976, her M.S. in behavior modification from Southern Illinois University in 1979, and her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in counseling psychology in 1990. Dr. Riva is currently the President of the APA Division 49, Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy. She is a past president of the American Counseling Association Division of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), a Fellow of ASGW, and a past... More About Author

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