- 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
Since the first appearance of psychotherapy groups in the 1940s, practitioners, theorists, and researchers have asked the following question: How do therapy groups help their participants? Given the “intricate interplay of human experiences” (I. Yalom, & M. Leszcz. The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th e.). New York: Basic Books, p. 1) occurring within therapy groups, this question is not an easy one to answer. In this chapter, we address how researchers have both asked and attempted to answer this question. Additionally, we provide a critique of this literature and its methodologies and recommend new directions for research in this area.
Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., Department of Counseling, University of Maryland.
Joseph R. Miles is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
Jill D. Paquin is a professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.
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