The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling

ISBN : 9780195394450

Robert K. Conyne
608 Pages
183 x 260 mm
Pub date
Sep 2011
Oxford Library of Psychology
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Group counseling is a dynamic and valuable treatment device used by therapists throughout the psychological disciplines, one that has proven effective in promoting change and growth in a variety of populations and settings. The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling takes an innovative approach to this expansive topic, providing both a comprehensive field manual for practitioners and an authoritative reference work for teachers and researchers. Comprising 31 topic-based chapters by leading practitioners and researchers, this handbook covers the full spectrum of current and relevant topics in group counseling, including: - definitions and background - history and efficacy - key change processes (e.g., therapeutic factors, group cohesion, group climate) - group leader strategies and characteristics - new applications for group counseling strategies, including online groups - group counseling with special populations - the future of group counseling With roots in the most recent and relevant literature, The Oxford Handbook of Group Counseling is an ideal text for training programs (counselor education, clinical psychology, social work, or human services) or as a reference for researchers in counseling psychology. Whoever the reader, it a valuable and comprehensive guidebook for both students and practitioners in the growing practice of group counseling.


Part One: Introduction
1. Introduction: Solidifying and Advancing Group Counseling
Robert K. Conyne
Part Two: Context
2. The Nature and Significance of Groups
Donelson R. Forsyth
3. Definition of Group Counseling
Donald E. Ward
4. The History of Group Counseling
George R. Leddick
5. Ethics, Best Practices and Law in Group Counseling
Lynn S. Rapin
6. Diversity in Groups
Janice DeLucia-Waack
7. A Social Justice Approach to Group Counseling
Sally M. Hage, Mark Mason, and Jung Eun Kim
Part Three: Key Change Processes
8. Therapeutic Factors in Group Counseling: Asking New Questions
Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., Joseph R. Miles, and Jill D. Paquin
9. Cohesion in Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups
Cheri L. Marmarosh and Stacy M. Van Horn
10. Group Climate: Construct in Search of Clarity
Debra Theobald McClendon and Gary M. Burlingame
11. Group Development
Virginia Brabender
Part Four: Research
12. Evidence Bases for Group Practice
Sally H. Barlow
13. General Research Models
Rex Stockton and D. Keith Morran
14. Assessing Group
Jonathan P. Schwartz, Michael Waldo, and Margaret Schwartz Moravec
15. Qualitative Research Approaches and Group Counseling
Deborah J. Rubel and Jane E. Atieno Okech
Part Five: Leadership
16. Personhood of the Leader
James P. Trotzer
17. Group Techniques
Mark D. Newmeyer
18. Group Leader Style and Functions
Sheri Bauman
19. Group Leadership Teaching and Training: Methods and Issues
Nina W. Brown
20. Supervision of Group Counseling
Maria T. Riva
21. Creativity and Spontaneity in Groups
Samuel T. Gladding
Part Six: Applications
22. Groups across Settings
Cynthia R. Kalodner and Alexa E. Hanus
23. Group Counseling across the Life Span: A Psychosocial Perspective
Jeanmarie Keim and David L. Olguin
24. Group Counseling with Sexual Minorities
Kathleen Ritter
25. Prevention Groups
Michael Waldo, Jonathan P. Schwartz, Arthur Horne, and Laura Cote
26. International Group Counseling
J. Jeffries McWhirter, Paula T. McWhirter, Benedict T. McWhirter, and Ellen Hawley McWhirter
27. Brief Group Treatment
Jerrold Lee Shapiro
28. Mutual Help Groups: What Are They and What Makes Them Work?
Phyllis R. Silverman
29. Online Groups
Betsy J. Page
30. Groups for Trauma/Disaster
David W. Foy, Kent D. Drescher, and Patricia J. Watson
Part Seven: Conclusion and Future Directions
31. Group Counseling: 50 Basic Premises and the Need for Mainstreaming
Robert K. Conyne

About the author: 

Robert K. Conyne, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus from the University of Cincinnati, is a Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Counselor and Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) and the American Psychological Association.

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