Expressive Processes In Group Counseling / Edition 1

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Professor Brown provides a resource for clinicians, instructors, and students interested in promoting group process and progress, increasing group members' self-awareness and self-understanding, and strategies for resolving individual and group difficult behaviors. It presents art, imagery, dreams, guided writing, fairy tales, and movement exercises together with theory and literature reviews underlying each.

Professor Brown examines the underlying assumptions for using expressive processes in group counseling and provides applications to promote group development, foster individual and group learning, and instruct group leaders. About half the book is devoted to theory, cultural and diversity issues, ethnical considerations, and guidelines for use. The other half presents art, imagery, dreams, guided writing, fairy tales, and movement applications together with relevant literature reviews and specific strategies.

Brown provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to understanding and using expressive processes in groups. As such the book will be of value to clinicians, instructors, and students in psychology interested in promoting group process and progress.

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Editorial Reviews

Presents the theory and practice of using art and other indirect techniques to help group members access and use emotionally laden personal material in counseling and therapy. Argues that while such techniques are easy to use superficially, the group leader must understand the underlying principles, procedures, and criteria for selecting which one to use in each situation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275955090
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Lexile: 1270L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

NINA W. BROWN, is Professor of Counseling, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Foundations 1
Ch. 2 Maximizing Outcomes 19
Ch. 3 Nonverbal Communication 29
Ch. 4 Theories 39
Ch. 5 Guidelines 55
Ch. 6 Applications 67
Ch. 7 Art 81
Ch. 8 Imagery 95
Ch. 9 Dreams 107
Ch. 10 Writing 119
Ch. 11 Fairy Tales 129
Ch. 12 Movement 145
References 153
Index 157
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