Part I: BASIC ELEMENTS OF GROUP PROCESS: AN OVERVIEW. 1. Introduction to Group Work. 2. Group Leadership. 3. Ethical and Professional Issues in Group Practice. 4. Early Stages in the Development of a Group. 5. Later Stages in the Development of a Group. Part II: THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO GROUP COUNSELING. 6. The Psychoanalytic Approach to Groups. 7. Adlerian Group Counseling. 8. Psychodrama in Groups. 9. The Existential Approach to Groups. 10. The Person-Centered Approach to Groups. 11. Gestalt Therapy in Groups. 12. Transactional Analysis in Groups. 13. Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Groups. 14. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Groups. 15. Choice Theory/Reality Therapy in Groups. 16. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in Groups. Part III: INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION. 17. Comparisons, Contrasts, and Integration. 18. The Evolution of a Group: An Integrative Perspective.
Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California. He is a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; and a National Certified Counselor. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Both Jerry and Marianne Corey received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011, and both also received the Eminent Career Award from ASGW in 2001. Dr. Corey was given the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling and ethics in counseling. He is the author or coauthor of 15 textbooks in counseling currently in print, along with more than 60 journal articles and book chapters. In the past 40 years Jerry and Marianne Corey have conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland.
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