ERIC Number: ED403524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Comprehensive Group Work: What It Means & How To Teach It.
Conyne, Robert K.; And Others
The demand for group counseling is increasing in all sectors of society. This introductory-level text advances group work training and practice by offering examples of exemplary training models and curricula that are in compliance with recognized standards. It defines group work in comprehensive terms, reflecting the image of a "group work rainbow." The book is intended for counselor education faculty who are directly responsible for creating, teaching, and supervising the group work curriculum. It also should help counseling faculty who have an interest in group work. It is intended to offer practical information about group work training and is divided into three sections. Section 1 defines group work from a comprehensive perspective. Section 2, the main part of the text, describes in detail numerous training approaches. The chapters here are organized around core competencies that all counselors need to possess: group counseling, task and psychoeducation group work, and group psychotherapy. In section 3, the application of issues is addressed and a number of design principles for developing training experiences in comprehensive group work are presented. Five appendices contain information on professional standards, survey materials, and selected references. Contains an index and 163 references. (RJM)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselor Educators, Counselor Training, Group Counseling, Group Dynamics, Group Guidance, Group Therapy, Higher Education, Models, Practicum Supervision, Teaching Models, Training Methods
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (Order #72629, $27.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.