Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills

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Cengage Learning, Jan 29, 2008 - Education - 480 pages
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This widely used and respected book presents an active, multisensory approach to group leading, focusing heavily on group leadership skills. While written with the counselor in mind, GROUP COUNSELING: STRATEGIES AND SKILLS, Sixth Edition, also provides an outstanding discussion of group dynamics for professionals in group leadership positions. The authors discuss the many facets of group counseling and provide examples that show how each skill can be applied in a wide range of group settings to produce efficient working groups.
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Contents

Introduction
1
Stages of Groups Group Process and Therapeutic Forces
29
Purpose of Groups
51
Planning
64
Getting Started The Beginning Stage and Beginning Phase
85
Basic Skills for Group Leaders
121
Focus
141
Cutting Off and Drawing Out
157
Leading the Middle Stage of a Group
260
Using Counseling Theories in Groups
282
Counseling and Therapy in Groups
324
Closing a Session or Group
349
Dealing with Problem Situations
377
Working with Specific Populations
396
Issues in Group Counseling
432
REFERENCES
453

Rounds and Dyads
185
Exercises
205
Introducing Conducting and Processing Exercises
233

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About the author (2008)

Ed E. Jacobs is associate professor and coordinator of the Master's Counseling Program at West Virginia University, where he has taught group counseling for the last 35 years. In the last 30 years, Dr. Jacobs has presented more than 150 group counseling workshops throughout the United States and Canada. He is a fellow in the Association for Specialists in Group Work and received the Professional Development Award from the Association for Specialists in Group Work in 2003.

Dr. Riley L. Harvill is the co-founder of the HarBeck Company, a human resource training and consulting firm located in Dallas, Texas. Before co-founding The HarBeck Company, Dr. Harvill was an associate professor at the University of North Texas in the Counselor Education Department, where he taught courses in individual and group counseling.

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