"What I really like about the 7th edition is the additions to the text seem to come from the authors' experience as group leaders or as counselor educators. For example, the futher explanation of the types of anxiety a client may feel (of sounding 'not intelligent', of being overcome by intense emotions, etc.) seem to come from feedback given to the authors from actual clients or counselors-in-training."
— Jennifer Smirnoff, University of Toledo
"The new material that addresses cultural issues in group leading has been integrated seamlessly into this new edition."
— Jamie Bludworth
"I found the current manuscript to be well written, practical (while citing a variety of examples), informative (while including updated research), and encouraging to me as a practitioner. The integration and emphasis of a multicultural perspective throughout the text enlightens the reader about the importance of being sensitive while working with diverse populations. The authors have succeeded again in sharing the wisdom of their many years of group experience as counselor educators and practioners to further the professional development of neophyte or beginning counselors, as well as seasoned group counselors in a variety of settings."
— George Williams, The Citadel, Charleston, SC
"I have reviewed a couple other group texts and I like this one (and use it in my group counseling course) because it covers all the essential elements of group counseling without getting heavily bogged down in theoretical excess.' Also: '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
"Regarding Evolution of a Group Video: 'It is probably the best group therapy video on th marketing regarding its teaching usefulness. Whether the accompanying text is used or not in conjunction with the video, the video itself is a very important addition to teaching group therapy to students."
— Mark Leach, University of Southern Mississippi
"Overall, the text is extremely readable. The language is suitable for both beginning and experienced counselors and counselor students. The Corey's use of first person throughout the text personalizes the material. Students are also appreciative of their willingness to present examples from their own experiences rather than discussing classic 'textbook' scenarios. I am also appreciative of the section on 'Ethical Issues in Training Group Counselors.' While universal safeguards are outlined, the authors allow for various approaches/styles for teaching this course."
— Brent Richardson, Xavier University
"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, Counselor Education Department