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Groups: Process and Practice 9th Edition

Marianne Schneider Corey, Gerald Corey, Cindy Corey

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  • Previous Editions 2010, 2006, 2002
  • 480 Pages
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Drawing on their extensive clinical experience in working with groups, Marianne, Gerald, and Cindy Corey provide a realistic approach to the blending of theory with practice in group work. A new Chapter 4, "Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling," has been added to this best-selling text, along with new examples, guidelines, insights, and an enhanced diversity perspective. Offering up-to-date coverage of both the "what is" and the "how to" of group counseling, the ninth edition incorporates the latest research, ethical guidelines, and practices to ensure student success both in the classroom and after it. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections

Marianne Schneider Corey, Consultant

Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and a National Certified Counselor. She received her master's degree in marriage, family, and child counseling from Chapman College. She is a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work and received the organization's Eminent Career Award in 2001. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011, and is a member of that organization. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. In the past 40 years, Marianne Schneider Corey and Jerry Corey have presented workshops in group counseling for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. In addition to ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, Dr. Corey has coauthored the following Cengage books: GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, 10th Edition (2018, with Gerald Corey and Cindy Corey); I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE, 11th Edition (2018, with Gerald Corey and Michelle Muratori); BECOMING A HELPER, 7th Edition (2016, with Gerald Corey); and GROUP TECHNIQUES, 4th Edition (2015, with Gerald Corey, Patrick Callanan, and Michael Russell).

Gerald Corey, California State University, Fullerton (Emeritus)

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California. He is a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; and a National Certified Counselor. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Both Jerry and Marianne Corey received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011, and both also received the Eminent Career Award from ASGW in 2001. Dr. Jerry Corey was given the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling and ethics in counseling. He is the author or coauthor of 15 textbooks in counseling currently in print, along with more than 60 journal articles and book chapters.

Cindy Corey, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, San Diego

Cindy Corey is a California licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Diego, California. She worked for over a decade as a full-time Visiting Professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University, in both the Community Based Block and Marriage and Family Therapy programs. She received her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego and her Doctorate (PsyD) in Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in Alhambra, California. Dr. Corey has focused much of her work in the area of counselor education, specializing in multicultural training, social justice, and community outreach. In addition to teaching at San Diego State University, she taught part time in the PsyD program at Alliant International University in Alhambra. She has also worked as a contracted clinician for Survivors of Torture International, focusing primarily on helping Sudanese refugee youths to adjust to life in the United States, gain employment, and attend colleges and universities. Dr. Corey works as a multicultural consultant and has created clinical intervention programs, training manuals, and diversity sensitive curriculum for a variety of schools, businesses, and organizations in the San Diego area. Her private practice focuses mainly on working with women, couples, counselors, and graduate students in counseling programs.
  • Each chapter has been carefully reviewed and updated to present the current research, thinking, and trends in practice.
  • Chapter 1, "Introduction to Group Work," offers an updated discussion of brief groups.
  • Chapter 3, "Ethical and Legal Issues in Group Counseling," has been revised to encompass a comprehensive discussion of both ethical aspects of group work and risk management practices. It covers updated material on the ethical and legal aspects of group counseling, as well as other topics such as ethical issues in training group workers. It also presents new sections on social justice issues in group work and on ethical concerns in using group techniques.
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  • A new Chapter 4, "Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling," addresses the relationship between theory and technique. This new chapter is organized by these four general theories: psychodynamics approaches, experiential and relationship-oriented approaches, cognitive behavioral approaches, and postmodern approaches to group counseling. It covers such topics as using theory as a roadmap in practice; using group techniques effectively; viewing a group through a multicultural lens; the relationship of theory to technique; various theoretical approaches to practice; and more. Also included is a brief discussion of developing an integrative approach to group counseling.
  • Chapter 6, "Initial Stage of a Group," includes a new section on identifying and exploring common fears of group members.
  • Chapter 7, "Transition Stage of a Group," offers a reframing and reconceptualization of resistance and provides a discussion on understanding and working with difficult group behaviors therapeutically. The authors include more emphasis on understanding and honoring clients' resistance, new material on motivational interviewing as a way to address ambivalence and to increase motivation to change, a more complete discussion of considering conflict and confrontation from a cultural perspective, additional examples of both leader behavior and member behavior pertaining to dealing with mistrust in a group and how to increase trust, an expanded discussion of the role of transference and countertransference, including guidelines for dealing effectively with countertransference, and more.
  • Chapter 8, "The Working Stage," includes an expanded discussion of the therapeutic factors operating in a group. There is a revised and expanded section on what research says about group cohesion.
  • Chapter 9, "The Final Stage," contains updated literature on the tasks of terminating a group experience. The authors have increased their emphasis on dealing with emotional reactions pertaining to termination, and present revised material on addressing unfinished business in a group. There is a new section on personal gestures in expressing the meaning of a group experience.
  • End-of-chapter exercises now include a guide to the GROUPS IN ACTION: EVOLUTION AND CHALLENGES (available on DVD/Workbook and CourseMate). This integrated program has been updated with "Lecturettes on Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling," an hour-long third program that consists of Gerald Corey presenting an overview of various theories and their application to techniques in group work. The workbook that accompanies this DVD program has been revised and expanded to include key points and questions for reflection on the third program on lecturettes on theories and techniques of group counseling.
  • GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE covers the group process from the initial to ending stages and includes practice information with specific groups. The text portrays the group counselor as both person and a professional, addresses skills of group leadership (including the co-leadership model), and discusses the training of group counselors.
  • Cindy Corey's expertise in multicultural counseling lends additional emphasis on this important perspective on the practice of group work.
  • Case examples and dialogues throughout illustrate the group process, interventions, and other important concepts.
  • The text includes 13 group proposals with guidelines to help students design groups specifically for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in school and community settings.
  • Current trends in ethical, legal, and professional issues, as well as strategies for creating and maintaining trust, provide students with the critical information they need to confront and resolve the questions they will face in practice.
  • Thought-provoking questions, summaries, exercises, and suggested readings involve students and help them master the material.
  • The multimedia self-study program, GROUPS IN ACTION: EVOLUTION AND CHALLENGES, can be used as a video and enrichment resource to accompany the text. GROUPS IN ACTION has been updated with new Lecturettes by Gerald Corey, and is now available on DVD and online through Cengage Learning's CourseMate website.
  • In addition to bringing the book thoroughly in line with the new CACREP standards, the authors have incorporated up-to-date research and references throughout the text.
  • The instructor supplements include an updated Instructor's Resource Manual and Test Bank.
1. Introduction to Group Work.
2. The Group Counselor.
3. Ethical and Legal Issues in Group Counseling.
4. Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling.
5. Forming a Group.
6. Initial Stage of a Group.
7. Transition Stage of a Group.
8. The Working Stage.
9. The Final Stage.
10. Groups in School Settings.
11. Groups in Community Settings.
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Online Instructor's Resource Manual

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Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as brief chapter outlines, chapter summaries, extensively detailed chapter lecture outlines, lecture suggestions, video suggestions, and creative lecture and teaching suggestions. This manual also contains student learning objectives, key terms, essay/discussion questions, student activities, discussion exercises, and Internet exercises.

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These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

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