Dynamics and Skills of Group Counseling
Drawing from the author's vast experience as teacher, researcher, and practitioner, Lawrence Shulman's "Dynamics and Skills of Group Counseling, ... Show synopsis Drawing from the author's vast experience as teacher, researcher, and practitioner, Lawrence Shulman's "Dynamics and Skills of Group Counseling, International Edition" equips students in the helping professions with a solid introduction to methods for effective group counseling. Guided by theory, empirical research, years of teaching experience, his own group practice, and the wisdom of colleagues, Shulman's text brings concepts to life with vivid cases that include 'Record of Service' reports and dialogue from actual groups. These illustrative examples connect theory to current practice and address the day-to-day realities of leading counseling groups. Extremely practical, the book presents students with a clear format on how to run a group built around four phases of work: the preliminary (preparatory) phase; the beginning (contracting) phase; the middle (work) phase; and, the ending and transition phase. Recognizing the broad applications of these methods, the latter part of the text shows how these lessons can be applied to a wide range of settings. Reflecting the latest research and practices, "Dynamics and Skills of Group Counseling, International Edition" delivers an insightful, authoritative, and comprehensive introduction to the field.