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Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

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Publisher Comments:

In this best-selling book-with the guidance of world-renowned counseling author, teacher, and practitioner Gerald Corey-you'll gain the knowledge and skills for effective group counseling and leadership. You'll learn key theoretical approaches to group leadership and how to successfully apply each in practice. With Corey's clear, straightforward writing style, you will have no difficulty understanding each theoretical concept and its relationship to group practice. And as you explore different approaches, your growing knowledge will enable you to create a unique approach that works successfully for YOU-integrating techniques from the various approaches you'll study in this book.

Book News Annotation:

Corey (human services emeritus, California State U., Fullerton) updates his popular text to focus closely on the practical as he works through a range of approaches to group therapy, beginning with the basic elements of the group process right up to the complexities of integration. He describes the stages of development of a group and the ethical and professional issues of group practice, then concentrates on theoretical approaches including the psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, gestalt, psychodrama, transactional analysis, cognitive behavioral, rational emotive, reality therapy, and solution-focused brief therapy. With each theory he shows why and how that particular approach may be the most effective choice, and provides references for further study and application in practice. The publisher provides a student website. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. They received the Association for Specialists in Group Work?s Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.

Table of Contents

Part One: BASIC ELEMENTS OF GROUP PROCESS: AN OVERVIEW. 1. Introduction to Group Work. 2. Group Leadership. 3. Ethical and Professional Issues in Group Practice. 4. Early Stages in the Development of a Group. 5. Later Stages in the Development of a Group. References and Suggested Readings for Part One. Part Two: THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO GROUP COUNSELING. 6. The Psychoanalytic Approach to Groups. 7. Adlerian Group Counseling. 8. Psychodrama. 9. The Existential Approach to Groups. 10. The Person-Centered Approach to Groups. 11. Gestalt Therapy in Groups. 12. Transactional Analysis in Groups. 13. Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Groups. 14. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Groups. 15. Reality Therapy in Groups. 16. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Groups. Part Three: INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION. 17. Comparisons, Contrasts, and Integration. 18. The Evolution of a Group: An Integrative Perspective.

Product Details

Brooks Cole
Psychotherapy, Group.
Corey, Gerald
Corey, Gerald (Gerald Corey)
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Group counseling
Small groups
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
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Publication Date:
January 2007
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College/higher education:
9.60x7.52x1.03 in. 2.19 lbs.

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