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Group Counselling

Group Counselling

April 1999 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Group Counselling is an exceptionally practical and useful guide for anyone involved, or anticipating involvement, in groupwork' - Clive Lloyd, Therapeutic Communities

This book provides a comprehensive examination of theories and concepts relating to group counselling and shows how differing theoretical frameworks can be used as a basis for practice.

Organized around the counselling process, the book considers the practicalities of establishing and running a group, raising awareness of its life cycle, its cultural location and many other diverse issues. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of therapeutic attitudes and philosophies as a basis for practice, and humanistic and existential approaches to group counselling are given particular attention. The author encourages readers to be aware of their conceptual framework and how it influences their work.

History and Development

Preparing for the Group
Establishing the Group
The Working Group
Ending the Group
Jenny Robinson
Groups in Residential Settings
Social Psyches
Groups, Organization and Community

The Group Counsellor
Education, Training, Personal Development and Supervision


`Group Counselling is an exceptionally practical and useful guide for anyone involved, or anticipating involvement, in groupwork' - Clive Lloyd, Therapeutic Communities

Reviews approaches to group counselling and gives an excellent overview of the stages through which they progress. Draws on TA and psychodynamic foundations

Kate Smith
Division of Psychology, University of Abertay, Dundee
June 7, 2013

Feedback sent by mail - a good basis giving students all they need to know about groups for this level of training (ie generic, not specialist group training) - examples, as with all Sage books, are helpful and clear. Particularly liked also the contextual discussion which will be of interest to students

Mrs Valerie Sanders
Counselor Education , University of Greenwich
November 16, 2009

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