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Theory and Practice of Group Counseling 9th Edition

Gerald Corey

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Overview

THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, 9th Edition, gives students an in-depth overview of the eleven group counseling theories. In addition to illustrating how to put these theories into practice, this best seller guides students in developing their own syntheses of various aspects of the theories. With Corey's clear, straightforward writing style, students are able to easily grasp each theoretical concept and its relationship to group practice.

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.

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  • The great popularity of this bestseller stems from Corey's success in linking theory to successful practice-ultimately giving students the ability to integrate approaches to develop their own frameworks for effective group counseling. Each theory chapter follows a consistent outline, enabling students to easily compare and contrast different theoretical approaches across chapters. Each theory chapter also illustrates how the theory is used effectively in group practice.
  • The text is packed with examples, applications, and links from theory to practice throughout.
  • Part Three, “Application and Integration,” includes two chapters focused specifically on practical application. Chapter 17, “Comparisons, Contrasts, and Integration” features an integrative model of group counseling that illustrates how theories and approaches can be combined into a practical and unique synthesis. Chapter 18, “Evolution of a Group: An Integrative Perspective” follows a group in action, demonstrating how Marianne and Jerry Corey draw from various approaches as they lead groups. Students can watch this process unfold on the GROUPS IN ACTION: EVOLUTION AND CHALLENGES DVD/workbook.
  • Exposing students to dilemmas group leaders typically face, Chapter 3, “Ethical and Professional Issues in Group Practice” provides suggestions to reduce the chance of malpractice actions.
  • In keeping with the trend toward time-limited groups, new Chapter 16, “Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in Groups” highlights key concepts, techniques, and applications of brief, structured approaches to group work. Praised by reviewers, the chapter's effective “Application: Therapeutic Techniques and Procedures” section guides students from pre-therapy change to questioning, exception questions, the miracle question, scaling questions, the formula first session task, and therapy feedback to group members.
  • Corey integrates multicultural concerns into every chapter, highlighting the importance of ethical issues in working with multicultural populations and helping students develop the skills needed to become effective multicultural leaders.
  • This edition's greatly revised Chapter 10, “The Person-Centered Approach to Groups” features a section-written in collaboration with Dr. Natalie Rogers-showing students how art and movement can be included in the person-centered approach.
  • Chapter 13, “Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Groups” discusses the current cognitive behavioral trend that involves mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments that have potentially powerful clinical applications. Corey focuses specifically on how these treatments apply to group work. Coverage includes dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: BASIC ELEMENTS OF GROUP PROCESS: AN OVERVIEW.
1. Introduction to Group Work.
2. Group Leadership.
3. Ethical and Professional Issues in Group Practice.
4. Early Stages in the Development of a Group.
5. Later Stages in the Development of a Group.
Part II: THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO GROUP COUNSELING.
6. The Psychoanalytic Approach to Groups.
7. Adlerian Group Counseling.
8. Psychodrama in Groups.
9. The Existential Approach to Groups.
10. The Person-Centered Approach to Groups.
11. Gestalt Therapy in Groups.
12. Transactional Analysis in Groups.
13. Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Groups.
14. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Groups.
15. Choice Theory/Reality Therapy in Groups.
16. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in Groups.
Part III: INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION.
17. Comparisons, Contrasts, and Integration.
18. The Evolution of a Group: An Integrative Perspective.

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Student Manual

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Available to complement Corey's textbook, the Student Manual helps students experience group process techniques and gain maximum benefit from the textbook. The Student Manual includes suggested activities for the whole class and for small groups, ideas for supervised training groups, summary charts, self-inventories, study guides, comprehension checks and quizzes, group techniques, and examples of cases with open-ended alternatives for group counseling practice. New to the 9th Edition are mini-interviews with experts for each of the theories, who address these questions: (1) What attracted you to this particular theoretical orientation? How does the theory fit for the person you are? (2) What are some key concepts (and techniques) of this theory that are most applicable to the practice of group counseling? (3) How does this theory have particular relevance for addressing diversity and social justice issues in group work?

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Student Manual

ISBN: 9781305408142
The Student Manual helps you experience group process techniques and gain maximum benefit from Corey's textbook. The manual includes many activities, ideas for supervised training groups, summary charts, self-inventories, study guides, comprehension checks and quizzes, group techniques, and examples of cases with open-ended alternatives for group counseling practice. It also features experts discussing their personal perspective for each of the theories by addressing these questions: (1) What attracted you to this particular theoretical orientation? How does the theory fit for the person you are? (2) What are some key concepts (and techniques) of this theory that are most applicable to the practice of group counseling? (3) How does this theory have particular relevance for addressing diversity and social justice issues in group work?