Group Counseling : Strategies and Skills
This text concentrates on the skills and techniques required to lead a group, and offers potential group leaders a model of group counselling that includes both the techniques and the tools for planning and implementing effective groups. This model shows how to integrate leadership and member roles in bringing about decisions, promoting sharing, and facilitating therapeutic change. Every facet of group counselling is discussed in detail - from planning the format, screening members, and identifying issues to conducting in-depth therapy, closing sessions, and handling problem or crisis situations. The reader is taught skills such as getting and holding the focus, and drawing out more passive members. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students on courses in departments of counsellor education, psychology, human services, social work and nursing.
- Paperback | 315 pages
- 149.86 x 215.9 x 17.78mm | 521.63g
- 18 Nov 1987
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- CA, United States
Table of contents
Introduction. Group dynamics and group process. Planning. Getting started: the first and second sessions. Basic skills for group leaders. Purpose and focus. Cutting off and drawing out. Rounds and dyads. Exercises. Introducing, conducting, and processing exercises. Leading the middle sessions of a group. Therapy in groups. Closing a session or group. Dealing with problem situations in the group. Working with specific populations. Issues in group leadership. References. Index.