The overriding theme of Group Work: Processes and Applications is a focus on the specialized group work that counselors perform from a systemic perspective in a multicultural context. This text briefly covers traditional theoretical approaches, focusing more on the techniques and applications of the approaches, but the core of the text involves the systemic approach to group work: preparing group leaders to facilitate the systemic group process, from planning the group through the four stages of group work: forming and orienting, transition, working, and termination. The content is aligned with 2016 CACREP standards. Numerous other techniques, covered, are linked with specific theoretical orientations.
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Foundations of Group Work 1. Introduction to Group Work: Historical Perspectives and Functional Group Models Bradley T. Erford and Gerta Bardhoshi 2. Ethical and Legal Foundations of Group Work Lynn E. Linde and Bradley T. Erford 3. Multicultural Issues in Group Work Bradley T. Erford 4. Outcome Research in Group Work Bradley T. Erford 5. Leading Groups Amy Milsom 6. Distinguishing Group Member Roles Carmen F. Salazar and George R. Leddick Section II: Systemic Group Work: Planning and Process 7. Planning for Group Work F. Robert Wilson and Michael Brubaker 8. Accountability in Group Work Bradley T. Erford 9. Forming and Orienting Groups Nathaniel N. Ivers and Rachel Carter 10. The Transition Stage in Group Work Bradley T. Erford 11. The Working Stage Kevin A. Fall and H. George McMahon 12. Termination Catherine Y. Chang and Bradley T. Erford 13. Group Work Across the Lifespan Bradley T. Erford Section III: Group Work in Action: Task and Psycho-educational Models 14. Leading Task Groups Bradley T. Erford 15. Leading Psychoeducational Groups Sam Steen, Julia Bryan, and Norma L. Day-Vines Section IV: Group Work in Action: Counseling and Psychotherapy Group Models and Theoretical Approaches 16. Person-Centered and Existential Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups: Theory, Techniques, and Applications Laura R. Haddock and Joel F. Diambra 17. The Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy Approaches to Group Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications Bradley T. Erford 18. Reality Therapy, Solution-focused, Behavioral Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups: Theory, Techniques, and Applications Bradley T. Erford and Gerta Bardhoshi 19. Adlerian, Gestalt, and Psychodrama Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups: Theory, Techniques, and Applications Darcie Davis-Gage, Laura R. Haddock, and Bradley T. Erford Epilogue Gerta Bardhoshi and Bradley T. Erford References Index
Bradley T. Erford, Phd is a professor in the human development counselling program of the Department of Human and Organizational Development in the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. He was the 2012-2013 President of the American Counseling Association (ACA). He has authored or edited more than 30 books. His research specialization falls primarily in development and technical analysis of psycho-educational tests and outcomes research and has resulted in the publication of more than 75 refereed journal articles, more than 100 book chapters, and 15 published tests. He has received numerous awards for his scholarship and service to the counselling profession from the ACA and the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), organizations within which he has held numerous leadership positions.