Adlerian Group Counseling and Therapy: Step-by-Step represents a distillation of some of the most significant ideas pertaining to the group work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs. Drs. Manford Sonstegard and James Bitter illustrate the development of a group from its formation to its final stage, giving readers a clear picture of what is important to accomplish at each stage of the group. This book also addresses many practical dimensions of the Adlerian group process, including: forming a group relationship; creating a democratic and accepting climate; conducting psychological assessments; increasing the awareness and insight of group members; translating group insight into action; methods of re-education through encouragement; and building on personal strengths discovered within the group experience.
Corey, Foreword.Acknowledgments. Manford A. Sonstegard: The Man and His Therapy: An Introduction by James Robert Bitter. Part I: The Process and Practice of Adlerian Group Counseling and Therapy. A Rationale for Adlerian Group Work. Adlerian Group Counseling and Therapy: Step-by-Step. Part II: Theoretical Foundations. Theory, Process and Structure in Adlerian Group Work. The Practice of Adlerian Group Counseling and Therapy. Counseling Children in Groups. The Education and Training of Group Specialists.