Approaches to Group Work: A Handbook for Practitioners
©2003 |Pearson | Out of print
David Capuzzi, Walden University
©2003 |Pearson | Out of print
A supplemental text for Group Counseling Practicum courses, courses in Group Theory, and Internships.
Intended as a supplement to a theoretical counseling text, this handbook presents twenty-three practical approaches to working with children, adolescents, and adults on such goals as making friends, succeeding in school, planning a career, and being a good parent. Taken together, these ideas will well equip future counselors to address a variety of issues in a wide range of settings.
Helps students compare and contrast modalities—task, psycho educational, counseling, and psychotherapy—to determine a “best fit” between modality and client group.
Gives the beginning practitioner a solid framework for structuring therapeutic group experiences.
Illustrates the versatility of text approaches—lets students see that almost any approach can be adapted for almost any group.
Provides a broad knowledge base that illustrates the wide range of group techniques—makes it easy for students to find a match to fit their clients and theirgoals.
PART ONE: GROUP WORK WITH CHILDREN.
PART TWO: GROUP WORK WITH ADOLESCENTS.
PART THREE: GROUP WORK WITH ADULTS.
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David Capuzzi, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.P.C., is a past president of the American Counseling Association (formerly the American Association for Counseling and Development) and is professor and coordinator of Counselor Education in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
A former editor of The School Counselor, Dr. Capuzzi has authored a number of textbook chapters and monographs on the topic of preventing adolescent suicide and is coeditor and author, with Dr. Larry Golden, of Helping Families Help Children: Family Interventions with School Related Problems and Preventing Adolescent Suicide. He co-authored and edited Youth at Risk: A Prevention Resource for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents; Introduction to the Counseling Profession; Introduction to Group Counseling and Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions with Douglas R. Gross. He has authored or co-authored articles in a number of ACA-related journals.
A frequent speaker and keynoter at professional conferences and institutes, Dr. Capuzzi has also consulted with a variety of school districts and community agencies interested in initiating prevention and intervention strategies for adolescents at risk for suicide. He has facilitated the development of suicide prevention, crisis management, and post intervention programs in communities throughout the United States; provides training on the topics of "youth at risk" and "grief and loss"; and serves as an invited adjunct faculty member at other universities as time permits. He is the first recipient of ACA's Kitty Cole Human Rights Award.
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