Higher Education

Group Techniques, 4th Edition

  • Gerald Corey California State University, Fullerton (Emeritus)
  • Marianne Schneider Corey
  • Patrick Callanan California State University, Fullerton
  • J. Michael Russell California State University, Fullerton
  • ISBN-10: 0534612695  |  ISBN-13: 9780534612696
  • 240 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1992, 1988
  • © 2015 | Published
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About

Overview

More than a recipe book of techniques that group leaders can pull out at the right time, this book encourages readers to use techniques sensitively and creatively in their own groups, and to go one step further to invent their own techniques. The authors draw on their combined experiences as teachers, as consultants to mental-health professionals, and as private practitioners to provide a realistic approach to group work. Emphasizing that techniques are means, not ends, the book is designed to enhance the group leader's ability to generate a therapeutic and human rapport between leader and members.

Features and Benefits

  • This book helps readers understand the connection between theory and practice, with emphasis on the various techniques that are associated with the major group counseling theories.
  • The authors draw upon their clinical experiences in leading groups and training group leaders to flesh out examples and discussion of key concepts.
  • The book's design, along with its numerous activities, allows it to be a text, a student manual, and a reference work for practitioners.
  • The authors present techniques for creating trust, dealing with resistance, starting a session, working with dreams, working with intense emotions, and ending a session. They also offer specific examples to help students better understand what happens during each stage of a group session.
  • Students learn about the role of cultural factors in the use of group techniques.
  • Brief commentaries provide information on how the examples described in the book are related to different group counseling theories.
  • Direct references to THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING in Chapters 3 through 7 help students see how the specific techniques relate to the theories.

Table of Contents

1. The Role of Techniques.
2. Ethical Issues in Using Group Techniques.
3. Techniques for Forming Groups.
4. Techniques for the Initial Stage.
5. Techniques for the Transition Stage.
6. Techniques for the Working Stage.
7. Techniques for the Final Stage.

What's New

  • This edition provides more thorough explanations of the therapeutic rationale for the various techniques described in each chapter.
  • Techniques are linked to theoretical orientations of group counseling that are described in detail in Gerald Corey's THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, Eighth Edition (©2012).
  • Research and references are updated in each chapter, and a greater number of examples from various types of groups are included.
  • Additional and updated dialogues further illuminate the material.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gerald Corey

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.

Marianne Schneider Corey

Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and is a National Certified Counselor. Marianne has been actively involved in providing training and supervision workshops in group process for human-services students and professionals; she regularly facilitates a self-exploration group for graduate students in counseling and co-facilitates weeklong residential workshops in personal growth. With Jerry, Marianne has conducted workshops in various countries.

Patrick Callanan

Patrick Callanan is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Santa Ana, California, and a National Certified Counselor. In his private practice he works with individuals, couples, and families. Patrick is on the part-time faculty of the Human Services Program at California State University at Fullerton, where he regularly teaches the internship course. He also offers his time each year to the university to assist in training and supervising group leaders, and co-teaches an undergraduate course in ethical and professional issues.

J. Michael Russell

J. Michael Russell is professor of philosophy and human services at California State University at Fullerton, a psychoanalyst in private practice, and a core faculty member and training analyst of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute. He has been leading workshops and teaching courses in personal growth since 1971, when he obtained his doctorate in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He became a National Certified Counselor in 1984, a registered Research Psychoanalyst in 1985, and a Graduate Psychoanalyst in 1988. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association and the Association for Specialists in Group Work.