Group Development in Practice: Guidance for Clinicians and Researchers on Stages and Dynamics of Change

Group Development in Practice: Guidance for Clinicians and Researchers on Stages and Dynamics of Change

by Virginia Brabender, April Fallon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433804085

ISBN-13: 9781433804083

Pub. Date: 11/15/2008

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Group development, a key factor in treatment effectiveness, is covered in virtually every introductory text on group psychotherapy. This is the first book devoted exclusively to this process. In this volume, Virginia Brabender and April Fallon chronicle the rich history of group development research, provide a survey of modern theories of group development, and

Overview

Group development, a key factor in treatment effectiveness, is covered in virtually every introductory text on group psychotherapy. This is the first book devoted exclusively to this process. In this volume, Virginia Brabender and April Fallon chronicle the rich history of group development research, provide a survey of modern theories of group development, and introduce the authors' own five-stage model of group development. The authors demonstrate the importance of group identity to the achievement of treatment goals through a series of vivid, real-life vignettes that illustrate the characteristic behavior of group members at each stage. They apply their developmental perspective not only to traditional unstructured groups but also to focused groups and groups emerging from postmodern frameworks, such as social constructionism and narrative psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433804083
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,102,281
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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