Groups : Process and Practice

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This text highlights the attributes that make good group leaders and shows how to design and lead specialized groups. The basic issues and key concepts of group process are outlined, and the way in which group leaders can apply these concepts in working with a variety of groups is illustrated. This edition summarizes the practical applications of research literature at each stage of a group, shows all the stages of group process, and how a leader and members interact. Groups for specific populations and unique needs of specific groups such as the elderly and adolescents are included as well as the expansion of topics from previous editions. Chapters begin with focus questions and end with exercises for class work. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students on courses in psychology, sociology, counselling, social work and more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 165.1 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0534065406
  • 9780534065409

Table of contents

Part One: Introduction: basic issues in group work. A perspective on group process and practice. Ethical and professional guidelines for group leaders. Part Two: Group process: stages of development. Forming a group. Initial stage of a group. Transition stage of a group. Working stage of a group. Ending a group. Group process reviewed. Part Three: Group Practice: some specific groups. Groups for children. Groups for adolescents. Groups for adults. Groups for the elderly. Index. (Each chapter begins with an introduction. Chapters 1-7 also begin with focus questions and conclude with exercises. Chapters 9-12 conclude with a discussion of where to go from here and suggested readings.)show more

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