Groups: Process and Practice, 7th Edition

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  • Marianne Schneider Corey
  • Gerald Corey California State University, Fullerton (Emeritus)
  • ISBN-10: 0534607950
  • ISBN-13: 9780534607951
  • 480 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1997, 1992
  • © 2006 | Published
 

About The Solution

Overview

Drawing on their extensive clinical experience in working with groups, Marianne and Gerald Corey provide a realistic approach to the blending of theory with practice in group work. This best-selling text has been updated with new examples, guidelines, insights, and ideas that demonstrate how group leaders can apply the basic issues and key concepts of the group process to a variety of groups. Offering up-to-date coverage of both the "what is" and the ''how to'' of group counseling, the Seventh Edition features a greater focus on group work with children, the elderly, issues in both women's and men's groups and in school settings.


Features/Benefits

  • GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE covers the group process from the initial to ending stages and includes practice information with specific groups.
  • Case examples and dialogues throughout illustrate the group process, interventions, and other important concepts.
  • The text includes twenty types of groups broken into age categories (children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly) along with guidelines for working with each group and where to go for further information.
  • Thorough coverage of cultural diversity provides specific material on awareness, knowledge, and the skills needed to become a culturally competent practitioner.
  • 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.
  • The text covers the group counselor as a person and a professional, addresses skills of group leadership (including the co-leadership model), and discusses the training of group counselors.
  • Thought-provoking questions, summaries, exercises, and suggested readings involve students and help them master the material.
  • The Book Companion Website includes chapter-by-chapter online tutorial quizzes, a final exam, chapter outlines, chapter objectives, Web links, flashcards, and more!

What's New

  • The addition of three new groups--groups with abused children, parents with depressed children, and successful aging groups--provides students with additional application examples.
  • Increased infusion of diversity themes within most chapters, plus expanded discussions on becoming a diversity and sexual-orientation competent group counselor, help students learn about the importance of cultural competency and how to become culturally competent. This new material also provides guidelines for working with diverse populations and offers suggestions for modifying interventions to meet these groups' needs.
  • A new DVD and workbook package, GROUPS IN ACTION: EVOLUTION AND CHALLENGES, includes two sections: "Evolution of a Group," which shows a real group through the group process, and Challenges Facing Group Leaders," which provides therapeutic ways for dealing with common dilemmas encountered in group work. Most chapters in GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE include exercises and references to video segments, giving students a guide to "see" groups in action.
  • Updated coverage of ethical issues, such as informed consent, involuntary membership, confidentiality, working with diverse populations and legal aspects, ways to minimize malpractice actions, and the use of technology, provides students with the tools necessary to practice in an ethically competent manner.
  • Research and references have been updated; over 140 new references have been added!
  • The Coreys have expanded and updated their treatment of professional training standards for group counselors and ethical issues in training group counselors.
  • The text includes increased coverage of group work with children and elderly, group work in schools, and issues pertaining to both women's and men's groups.
  • This edition includes an updated discussion of short-term groups, task groups, counseling groups, psychoeducational groups, and brief groups.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION: BASIC ISSUES IN GROUP WORK.
1. Introduction to Group Work.
2. The Group Counselor: Person and Professional.
3. Ethical and Legal Issues in Group Counseling.
Part II: GROUP PROCESS: STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT.
4. Forming a Group.
5. Initial Stage of a Group.
6. Transition Stage of a Group.
7. Working Stage of a Group.
8. Final Stage of a Group.
Part III: APPLICATION OF GROUP PROCESS TO SPECIFIC GROUPS.
9. Groups for Children.
10. Groups for Adolescents.
11. Groups for Adults.
12. Groups for the Elderly.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 0534607977 | ISBN-13: 9780534607975)

The updated and expanded Instructor's Resource Manual contains a wealth of ideas and tools to use in and out of class, including chapter outlines, chapter objectives, key terms, Web links, multiple-choice test items, essay exam questions, transparency masters, questions for reflection and discussion, case vignettes, and additional exercises and activities (such as role-playing exercises and small-group discussion ideas). Added features include guidelines for using the GROUPS IN ACTION: EVOLUTION AND CHALLENGES DVD and Workbook with GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, test questions for each video, reading suggestions for instructors to aid in course preparation, a survey of trends in group counseling courses, and sample course outlines. The Coreys share insights on their approach to workshops in training and supervising group leaders, and they pay special attention to the sensitive issue of dual relationships as it pertains to the instructor's role of teaching group courses with an experiential and didactic slant.


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Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges  (ISBN-10: 0534638007 | ISBN-13: 9780534638009)

In this exciting video with accompanying workbook (designed for student purchase as an interactive tool), students will see Marianne and Jerry Corey in action as they demonstrate their integrative approach to group work. As the two-hour video unfolds, viewers will see a real group—not actors role-playing—move through its various stages and will observe group members discuss real issues and present reactions in the group context. The accompanying student workbook provides exercises and explorations that link the video to the Coreys’ best selling group books: GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, GROUP TECHNIQUES, and THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING (both the textbook and the Student Manual). This compelling video was filmed at a three-day intensive group and shows the unfolding of a live group as they build “a circle of trust.” The video highlights the development of the group process by showing segments of the group work that occurred over the three-day session. Throughout the video, the Coreys demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and skills, including: how to deal with members’ hesitation and resistance, their feelings of not being “good” enough, their fears of being judged, their difficulties with intimate relationships, and their unresolved issues with parents.


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Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges  (ISBN-10: 0534638007 | ISBN-13: 9780534638009)

In this exciting video with accompanying workbook (which you can purchase as an interactive tool), you will see Marianne and Jerry Corey in action as they demonstrate their integrative approach to group work. As the two-hour video unfolds, viewers will see a real group—not actors role-playing—move through its various stages and will observe group members discuss real issues and present reactions in the group context. The accompanying workbook provides exercises and explorations that link the video to the Coreys’ best selling group books: GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, GROUP TECHNIQUES, and THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING (both the textbook and the Student Manual).


Meet the Author

About the Author

Marianne Schneider Corey

Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and is 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 was the recipient of this organization's Eminent Career Award in 2001. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She is the co-author of several counseling textbooks, and has made educational DVD programs on various aspects of counseling practice. Marianne has been involved in leading groups for different populations, providing training and supervision workshops in group process, facilitating self-exploration groups for graduate students in counseling, and co-facilitating training groups for group counselors and weeklong residential workshops in personal growth. With her husband, Jerry Corey, she has given many presentations at professional conferences and has conducted training workshops, continuing education seminars, and personal growth groups in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, and Korea.

Gerald Corey

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey taught undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. He has also made several educational DVD programs on various aspects of counseling practice. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. The two received the Association for Specialists in Group Work's Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

"I have used this text for a number of years and each edition gets better and better. I applaud the clarity and examples provided for each stage."
— Carolyn Magnuson, Lincoln University of Missouri
"I have reviewed countless other texts, but I have never found a text that is as student-friendly, applied, and consistent with the process of the group class."
— Brenda Rust O’Beirne, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
"The self-assessments, thought questions and inventories are valuable and a hallmark of Corey texts. The exercises in each chapter are great and I have successfully used them with my students. The scenarios are appropriate and relevant to what students are bound to encounter as they work with group members and they have not only stimulated an environment where I can point out concepts and dynamics from my lectures, but they actually act as a springboard for the work that students might do in their experiential group."
— Matthew Buckley, Delta State University