ERIC Number: ED344164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
The Counselor and the Group: Integrating Theory, Training, and Practice. Second Edition.
Trotzer, James P.
This book is intended for persons, particularly in the helping fields, who wish to develop or improve their understanding of the group process, and their leadership skills. Chapter 1 contains an introduction about group process including information about the book format, strategies for obtaining group experience, and selected references on training group workers. Chapter 2 provides a definition of group counseling. Advantages of group counseling are explained, such as safety factors in groups, social value of group counseling, and feedback for growth. Chapter 3 provides a rationale for group counseling. In this chapter a psychological framework is established and related to the group process. Chapter 4 discusses the process of group counseling, and defines stages within the dynamic of group process. Chapter 5 identifies the developmental tasks contained within the group process. Chapter 6 describes and delineates the qualities, skills, and functions of effective group leaders. Chapter 7 considers the various aspects of group membership of which a group leader needs to be aware. Chapters 8, 9, and 10 focus on the technical dimensions of group work as a means of providing hands-on tools for implementing group programs. Chapter 11 addresses the nature and use of communication activities in groups. Chapter 12 examines family theory as a group resource. Suggested activities are included throughout the book to demonstrate the concepts and provide first-hand involvement with the group counseling process. Chapters provide references. (LLL)
Descriptors: Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Counselors, Group Counseling, Leadership, Leadership Training
Accelerated Development Inc., Publishers, 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($30.95).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
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