Critical Incidents in Group Counseling / Edition 1

Critical Incidents in Group Counseling / Edition 1

by Kris Bosworth
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American Counseling Association
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Critical Incidents in Group Counseling / Edition 1

This practical text examines critical incidents—or frequently occurring problems—that arise in "real life" group counseling settings. The incidents provide a means to explore the difficult decisions that group leaders face and serve to create learning opportunities for further discussion. Leading experts and practitioners in the field analyze each incident and discuss the behavior of the group leader and group members to afford the reader with insight into best practices. Issues considered include confidentiality, member screening, establishing trust, goal development, dual relationships, coercion, self-disclosure, referrals, and termination. An excellent resource for counseling classes in group work, ethical and legal issues, and practicum, as well as a handy refresher for private practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556201905
Publisher: American Counseling Association
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 225

Table of Contents

About the Editorsxiii
About the Contributorsxv
Part IGroup Leader Concerns
Chapter 1Pregroup Planning: "I Think We're Ready"3
Chapter 2Screening of Members: "Everyone is Welcome"9
Chapter 3Equal Treatment of Members: "Bridging the Gap of Rural Versus Inner-City Felons"15
Chapter 4Member Leaving a Group: "No Good-Byes"21
Chapter 5Co-Leadership: "Whose Needs are Getting Met Here?"27
Chapter 6Imposing Counselor Values: "Grades are More Important!"33
Chapter 7Dual Relationships: "I Think I Know You"39
Chapter 8Termination: "We'll Tell You How it's Done"47
Chapter 9Involuntary Membership: "Do I Really Have to Go?"53
Chapter 10Inappropriate Group Activities: "These Will Work!"59
Chapter 11Impaired Group Leader: "Do We Have to Talk About It?"65
Chapter 12Goal Development: "Let's Just Talk and See Where We Go"71
Chapter 13Leader Professional Development: "There is Nothing New About Groups"77
Chapter 14Challenging the Leader: "I Know Who I Am!"83
Chapter 15Self-Assessment; "What are We Doing Here?"93
Chapter 16Informed Consent for Minors: "Why Do You Have My Son in Therapy?"99
Chapter 17Maintaining Records: "It's All Up Here!"107
Chapter 18Advertising Groups in a School Setting: "Who Said I Was?"113
Chapter 19Supervision Issues: "I'll Protect You"121
Part IIGroup Member Concerns
Chapter 20Group Resistance: "Okay. You Can Lead the Group Next Week"133
Chapter 21Subgrouping: "What We Do on Our Time is Our Business!"141
Chapter 22Member Self-Disclosure: "But This is How I Feel!"149
Chapter 23Manipulation: "Pay Attention to Me"159
Chapter 24Asking a Member to Leave the Group: "The Last Straw"167
Chapter 25Confidentiality: "Don't Tell"175
Chapter 26Dominating Member: "You Don't Understand How Difficult This is for Me!"183
Chapter 27Hostile Member: "How Dare You!"191
Chapter 28Rescuing: "Everything Will Be Okay"199
Chapter 29Resistance: "I'm Tired of Wallowing"205
Chapter 30Sexual Feelings: "This Group is Not a Dating Service"211
Chapter 31Silent Member: "Silence is Not Always Golden"219
Chapter 32Respecting Diversity: "We're Really All the Same"229
Part IIILeadership Techniques
Chapter 33Leader Confrontation: "I'm Not Going There!"243
Chapter 34Leader Self-Disclosure: "Shouldn't I Be a Role Model?"253
Chapter 35Cutting Off: "It Just Feels Impolite"259
Chapter 36Using Silence: "Silence is Not Always Golden"265
Chapter 37Establishing Trust: "Trust Me, I'm Your Counselor"271
Chapter 38Transitioning: "Reticence Run Amok"283
Chapter 39Deepening the Focus: "Peeling the Layers Off the Onion"291
Chapter 40Group Assessment: "As Inexpensive As Possible"295
Chapter 41Leader Competency: "Scared and Unprepared"301

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