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With this third edition, Psychoeducational Groups remains the only comprehensive, user-friendly guide to planning, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating psychoeducational groups. It presents all the necessary information to prepare leaders of a psychoeducational group through group design and practice. Included are step-by-step guidelines on how to initiate group sessions, construct group objectives, engage group members, monitor progress, and establish evaluation and follow-up guidelines. Emphasis is placed on the personal growth and development of the group leader, with careful consideration given to increasing awareness of personal issues and the potential impact that a leader can have on the group. New to this edition are chapters on cultural and diversity factors; risk management and ethics; groups for relating and communication; and groups in educational, agency, and workplace settings.
"This is a solidly integrated book with a focus on achieving practical skills in psychoeducational group counseling. The author has provided a topically structured text that describes and capably prepares students to become effective group counselors. It stands as a valuable professional reference for those already conducting groups in the field." - Tom Russo, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
"Nina Brown has written the most thorough and comprehensive text available on psychoeducational groups, and it is written with clarity and a conversational tone that will appeal to students and practitioners alike. Indeed, practitioners in community agencies, mental health centers, and hospitals will find in this book a blueprint for running effective groups throughout such centers." - James Robert Bitter, EdD, Professor of Counseling, East Tennessee State University
"This textbook provides faculty and their students with full coverage of psychoeducational groups. It explains design, leader skills, member dynamics, population factors, and ethical considerations, along with a wide variety of sample exercises and illustrations of effective groups and workshops. It is one text students will want to keep for their professional bookshelves." - Alan M. "Woody" Schwitzer, PhD, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, Old Dominion University
Part I: Structuring. Psychoeducational Groups: Overview and Model. Planning. Evaluation and Exercises. Group Leadership and Instructional Style. Part II: Leader Development and Facilitation Skills. Group Leader Self-development. Group Leadership Skills. The Group: Process and Progress. Part III: Leader Competencies. Cultural and Diversity Issues and Concerns. Ethical and Legal Standards. Potential Membership Problems, Concerns, and Intervention Skills. Managing Conflict and Guidelines for Confrontation. Part IV: Applications. Leading Psychoeducational Groups for Children and Adolescents. Leading Psychoeducational Groups for Adults. Psychoeducational Groups for Illnesses and Other Conditions. Psychoeducational Support Groups.
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