Group Counseling and Group Psychotherapy: Theory and Application / Edition 1

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This new book presents current thinking on the subject of group counseling and group psychotherapy. This well-known and respected author team have included both group counseling and group therapy theory and application in the same book to accommodate future practitioners who will work in educational and mental health institutions as well as those who will enter private practice. This book provides a unique approach to studying group work by isolating the three basic theoretical models extant and presenting a comprehensive description of the theory followed by a separate chapters on application. The three basic theoretical models of Humanistic/Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Psychodynamic are supplemented by an eclectic Developmental model of the senior author. Two additional chapters are devoted to the most rapidly growing group interventions skills training and self-help/mutual support groups. For anyone interested in group counseling, group therapy, and group work practice in the counseling, psychology or human services fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205306305
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/26/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


1.Group Counseling and Group Psychotherapy: Origins, Comparisons, and Directions.

2.Group Counseling and Group Psychotherapy: Definitions and Historical Development.

3.Group Dynamics: Prevailing Group Forces.

4.Diversity Issues in Group Counseling and Group Psychotherapy.

5.Groups That Work: Research and Evaluation Considerations in Group Counseling and Group Psychotherapy.

6.Ethical, Professional, and Legal Issues in Group Counseling and Group Psychotherapy.


7.Existential/Humanistic Group Theories.

8.Existential/Humanistic Group Theories: Applications.

9.Cognitive-Behavioral Group Theories.

10.Cognitive-Behavioral Group Theories: Applications.

11.Psychoanalytic-Based Group Theories.

12.Psychoanalytic-Based Group Theories: Applications.

13.Developmental Group Counseling: An Integrated Approach.

14.Developmental Group Counseling: Applications.

15.Life-Skills Training: A Psychoeducational Model.

16.Self-Help, Mutual Support Groups.


A. Association for Specialists in Group Work Professional Standards for the Training of Group Workers.

B. Association for Specialists in Group Work Best Practice Guidelines.

C. Association for Specialists in Group Work Principles for Diversity-Component Group Workers.

D. Ethical Standards, American Group Psychotherapy Association.

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