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Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Second Edition
Edited by:

The most comprehensive and thoroughly researched text on group counseling and psychotherapy for both group researchers and group practitioners.

January 2014 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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 and provides suggestions for practice for psychoeducational, counselling 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 counselling and psychotherapy.

Key features include:

-integration of current research and practice

-includes psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups for all topics

New to this edition:

-additional chapters on cutting edge themes

-thoroughly updated research

-more pedagogical elements (discussion questions, activities, resources, case examples and key terms, etc.)

-test bank and powerpoints.

About the Editors
List of Contributing Authors
Cynthia R. Kalodner, Maria T. Riva, and Janice DeLucia-Waack
Intro to Book
Current and Historical Perspectives In Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (Part 1)
Maria T. Riva
Intro to Section
Sally H. Barlow
1. The History of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
Susan X. Day
2. A Unifying Theory for Group and Psychotherapy
Donelson R. Forsyth and Leann Terry Diederich
3. Group Dynamics and Development
Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr. and D. Martin Kivlighan, III
4. Therapeutic Factors: Current Theory and Research
Gary M. Burlingame, Kaity Whitcomb, and Sean Woodland
5. Process and Outcome in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Perspective
Best Practices in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (Part 2)
Maria T. Riva
Intro to Section
Lynn S. Rapin
6. Guidelines for Ethical and Legal Practice in Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups
Donald E. Ward
7. Effective Processing in Groups
Amy Nitza
8. Selecting and Using Activities in Groups
Melissa Luke
9. Effective Group Leader Skills
Lawrence Shulman
10. Unleashing the Healing Power of the Group: The Mutual Aid Process
Rex Stockton, Keith Morran, and Seok-Hwan Chang
11. An Overview of Current Research and Best Practices for Training Beginning Group Leaders
Maria T. Riva
12. Supervision of Group Leaders
Sandro Sodano, Wendy Guyker, Janice L. DeLucia-Waack, Heather Cosgrove, David Altabef, and Brian Amos
13. Measures of Group Process Dynamics, Climate Behavior, and Outcome: A Review
Joseph R. Miles and Jill D. Paquin
14. Best Practices in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy Research
Multicultural and Diverse Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (Part 3)
Janice DeLucia-Waack
Intro to Section
Michael D’Andrea
15. Understanding Racial/Cultural Identity Development Theories to Promote Effective Multicultural Group Counseling
Anneliese A. Singh and Carmen F. Salazar
16. Using Groups to Facilitate Social Justice Change: Addressing Issues of Privilege and Oppression
Sharon G. Horne, Heidi M. Levitt, Teresa Reeves and Emily E. Wheeler
17. Group Work with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Clients
Sam Steen
18. Group Counseling for African Americans: Research and Practice Considerations
Stephanie K. Ellis, Cynthia G. Simpson, Chad A. Rose and Anthony J. Plotner
19. Group Counseling Services for Persons with Disabilities
Rita Chi-Ying Chung and Fred Bemak
20. Group Counseling with Asians
Tammi Vacha-Haase
21. Group Work with Those in Later-Life
Edil Torres Rivera, Ivelisse Torres Fernández and Whitney Alexander Hendricks
22. Psychoeducational and Counseling Groups with Latinos/as
23. Group Therapy with Native People
Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups In Special Settings (Part 4)
Janice DeLucia-Waack
Intro to Section
Mark J. Macgowan and Alice Schmidt Hanbidge
24. Advancing Evidence-Based Group Work in Community Mental Health Settings: Methods, Challenges and Opportunities
Lia D. Falco and Sheri Bauman
25. Group Work in Schools
Martyn Whittingham and Kacey Greening
26. Group Work in Colleges and University Counseling Centers
Joseph F. Rath, Hilary Bertisch, and Timothy R. Elliott
27. Groups in Behavioral Health Settings
Les R. Greene, Ilan Harpaz-Rothem, Kathryn A. Sanders, Kristin MacGregor, Amanda Wheat, Lindsey Dorflinger, Anne Klee, and Joshua Bullock
28. Group Treatments within the Department of Veterans Affairs
Special Topics in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (Part 5)
Cynthia R. Kalodner
Intro to Section
Peter J. Bieling, Irena Milosevic, and Randi E. McCabe
29. Groups for Depression
Randi E. McCabe, Irena Milosevic, and Peter J. Bieling
30. Groups for Anxiety Disorders
William E. Piper, John S. Ogrodniczuk, and Carlos Sierra Hernandez
31. Group Psychotherapies for Complicated Grief
J. Michael Faragher and Adam Soberay
32. Group Approaches for Addictive Behaviors
Jonathan P. Schwartz, Michael Waldo, and Molly J. Parsons
33. Group Work with Individuals Who Have Committed Interpersonal Violence
Robert D. Morgan, Christopher J. Romani, and Nicole R. Gross
34. Group Work with Offenders and Mandated Clients
Cheri L. Marmarosh and R. D. Markin
35. Group Psychotherapy and Insecure Adult Attachment
Deborah A. Gerrity
36. Groups for Survivors of Childhood and Sexual Abuse
Chaunce R. Windle, Sandy Newsome, Michael Waldo, and Eve M. Adams
37. Mindfulness and Group: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Dialetical Behavior Therapy
Cynthia R. Kalodner, Janelle W. Coughlin, and Margaret Seide
38. Pyscho-educational and Counseling Groups to Prevent and Treat Eating Disorders and Disturbances
Katherine Raczynski and Arthur Horne
39. Psycho-educational and Counseling Groups for Bullying
Zipora Shechtman
40. Counseling and Therapy Groups with Children and Adolescents
Nathalie Kees and Nancy Leech
41. Women’s Groups: Research and Practice Trends
Andrew M. Kiselica and Mark S. Kiselica
42. Gender-Sensitive Group Counseling and Psychotherapy with Men
Robert K. Conyne
43. Prevention Groups
John C. Dagley and Georgia B. Calhoun
44. Career and Transition Counseling in Groups
H.L. “Lee” Gillis, Michael A. Gass and Keith C. Russell
45. Adventure Therapy with Groups
Fred Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung
46. Post-Disaster Group Counseling: A Multicultural Perspective
Maria T. Riva, Janice DeLucia-Waack, & Cynthia R. Kalodner
Reflections and Final Comments

This is a particularly helpful book, as it provides a comprehensive explanation on how group dynamics interfere with or facilitate the therapeutic process.

Mrs Ana-Cristina Tuluceanu
Social Science, Bolton University
September 7, 2023

Met all licensing criteria needed for academic portion of course.

Professor Darrell L McSwain
Psychology Dept, American International College
September 9, 2021

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