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Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges 2nd Edition

Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey, Robert Haynes

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2006
  • 128 Pages


On GROUPS IN ACTION's exciting videos, students will see Marianne and Gerald Corey in action as they demonstrate their integrative approach to group work. Viewers will see a real group move through its various stages and will observe group members discuss real issues and present reactions in the group context. These compelling videos were filmed at a three-day intensive group and show the unfolding of a live group as the group members build "a circle of trust." The videos highlight 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. A new addition to these videos is a series of lecturettes featuring Dr. Gerald Corey. The accompanying exercises provide students with exercises and explorations directly linked to the videos and the book, GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE. GROUPS IN ACTION is available as a DVD, CourseMate Website Printed Access Code, and Workbook package.

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.

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).

Robert Haynes,

Robert Haynes is a licensed clinical psychologist and producer of psychology video programs for Borderline Productions. Haynes received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and is a member of the APA, ACA, and ACES. He has been actively involved in professional psychology through clinical practice, as well as teaching, consulting, leading workshops, and writing on a variety of topics. Haynes recently retired after 25 years as training director of the accredited clinical psychology internship program at Atascadero State Hospital in California. He has co-authored multimedia projects with the Coreys including the EVOLUTION OF A GROUP: STUDENT VIDEO AND WORKBOOK and STUDENT VIDEO AND WORKBOOK FOR THE ART OF INTEGRATIVE COUNSELING, and the ETHICS IN ACTION CD-ROM.
  • In a new third program, "Lecturette on Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling," Gerald Corey presents a one-hour lecture on the main theories of group counseling. This program also describes some techniques associated with the various theoretical frameworks, including psychodynamic, experiential-relationship oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and postmodern approaches. The Lecturette concludes with a discussion of how an integrative approach to group counseling draws from a variety of these therapeutic approaches.
  • The Student Workbook now includes a new section to accompany the Lecturette, complete with a description of the Main Points and Questions for Reflection for each section of the Lecturette.
  • Responding to student and reviewer input, the Questions for Reflection sections have been streamlined.
  • A new section, "In Class Exercise: Questions for Small Group Discussion and Reflecting Teams," appears in eight places, offering relevant activities for in-class discussion regarding the video program.
  • The exercises and videos available on the DVD/Workbook are now available in an online format via Counseling CourseMate. GROUPS IN ACTION is available as a DVD, CourseMate Website Printed Access Code, and Workbook package.
  • The workbook includes exercises that correlate directly with each segment of the video, as well as self-assessments and self-inventories; skills checklists; the Coreys' commentary; questions for application, discussion, and reflection; references to the main text; and more.
  • By watching the "Challenges for Group Workers" video, students will explore critical issues often faced by group counselors, discover ways of reframing resistance, and find examples of how to work therapeutically with defensive behaviors.
  • This groundbreaking videos offer students a contemporary, accessible showcase of real group work in action.
  • In the "Evolution of a Group" video segments, viewers will see a wide variety of group techniques demonstrated, including the ways in which a group leader can facilitate the group process and build cohesion.
  • In the second video training program, "Challenges for Group Workers," students watch a one-hour program covering approximately 10 to 12 of the most problematic situations that group counselors often encounter. Marianne Corey and Gerald Corey co-lead the workshop, which features eight group members.
  • "Challenges for Group Workers" features a 40-minute program on "Addressing Diversity Issues in Group Work," which addresses a number of multicultural issues, such as culture and identity, challenges with language, stereotypes, and acknowledging likenesses and differences.
Segment 1: Forming a Group.
Segment 2: The Initial Stage.
1. Early Developments and Interactions. 2. Some Teaching about Groups. 3. The Dyad Exercise. 4. Shared Responsibility. 5. Role Plays. 6. Making Contracts. 7. Direct Talk. 8. Look and See. 9. Dealing with Conflict. 10. What Will Get in Your Way in this Group? Commentary: The Initial Stage.
Segment 3: The Transition Stage.
11. Building Safety. 12. Linking the Work of Members. 13. "How Was the Day?" Commentary: The Transition Stage. Day 2. 14. Checking-In with Members. 15. Furthering of Trust Building. 16. Creating Safety. Commentary: More on the Transition Stage.
Segment 4: The Working Stage.
17. Who Wants to Work? 18. Commentary on Casey’s Work. 19. Symbolic Exploration through Role-Playing. 20. Jyl’s Loss of Her Father. 21. Never Good Enough. 22. Wanting Approval. 23. Working with Metaphors. 24. Working with Relationships. 25. Andrew’s Struggle of Keeping Pain Inside. Commentary: The Working Stage.
Segment 5: The Ending Stage.
26. Reflecting on Afterthoughts. 27. Preparing Members for Termination. 28. Dealing with Unexpected Conflict. 29. Keeping Members Focused. Commentary: The Ending Stage. Credits.
Segment 1: Challenges Dealing with Difficult Behaviors in Group.
1. Checking-In: What Was it Like to Return to Group. 2. The Leaders Let Me Down. 3. I’m Not Feeling Safe in Here. 4. I Didn’t Want to Come Back to Group. 5. I’m in This Group Against My Will. 6. Emotions Make Me Uncomfortable. 7. I’m Self-Conscious About My Accent. 8. I Want the Leaders to Disclose More. 9. I Learn A Lot by Being Quiet. Commentary. The Group Resumes. 10. Silence Serves a Function. 11. I Feel Pressured to Disclose. 12. What’s Wrong with Helping Others? 13. Can’t We Stop All This Conflict? 14. I Feel Weak When I Show Feelings. 15. Checking-Out: What Is Each of You Taking From This Session? Commentary.
Segment 2: Challenges of Addressing Diversity Issues.
Introduction to Segment #2. 16. What Does My Culture Have to Do with My Identity? 17. I Feel Different From Others Here. 18. Sometimes I Want to Exclude Others. 19. I Struggle with Language. 20. I Resent Being Stereotyped. 21. We Are Alike and We Are Different. 22. I Express Myself Better in My Native Language. 23. I Am Colorblind. 24. I Know Little About My Culture. 25. I Want More Answers From You Leaders. Commentary on Diversity. Final Closing Commentary. Credits.
1. Introduction. 2. Psychodynamic Approaches. 3. Experiential and Relationship Oriented Approaches. 4. Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches. 5. Postmodern Approaches. 6. An Integrative Approach.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781285164151
An online Instructor's Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

Online Test Bank

ISBN: 9781285164182
An online Test Bank accompanies this book. It contains assessment support including true/false, multiple choice, matching, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

Online PowerPoints

ISBN: 9781285857572