Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive book that discusses the evolution, practice, and outcomes of 11 prominent theoretical approaches to group work and examines the essentials required to be an effective worker and leader with groups in various settings and life stages. It begins with an introduction to the history, dynamics, diversity, leadership, ethics, and development that are part of the lives of groups. It then presents an extensive discussion of the issues and procedures for working with groups throughout the lifecycle. For group counselors and therapist, or anyone working with or within a group.
Table of Contents
I. HISTORY AND OTHER ASPECTS OF GROUP DEVELOPMENT. 1. History and Trends of Group Work.
2. Types of Group Work.
3. Group Dynamics.
4. Effective Group Leadership.
5. Beginning a Group.
6. The Transition Period in a Group: Norming and Storming.
7. The Working Stage in a Group: Performing.
8. Termination of a Group.
9. Group Work with Culturally Diverse Populations.
10. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Group Work.
II. GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE LIFE SPAN. 11. Groups for Children.
12. Groups for Adolescents.
13. Groups for Adults.
14. Groups for the Elderly.
III. LEADING GROUPS FROM A THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE. 15. Psychoanalytic, Transactional Analysis, and Adlerian Groups.
16. Person-Centered, Gestalt, and Existential Groups.
17. Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Behavioral Groups.
18. Psychodrama and Self-Help Groups.
Appendix A: Ethical Guidelines for Group Counselors.
Appendix B: Professional Standards for the Training of Group Workers.