Concepts And Procedures, 3rd Edition
Routledge – 1998 – 457 pages
The fourth edition of this well-respected text, first published in 1979, is a timely and thorough revision of the existing material. Group Counseling has done well over the years, due in large part to its comprehensive history of group work as a counseling specialty, the practical nature of the authors' explanations, the diversity of sources the authors draw upon, and the international acclaim of Dr. Landreth's work on play and filial therapy. This text will provide both novice and experienced counselors with a framework from which to expand their group counseling skills and knowledge.
"Drs. Berg, Landreth, and Fall have so improved from their last edition that they now are the creators of the premium textbook for graduate students in professional counseling programs throughout the country. The authors have succeeded in writing a textbook that ranges from group creation to termination, group theory to technique, and from basic to advanced group conceptualization. As a counselor educator, I can’t wait to incorporate this textbook into my courses." -- Eric Schmidt, Educational Administration and Psychological Services, Texas State University
"Like good group leaders, Drs. Berg, Landreth, and Fall use both their knowledge and their personalities in their presentation of the material. The result is a book that not only informs, but encourages and motivates the reader to continue developing group work skills—whether the reader is a student or an established group leader." – H. George McMahon, Counseling and Psychological Services, Georgia State University
Rationale and History of Group Counseling. Our Theories of Group Counseling. Holistic Leadership Training. The Group Leader's Internal Experience. Co-leadership: Rationale and Implementation. Initiating a Counseling Group. Problems and Intervention Techniques in Group Counseling. Typical Issues in Group Counseling. Maintaining a Group: Process and Development. Termination, Evaluation and Follow-up. Group Counseling of Children and Adolescents. Filial Therapy, Families, and Relationship Groups. Group Counseling with Specific Populations. Appendix A: A Primer of Group Counseling Terminology. Appendix B: Association for Specialists in Group Work: Professional Standards for the Training of Group Workers. Appendix C: Group Leader Competencies. Index. About the Authors.