Foundations of Group Counseling, 1st edition

  • David Capuzzi
  • David Capuzzi


Give prospective counselors a solid foundation for group counseling with a practical, application-based approach
Foundations of Group Counseling offers a broad perspective on group work and balances major issues and essential knowledge with practical guidelines and how-to strategies. Chapters written by expert scholars cover many topics in-depth that are often ignored by comparable books. Separate chapters provide thorough coverage of group work and addictions, group work with children, groups for adolescents, groups with older adults, and facilitating groups with challenging member behaviors. Combining practice, research, and theory, this unique text offers students the tools and strategies they need for successful group work practice.

Table of contents

Part I: Foundations for Group Work
1. An Overview of Group Work
David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer

2. Group Work: Stages and Issues
Mark D. Stauffer and David Capuzzi

3. Group Counseling: Elements of Effective Leadership
David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer

4. Group Work: Theories and Applications
Jeannie Falkner, David Capuzzi, and Mark D. Stauffer

5. Group Work: Ethical/Legal Considerations
Delini M. Fernando and Barbara J. Herlihy

6. Diversity and Multicultural Group Counseling
Deborah J. Rubel and Jane E. Atieno Okech

7. Efficacy and Evaluation of Group Work
Cass Dykeman

8. The Four Types of Groups: Work/Task, Psychoeducational, Counseling, and Psychotherapy Groups
Melinda Haley and Jonathan W. Carrier

Part II: Useful Approaches and Best Practices
9. Creative Approaches to Group Work
Thelma Duffey and Shane Haberstroh

10. Facilitating Groups with Challenging Member Behaviors
Jonathan J. Orr

11. Group Work with Children: Applications for School and Other Settings
Tamara E. Davis

12. Groups for Adolescents
Janice DeLucia

13. Groups with Individuals, Couples, and Families in Mental Health Settings
Cynthia A. Briggs, Linda H. Foster, and Martina Moore

14. Groups in Rehabilitation Settings
Debra A. Harley and Byung Jin Kim

15. Groups with Older Adults: Loss, Transitions, and End-of-Life Issues
Ann Vernon

16. Support Along the Journey: Groups Focused on Addiction and Recovery
Mita M. Johnson

17. Group Work: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients
Stephanie F. Hall, Jessica R. Burkholder, and David U. Burkholder

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Published by Pearson (March 9th 2018) - Copyright © 2019