- Oxford Library Of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Introduction: Solidifying and Advancing Group Counseling
- The Nature and Significance of Groups
- Definition of Group Counseling
- The History of Group Counseling
- Ethics, Best Practices, andLaw in Group Counseling
- Diversity in Groups
- A Social Justice Approach to Group Counseling
- Therapeutic Factors in Group-Counseling: Asking New Questions
- Cohesion in Counseling and Psychotherapy Groups
- Group Climate: Construct in Search of Clarity
- Group Development
- Evidence Bases for Group Practice
- General Research Models
- Assessing Groups
- Qualitative Research Approaches and Group Counseling
- Personhood of the Leader
- Group Techniques
- Group Leader Style and Functions
- Group Leadership Teaching and Training: Methods and Issues
- Supervision of Group Counseling
- Creativity and Spontaneity in Groups
- Groups across Settings
- Group Counseling across the Life Span: A Psychosocial Perspective
- Group Counseling with Sexual Minorities
- Prevention Groups
- International Group Counseling
- Brief Group Treatment
- Mutual Help Groups: What Are They and What Makes Them Work?
- Online Groups
- Groups for Trauma/Disaster
- Group Counseling: 50 Basic Premises and the Need for Mainstreaming
Abstract and Keywords
The history of group counseling has its roots in antiquity, but the modern practice evolved as recently as the 1940s. Dimensions of group work include group counseling, group therapy, psychological education, and organizational task groups. The history therefore weaves a tapestry of influences including social justice groups, community organizations, quality-management groups, and numerous therapeutic orientations. Pioneer group-counseling practitioners included Joseph Pratt, Jane Addams, and Jesse Davis. Substantial contributions to the evolution of group counseling were provided by Moreno, Lewin, Rees, Deming, Alinsky, Rogers, Perls, and Yalom. Several professional organizations have provided an international conversation about group counseling, especially through publication of professional journals, standards, and guidelines. Group counseling has emerged from its infancy and continues to mature as a professional specialty.
George R. Leddick has a private practice in Organizational Development Consulting in Dallas, TX.
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