Groups: A Counseling Specialty, 8th edition

  • Samuel T. Gladding


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Current, comprehensive, and clearly written, this book gives readers what they need to know about group therapy, group counseling, and work groups.
Groups: A Counseling Specialty is a comprehensive look at groups, covering the history of group work, the dynamics of groups, leadership in groups, ethical issues in groups, multicultural aspects of groups, stages of group development, groups across the life span, and the theoretical basis for working with groups. The coverage is current, the style is clear and interesting, and the book challenges students to reflect on what they have learned, as well as on their own experiences in groups.

The 8th Edition contains 14 new Brief Case studies, 11 new Reflections, a new chapter on the theories of working with groups (Ch. 17), and over 120 new and updated references. This revision also contains more material on the history of groups (Ch. 18) and leading figures in this specialty.

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Table of contents

PART I: Group Development
1. Types of Groups and Group Work    
2. Group Dynamics    
3. Effective Group Leadership    
4. Forming a Group    
5. The Transition Period in a Group: Storming and Norming    
6. The Working Stage in a Group: Performing    
7. Closing a Group    
PART II: Diversity, Social Justice, Creativity, and Ethical/Legal Aspects of Groups
8. Diversity and Social Justice in Group Work    
9. Specialty Groups and Creativity in Groups    
10. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Working with Groups    
PART III: Groups Throughout the Life Span
11. Groups for Children    
12. Groups for Adolescents    
13. Groups for Adults    
14. Groups for Older Adults    
PART IV: Theoretical Approaches to Groups
15. Reality Therapy, Adlerian, and Person-centered Groups
16. Existential, Gestalt, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Transactional Analysis Groups     
17. Solution-focused, Narrative, and Psychodrama Groups    
18. History of Group Work  
Appendix A: Some Prominent Self-Help Group Organizations   

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