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Leading minds in the field share their expertise in Group Work: Processes and Applications. Discover innovative insights and new perspectives on group work from Bradley Erford and the following contributors:

Julia Bryan
• Catherine Y. Chang
• Darcie Davis-Gage
• Norma L. Day-Vines

Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
• Joel F. Diambra
• Susan H. Eaves
• Kevin A. Fall
• D. Paige Bentley Greason
• Danica G. Hays
• Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy
• Nathaniel N. Ivers
• George R. Leddick
• Lynne Linde
• H. George McMahon
• Amy Milsom
• Cheryl Moore-Thomas
• Debbie Newsome
• Amy Nitza
• Carl J. Sheperis
• Laura R. Simpson
• Julia A. Southern
• Sam Steen
• Ann Vernon
• F. Robert Wilson

Open this book and find:

  • A comprehensive introduction on how to lead task, psychoeducational, counseling, and psychotherapy groups
  • A focus on the specialized group work that counselors perform from a systemic perspective in a multicultural context
  • An emphasis on pro-developmental leader and member roles, multicultural applications, outcome research, and accountability in research
  • Brief coverage of theoretical orientations, with an emphasis on the techniques and applications of each approach
  • Coverage of special topics in group work with young children, adolescents, and adults, such as substance abuse, grief, chronic illness, children of alcoholics and divorce, and more
  • Numerous, meaningful case examples that connect chapter concepts with actual practice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131714106
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/18/2010
  • Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 732,565
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Bradley T Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is a professor in the school counseling program at Loyola University with primary teaching responsibilities in assessment, research, and lifespan development. He has held numerous professional leadership positions and published numerous books, articles and book chapters.

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: Foundations of Group Work

Chapter 1: The Value of Group Work: Functional Group Models and Historical Perspectives by Julia A Southern, Bradley T. Erford, Ann Vernon, and Darcie Davis-Gage

Chapter 2: Ethical and Legal Foundations of Group Work by Lynn E. Linde, Bradley T. Erford, Danica G. Hays, and F. Robert Wilson

Chapter 3: Multicultural Issues in Group Work by Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy and Cheryl Moore-Thomas

Chapter 4: Distinguishing Group Member Roles by George Leddick

Chapter 5: Leading Groups by Amy Milsom

SECTION II: Systemic Group Work: Planning and Process

Chapter 6: Planning for Group Work by F. Robert Wilson

Chapter 7: Forming and Orienting Groups by Nathaniel Ivers and Debbie W. Newsome

Chapter 8: The Transition Stage in Group Work by D. Paige Bentley Greason

Chapter 9: The Working Stage by Kevin A. Fall, H. George McMahon, and Danica G. Hays

Chapter 10: Termination by Danica G. Hays, Tammi F. Milliken, and Catherine Y. Chang

SECTION III: Group Work in Action: Models and Theoretical Approaches

Chapter 11: Leading Task Groups by Janice L. DeLucia-Waack and Amy Nitza

Chapter 12: Leading Psychoeducational Groups by Sam Steen, Julia Bryan, and Norma Day-Vines

Chapter 13: Person-Centered and Existential Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications by Laura R. Simpson and Joel F. Diambra

Chapter 14: Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications by Ann Vernon

Chapter 15: Reality Therapy and Behavior Therapy Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications by Ann Vernon

Chapter 16: Adlerian and Transactional Analysis Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications by Laura R. Simpson, Ann Vernon, and Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 17: Gestalt and Psychodrama Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications by Darcie Davis-Gage

Chapter 18: Other Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Family-Couples, T-groups, and Self-help Groups by Darcie Davis-Gage and Ann Vernon

SECTION IV: Special Issues in Group Work

Chapter 19: Special Issues in Group Work With Children and Adolescents by Susan H. Eaves and Carl J. Sheperis

Chapter 20: Group Work With Adult Populations by Susan H. Eaves and Carl J. Sheperis

Chapter 21: Accountability in Group Work by Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 22: Outcome Research in Group Work by Bradley T. Erford

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