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Learning Group Leadership
An Experiential Approach

Third Edition
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July 2014 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Focusing on how to conduct and lead groups in a variety of therapeutic settings, Learning Group Leadership: An Experiential Approach, Third Edition covers theory, process, leadership, techniques, ethics, special populations, and challenges as they relate to group work in a positive, realistic, and knowledgeable way. The authors introduce important conceptual and practical information and then use activities, exercises, field study assignments, and personal application questions to help students apply concepts to their work and lives. The fully updated Third Edition brings concepts to life through “student voices” in every chapter, examples drawn from the authors’ over 25 years of experience, and demonstration video content that contains scripted sessions corresponding with every chapter.

 
Part I: Foundations of Group Work
 
Chapter 1: The World of Groups
 
Chapter 2: Your Behavior in Groups
 
Chapter 3: Understanding Group Dynamics and Systems
 
Chapter 4: Stages of Group Development
 
Chapter 5: Multicultural Dimensions of Group Work
 
Chapter 6: Theories of Group Intervention
 
Part II: Skills of the Group Leader
 
Chapter 7: Assessment and Group Diagnostics
 
Chapter 8: Specialized Leadership Skills
 
Chapter 9: When to Intervene in Groups
 
Chapter 10: Group Techniques and Structures
 
Part III: Applications and Significant Issues
 
Chapter 11: Coleadership
 
Chapter 12: Critical Incidents
 
Chapter 13: Ethical Issues Unique to Group Work
 
Part IV: Advanced Group Structures
 
Chapter 14: Advanced Group Leadership
 
Chapter 15: Adjunct Structures to Group Work
 
Chapter 16: Group Leadership Applied to Social Justice and Social Action
 
Chapter 17: The End of Our Journey: Where to Go Next?

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • Group Work Videos: Group Leadership in Action In these original videos presented by Alexander Street Press and SAGE Publications, authors Jeffrey Kottler and Matt Englar-Carlson provide realistic demonstrations of what it’s like to lead a group and how to navigate through key challenges. Immerse yourself in the material as the authors guide you through a wide range of scenarios, including a complete group session and first-person accounts from new and experienced group leaders.
  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
Student Study Site
The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:
  • Group Work Videos: Group Leadership in Action

    In these original videos presented by Alexander Street Press and SAGE Publications, authors Jeffrey Kottler and Matt Englar-Carlson provide realistic demonstrations of what it’s like to lead a group and how to navigate through key challenges. Immerse yourself in the material as the authors guide you through a wide range of scenarios, including a complete group session and first-person accounts from new and experienced group leaders.

  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.

  • “This is the best book out there for introducing students to the complex world of groups. The text delivers what it promises in the title. It teaches counseling graduate students how to become solid group leaders (or—to be more precise—how to begin their journey in that direction), and it does this in a way that is positive, knowledgeable, and realistic.…The most impressive aspect of the material is the authors’ focus on the experiential approach (training students to be group leaders), combined with an accessible writing style, a lot of knowledge, and an enthusiastic attitude.”

    Marilyn MacGregor, Western New Mexico University

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    Jeffrey A. Kottler

    Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and education, having written more than 90 books about a wide range of subjects. He has authored a dozen texts for counselors and therapists that are used in universities around the world and a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table: Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behavior, Bad Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Divine... More About Author

    Matt Englar-Carlson

    Matt Englar-Carlson, PhD, is an associate professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He received a master’s degree in health psychology education from Stanford University, a master’s degree in counselor education from the Pennsylvania State University, and a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. He completed his APA accredited pre-doctoral internship in psychology at the University of Southern California Student Counseling Center. Matt co-edited In the Room with Men: A Casebook of Therapeutic Change (2006) and Counseling Troubled Boys (2008) and is the co-editor of the book... More About Author

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