Group Dynamics: Basics and Pragmatics for Practitioners

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University Press of America, Feb 15, 2012 - Psychology - 160 pages
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This book provides a clear and engaging description of group dynamic processes. Vignettes, case examples, and activities provide an experiential flavor to the book that will deepen the reader’s understanding of key concepts. Activities are also useful experiential teaching and learning tools for studying group dynamics and allow participants to engage in the group dynamic process itself. Another attractive feature of the book is a series of reflections by an individual who participated in an intensive two-weekend group experience. She shares her thoughts on the group’s progression through various stages of change and reflects upon its impact on her personal growth. Group Dynamics: Basics and Pragmatics for Practitioners will serve as an important text for students and professors and as a valuable guide for those who facilitate groups in a variety of clinical, counseling, educational, research, and organizational settings.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 Defining Groups Types of Groups and Value of Groups
1
Chapter 02 Stages of Group Development
8
Chapter 03 Steps in Forming a Group
20
Chapter 04 Selected Essential Elements of Group Culture and Structure
28
Chapter 05 Selected Essential Elements of the Group Process
45
Chapter 06 Processing and Reflecting Through Journaling
55
Chapter 07 Termination
67
Patterns of Influence in Groups
72
Chapter 10 Teams
110
Evaluating a Psychoeducational Group Process
122
Chapter 12 Theoretical Perspectives and Ethical and Legal Considerations
138
Interest Achievement andMotivation I AM GroupSelfAffirming StatementsBeliefs
145
I AM Teacher Rating Form
147
References
149
Bibliography
153
Index
159

Chapter 09 Group Leadership
90

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Norris M. Haynes is a professor and director of the Center for Community and School Action Research at Southern Connecticut State University. He is also a clinical professor at the Yale University Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. Haynes is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and holds diplomate status in the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy.

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