|Marguerite R. Carroll and Kurt L. Kraus
The authors of this fourth edition offer essential skills for emerging group leaders. Students and professionals with varied backgrounds in social work, counseling, and psychology will find a host of techniques, practical strategies, and concrete directions for leading groups. The text is intended for courses or workshops in group counseling, group process, and group supervision.
This edition is complete with extensive examples of leadership interventions, how to successfully navigate challenging issues, and establishing obtainable expectations for group members of various ages, settings, and purposes. Elements of Group Counseling provides specific strategies and interventions and is an essential tool and valuable guide for running successful groups.
Productive seating arrangements, ways to encourage members to participate, the length of sessions, approaches for reluctant members, issues of confidentiality, and much, much more are all discussed in this classic work.
- Addresses several different types of groups:
- support groups
- school groups
- family groups
- mental health groups
- stress management groups
- Explains the process of leading
- Offers concrete evidence for the effectiveness of the “here and now” approach
- Improves group counseling skills by featuring specific techniques and strategies
1. Introduction to the Interactional Approach
2. Setting Yourself Up for Success
3. The Here and Now
4. Goals and Legal Issues
5. Leader Interventions
6. Issues for the Leader
7. Working With Young People
8. Co-Leadership: A Question of Choice
Epilogue: A Group Odyssey