Group Counseling Strategies and Skills

ISBN-10: 0495554367
ISBN-13: 9780495554363
Edition: 6th 2009
List price: $186.95
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $186.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606

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.

Ed Jacobs is the coordinator of the master's program in the Counseling, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Counseling Department at West Virginia University. He is also the founder and director of Impact Therapy Associates. He teaches courses in techniques, theories, group, and addictions and conducts workshops throughout the United States and Canada on group counseling and Impact Therapy. Ed has written five other counseling books: HOW TO SELECT AND APPLY CHANGE STRATEGIES IN GROUPS, IMPACT THERAPY: THE COURAGE TO COUNSEL, LEADING GROUPS IN CORRECTIONS, IMPACT THERAPY, and CREATIVE COUNSELING TECHNIQUES: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE. In the past few years, Ed has traveled worldwide, introducing counselors to his group counseling and impact therapy ideas.

Riley Harvill is the president of The HarBeck Company, a leadership training and consulting firm located in Dallas, Texas. Over the past several years, his work has focused on individual and team coaching with U.S. and Canadian police and fire departments. Before co-founding The HarBeck Company, Riley was an associate professor at University of North Texas in the Counselor Education Department, where he taught courses in individual and group counseling.

Bob Masson is Professor Emeritus at West Virginia University and remains active in the counseling field by teaching courses at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida. Bob was a professor for more than 30 years at West Virginia University in the Department of Counseling, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Counseling. He also served on the State of West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling and remains a Licensed Profession Counselor. He has taught courses in counseling techniques, theories, group counseling, and rehabilitation counseling.

Introduction
Stages of Groups, Group Process, and Therapeutic Forces
Purpose of Groups
Planning
Getting Started: The Beginning Stage and Beginning Phase
Basic Skills for Group Leaders
Focus
Cutting Off and Drawing Out
Rounds and Dyads
Exercises
Introducing, Conducting, and Processing Exercises
Leading the Middle Stage of a Group
Using Counseling Theories in Groups
Counseling and Therapy in Groups
Closing a Session or Group
Dealing with Problem Situations
Working with Specific Populations
Issues in Group Counseling
Appendix
References
Index

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