Groups: Process and Practice,
10th Edition

Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Gerald Corey, Cindy Corey

ISBN-13: 9781305865709 | ISBN-10: 1305865707

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 576 pages

List Price USD $199.95


Learn to blend theory with practice in group work with Marianne, Gerald, and Cindy Corey's GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE. Focusing on the "what is" and the "how to" of group counseling, the authors use up-to-date examples, guidelines, insights, and an enhanced diversity perspective to show you how group leaders can apply the key concepts of the group process to a variety of groups. You'll receive practical guidance on working with groups of children, adolescents, and adults in both school settings and community settings. Many new activities encourage active learning, enabling you to see clinical applications come to life in the content that is covered. Also available: the MindTap online learning experience, which includes videos of group counseling sessions that further help to prepare you for professional practice.

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Meet the Authors

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Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and a National Certified Counselor. She received her master's degree in marriage, family and child counseling from Chapman College. A Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work, she and Gerald Corey received its Eminent Career Award in 2001. In 2011 they received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association, of which she is a member. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. In the past 40 years, she and Gerald Corey have presented workshops in group counseling for mental health professionals at universities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England and Ireland. In addition to BECOMING A HELPER, which has been translated into Korean and Japanese, she is co-author of ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, 10th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Cindy Corey), which has been translated into Japanese, Chinese and Korean; GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, 10th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Cindy Corey), which has been translated into Korean, Chinese and Polish; I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE, 11th Edition (with Gerald Corey and Michelle Muratori), which has been translated into Chinese; and GROUP TECHNIQUES, Fourth Edition (with Gerald Corey, Patrick Callanan and Michael Russell), which has been translated into Portuguese, Korean, Japanese and Czech. Along with Gerald Corey and Robert Haynes, she also created two educational video programs: "Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges DVD and Workbook" (2014) and "Ethics in Action: DVD and Workbook" (2015).

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in group counselling and ethics in counselling. He received his doctorate in counselling from the University of Southern California. Dr Corey is a Diplomate in Counselling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; and a National Certified Counsellor. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a Fellow of the American Counselling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. He and Marianne Schneider Corey received ASGW's Eminent Career Award in 2001 and the American Mental Health Counsellors Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. He received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. Dr Corey is the author or co-author of 16 textbooks in counselling currently in print, along with more than 60 journal articles and book chapters.

Cindy Corey is a California licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Diego, California. She worked for over a decade as a full-time Visiting Professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University, in both the Community Based Block and Marriage and Family Therapy programs. She received her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego and her Doctorate (PsyD) in Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in Alhambra, California. Dr. Corey has focused much of her work in the area of counselor education, specializing in multicultural training, social justice, and community outreach. In addition to teaching at San Diego State University, she taught part time in the PsyD program at Alliant International University in Alhambra. She has also worked as a contracted clinician for Survivors of Torture International, focusing primarily on helping Sudanese refugee youths to adjust to life in the United States, gain employment, and attend colleges and universities. Dr. Corey works as a multicultural consultant and has created clinical intervention programs, training manuals, and diversity sensitive curriculum for a variety of schools, businesses, and organizations in the San Diego area. Her private practice focuses mainly on working with women, couples, counselors, and graduate students in counseling programs.

  • Learning in Action activities can be completed with the entire class, in small groups, and at home. These activities can be done in academic settings, and many are also appropriate to use in clinical settings with group members. Topics include self-assessment of group leadership skills, identifying and exploring common fears among group members, and Googling a classmate (to spark discussion of how a counselor's behavior in the private arena can affect how he or she is perceived professionally).
  • A Critical Incident activity in select chapters provides a clinical context for the material covered in the chapter, and stimulates in-class discussion on how to critically analyze the incident. Each activity describes a situation associated with a stage in the group, raises questions, offers clinical reflections, and provides possible interventions to address the incident. Topics include "Overcorrecting for Fear of Over-identifying" (Ch. 7) and "An Uneventful Termination Session" (Ch. 9).
  • Take Time to Reflect sections are designed to encourage students to think about various parts of the content in more depth. They can serve as thought questions for students as they read and as discussion questions for exploration in class or small groups. They are also intended to help students think about the clinical applications of the concepts being discussed.
  • Updated throughout to reflect current research, thinking, and practice, this edition is aligned with the CACREP 2016 Standards for Group Counseling and Group Work. All chapters address specific standards. The authors have also added learning objectives in every chapter, with specific attention given to the standards.
  • The MindTap® online program has been updated with revised self-assessments and activities and new, original videos demonstrating group skills from the book.
  • Journal Prompts further the professional and personal development of readers, and may also be used with group members in a clinical setting throughout various stages of a group.
  • The authors include a discussion of how diversity influences both the process and outcomes of groups, and new examples from a diversity perspective illustrate key challenges for each of the stages in a group's development.
  • The multimedia self-study program, GROUPS IN ACTION: EVOLUTION AND CHALLENGES, can be used as a video and enrichment resource to accompany the text. GROUPS IN ACTION is available on DVD and online through Cengage Learning's MindTap® program.
  • The text includes 12 group proposals with guidelines to help students design groups specifically for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in school and community settings.
  • Case examples and dialogues throughout illustrate the group process, interventions, and other important concepts.
  • Thought-provoking questions, summaries, exercises, and suggested readings involve students and help them master the material.
  • Current trends in ethical, legal, and professional issues, as well as strategies for creating and maintaining trust, provide students with the critical information they need to confront and resolve the questions they will face in practice.
  • GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE covers the group process from the initial to ending stages and includes practice information with specific groups. The text portrays the group counselor as both a person and a professional, addresses skills of group leadership (including the co-leadership model), and discusses the training of group counselors.
  • Cindy Corey's expertise in multicultural counseling lends additional emphasis to this important perspective on the practice of group work.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Group Work.
2. The Group Counselor.
3. Ethical and Legal Issues in Group Counseling.
4. Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling.
5. Forming a Group.
6. Initial Stage of a Group.
7. Transition Stage of a Group.
8. Working Stage of a Group.
9. Final Stage of a Group.
10. Groups in School Settings.
11. Groups in Community Settings.

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Groups in Action

On GROUPS IN ACTION's exciting videos, you will see Marianne and Gerald Corey in action as they demonstrate their integrative approach to group work. You’ll watch a real group move through its various stages and will observe group members discuss real issues and present reactions in the group context. These compelling videos were filmed at a three-day intensive group and show the unfolding of a live group as the group members build "a circle of trust." The videos highlight the development of the group process by showing segments of the group work that occurred over the three-day session. Throughout the video, the Coreys demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and skills, including how to deal with members’ hesitation and resistance, their feelings of not being "good" enough, their fears of being judged, their difficulties with intimate relationships, and their unresolved issues with parents. A new addition to these videos is a series of lecturettes featuring Dr. Gerald Corey. The accompanying exercises and explorations are directly linked to the videos and the book, GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, thus enabling you to build your skills and apply them to various situations. GROUPS IN ACTION is available as a DVD, CourseMate Website Printed Access Code, and Workbook package.

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