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Small Groups in Counseling and Therapy: Process and Leadership, Fourth Edition
Posthuma, Barbara W.
Allyn & Bacon / Softcover / 2001-10-01 / 0205332463
Person-Centered and Experiential Therapy & Counsel / Psychotherapy
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261 pages
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Offers a practical hands-on approach for students who are learning to lead small groups in counseling or therapy settings.

Students in the various helping professions will find the appropriate conceptual knowledge and practical skills needed for effective small group leadership. This book discusses the theories of leadership and group process and the attributes and roles of leaders, and then applies this information in a practical step-by-step manner.

Each Chapter concludes with a summary.

Preface.

1. The Small Group in Counseling and Therapy.
Advantages of Groups.
The Therapeutic Group.
Terminology.
How Change Occurs.

2. Group Development.
The Group as a System.
The Process of Group Development.

3. Group Dimensions.
Climate.
Interaction.
Involvement.
Cohesion.
Productivity.

4. Goals and Norms.
Goals.
Hidden Agendas.
Norms.

5. Membership.
Size.
Composition.
Roles.

6. Leadership.
Theories of Leadership.
The Leader.
Leadership Styles.

7. Leadership Attributes.
Self-Confidence.
Responsibility.
Attending and Listening.
Objectivity.
Genuineness.
Empathy.
Warmth and Caring.
Respect.
Flexibility.
Creativity and Spontaneity.
Enthusiasm.
Humor.
Clinical Reasoning.
Therapeutic Use of Self.

8. Leadership Techniques.
Restatement.
Reflection.
Paraphrasing.
Clarifying.
Support.
Timing.
Probing and Questioning.
Statements versus Questions.
Content versus Process.
Biting Your Tongue.
Feedback.
Confrontation.
Analysis and Interpretation.
Summarizing.

9. Theoretical Approaches.
Client-Centered Therapy.
Behavior Therapy.
Psychoanalytic Therapy.
Reality Therapy.

10. Co-Leadership.
Advantages.
Disadvantages.
The CO-Therapy Relationship.

11. What to Do If...
Member-to-Leader Dialogue.
Last-Minute Input.
The Nonparticipator.
Group Silence.
Termination.
The Psychotic Member.
Apathy.
Confidentiality.

12. Observations and Analysis.
What to Look For.
Interaction Process Analysis.
Adaptation of Forms.
Interaction Diagrams.

13. Group Activities.
Methodologic Issues.
Suitable Activities or Tasks.
Leadership Development in Members.

14. Self-Help Groups.
Definition.
How Do They Work?
Characteristics.
Typology.
Clearinghouse Concept.
Relationship with Professionals.
Role of the Professional.
Leadership.

Bibliography.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

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