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Theory And Practice Of Group Counseling, 9th Edition, Corey

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Dr. Gerald Corey

ISBN-13: 9789814878159 | ISBN-10: 9814878154

Copyright 2020 | Published 2019 | 544 pages

THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, 9th Edition, gives students an in-depth overview of the eleven group counseling theories. In addition to illustrating how to put these theories into practice, this best-selling text guides students in developing their own syntheses of various aspects of the theories. With Corey's clear, straightforward writing style, students are able to grasp each theoretical concept and its relationship to group practice with ease. 

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  • Corey integrates multicultural concerns into every chapter, highlighting the importance of ethical issues in working with multicultural populations and helping students develop the skills needed to become effective multicultural leaders.
  • The great popularity of this bestseller stems from Corey's success in linking theory to successful practice-ultimately giving students the ability to integrate approaches to develop their own frameworks for effective group counseling. Each theory chapter follows a consistent outline, enabling students to easily compare and contrast different theoretical approaches across chapters. Each theory chapter also illustrates how the theory is used effectively in group practice.
  • Part Three, “Application and Integration,” includes two chapters focused specifically on practical application. Chapter 17, “Comparisons, Contrasts, and Integration” features an integrative model of group counseling that illustrates how theories and approaches can be combined into a practical and unique synthesis. Chapter 18, “Evolution of a Group: An Integrative Perspective” follows a group in action, demonstrating how Marianne and Jerry Corey draw from various approaches as they lead groups. Students can watch this process unfold on the GROUPS IN ACTION: EVOLUTION AND CHALLENGES DVD/workbook.
  • Exposing students to dilemmas group leaders typically face, Chapter 3, “Ethical and Professional Issues in Group Practice” provides suggestions to reduce the chance of malpractice actions.
  • In keeping with the trend toward time-limited groups, new Chapter 16, “Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in Groups” highlights key concepts, techniques, and applications of brief, structured approaches to group work. Praised by reviewers, the chapter's effective “Application: Therapeutic Techniques and Procedures” section guides students from pre-therapy change to questioning, exception questions, the miracle question, scaling questions, the formula first session task, and therapy feedback to group members.
  • This edition's greatly revised Chapter 10, “The Person-Centered Approach to Groups” features a section-written in collaboration with Dr. Natalie Rogers-showing students how art and movement can be included in the person-centered approach.
  • Chapter 13, “Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Groups” discusses the current cognitive behavioral trend that involves mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments that have potentially powerful clinical applications. Corey focuses specifically on how these treatments apply to group work. Coverage includes dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
  • The text is packed with examples, applications, and links from theory to practice throughout.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Group Work.
2. Group Leadership.
3. Ethical and Professional Issues in Group Practice.
4. Early Stages in the Development of a Group.
5. Later Stages in the Development of a Group.
6. The Psychoanalytic Approach to Groups.
7. Adlerian Group Counseling.
8. Psychodrama in Groups.
9. The Existential Approach to Groups.
10. The Person-Centered Approach to Groups.
11. Gestalt Therapy in Groups.
12. Transactional Analysis in Groups.
13. Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Groups.
14. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Groups.
15. Choice Theory/Reality Therapy in Groups.
16. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in Groups.
17. Comparisons, Contrasts, and Integration.
18. The Evolution of a Group: An Integrative Perspective.

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