Summary: Far more than a recipe book of techniques that readers can pull out at the right time, this book encourages readers not only to use techniques sensitively and creatively in their own groups, but also to go one step further to invent their own techniques. The authors draw on their combined experiences as teachers, as consultants to mental-health professionals, and as private practitioners to provide readers with a realistic approach to group work. Emphasizing that tec...show morehniques are means, not ends, the book is designed to enhance the group leader's ability to generate a therapeutic and human rapport between leader and members.
The authors draw upon their clinical experiences in leading groups and training group leaders to flesh out examples and discussion of key concepts.
NEW! Direct references to THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING in Chapters 3 through 7 help students see how the specific techniques relate to the theories.
NEW! Exercises and references in Chapters 4 through 7 relate to video segments from EVOLUTION OF A GROUP: STUDENT VIDEO AND WORKBOOK. This accessible video/workbook package, which lets students actually "see" a real group in action, can be bundled with GROUP TECHNIQUES.
The book's design, along with its numerous activities, allows it to be a text, a student manual, and a reference work for practitioners.
Types of techniques presented in the book include creating trust, dealing with resistance, starting a session, working with dreams, working with intense emotions, and ending a session.
The authors present specific examples for each stage of a group to help students better understand what happens during a particular group stage.
Students will learn about the role of cultural factors in the use of group techniques.
The book discusses ethics as applied to group techniques.
NEW! Chapter 3, "Techniques for Preparing Groups," includes new material on psychoeducational groups.
NEW! The book now offers new material on the connection between theory and practice, with emphasis on the various theories and the techniques that are associated with the theories.
NEW! Brief commentaries provide students with information on how the examples described in the book are related to different group counseling theories.
Corey, Gerald : California State University, Fullerton
Gerald Corey is a professor of human services and counseling at California State University at Fullerton and a licensed psychologist. He was coordinator of the Human Services department at the above university for nine years. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. He is a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, a National Certified Counselor, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology) and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. With his colleagues he has conducted workshops in various countries including the United States with a special focus on training in group counseling. He has authored numerous best-selling texts with Brooks/Cole.
Schneider, Marianne : Corey Private Practice
Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and is a National Certified Counselor. Marianne has been actively involved in providing training and supervision workshops in group process for human-services students and professionals; she regularly facilitates a self-exploration group for graduate students in counseling and co-facilitates weeklong residential workshops in personal growth. With Jerry, Marianne has conducted workshops in various countries.
Callanan, Patrick : Private Practice
Patrick Callanan is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Santa Ana, California and is a National Certified Counselor. In his private practice he works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. As part of his private practice, Patrick leads different time-limited groups. Patrick is on the part-time faculty of the Human Services Program at California State University at Fullerton, where he regularly teaches the internship course. He also offers his time each year to the university to assist in training and supervising group leaders, and co-teaches an undergraduate course in ethical and professional issues.
Russell, J. Michael : California State University, Fullerton
J. Michael Russell is professor of philosophy and human services at California State University at Fullerton, a psychoanalyst in private practice, and a core faculty member and training analyst of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute. He has been leading workshops and teaching courses in personal growth since 1971, when he obtained his doctorate in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He became a National Certified Counselor in 1984, a registered Research Psychoanalyst in 1985, and a Graduate Psychoanalyst in 1988. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association and the Association for Specialists in Group Work.
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1. The Role of Techniques. 2. Ethical Issues in Using Group Techniques. 3. Techniques for Preparing Groups. 4. Techniques for the Initial Stage. 5. Techniques for the Transition Stage. 6. Techniques for the Working Stage. 7. Techniques for the Final Stage. 8. In a Nutshell.
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