3rd Edition

Group Work in Schools

Edited By Bradley T. Erford Copyright 2024
    354 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    354 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The third edition of Group Work in Schools is designed to prepare counselors in school settings to successfully implement task, psycho-educational, and counseling groups in public and private educational settings.

    The chapters of this book are written by experts in the counseling profession and cover foundational, systemic, and applied topics essential to training top-caliber school counselors. Providing state of practice information and case examples that help readers see how theory translates to practice in the field, additions to this newly updated third edition include discussion topics, activities, case examples, practitioner perspectives, and integrated CACREP (2024) standards and learning outcomes, as well as an overall update to reflect the most recent research and knowledge, including pandemic coverage and advances in technology.

    Updated comprehensively and thoughtfully and featuring a wide range of contributor perspectives, the much-anticipated third edition of this book is essential reading for school counselors-in-training.

    PART 1: Foundations of Group Work 

    1. The Value of Group Work: Functional Group Models and Historical Perspectives

    Bradley T. Erford

    2. Ethical and Legal Foundations of Group Work in Schools

    Lynn E. Linde and Bradley T. Erford

    3. Multicultural Issues in Group Work

    Bradley T. Erford

    4. Distinguishing Group Member Roles

    Bradley T. Erford

    5. Leading Groups in Schools

    Bradley T. Erford

    PART 2: Systemic Group Work: Planning and Process

    6. Planning for Group Work in Schools

    Michael D. Brubaker and Parish L. Richard

    7. Forming and Orienting Groups

    Nathaniel N. Ivers and Lingfeng Guo

    8. The Transition Stage in Group Work

    Bradley T. Erford

    9. The Working Stage

    Kevin A. Fall and H. George McMahon

    10. Termination in the School Setting

    Amanda D. Rumsey and Tammi F. Dice

    PART 3: Group Work in Action: Models and Special Issues

    11. Leading Task Groups in Schools

    Bradley T. Erford

    12. Psychoeducational Groups in Schools

    Sam Steen, Julia Bryan, and Norma L. Day-Vines

    13. Theoretically Based Group Models Used in Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups

    Darcie Davis-Gage and Bradley T. Erford

    14. Special Issues in Group Work in Schools

    Bradley T. Erford

    15. Using Activities and Expressive Arts in Group Work

    Bradley T. Erford

    16. Accountability in Group Work and School Counseling

    Bradley T. Erford

    17. Outcome Research in Group Work

    Bradley T. Erford


    Bradley T. Erford is a fellow and the 61st president of the American Counseling Association, and author/editor of more than 40 counseling books, 110 scholarly articles, and 180 book chapters.

    "This text provides school mental health professionals with the essential concepts and skills to run effective groups with a wide range of students. Written in a clear, concise manner, it is a great resource for those looking to implement and expand evidence-based group counseling in schools." 

    Gerta Bardhoshi, Ph.D, NCC, LMHC, ACS, professor of Counselor Education, University of Iowa; Director of Research and Training, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health 

    "This 3rd edition text is perfect for school counselors-in-training developing skills in leading counseling, psycho-educational, and task groups. Group Work in the Schools is essential reading for leadership in the academic, career, and social-emotional components of a comprehensive school counseling program!"

    Kelly Duncan, Ph.D., LPC, longtime school counselor and counselor educator