Joining Together

Group Theory and Group Skills

Author: David H. Johnson,Frank P. Johnson

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134323319

Category: Education

Page: 656

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A broad, integrative, unique overview of group dynamics, Joining Together bridges the gap between theory, research, and practice, and combines a conceptual understanding of group dynamics with what’s needed to develop effective small group skills. In it readers are involved in the content that combines the theoretical and empirical knowledge now available on group dynamics with practical ways to apply that knowledge in groups to which readers actually belong. Constructed so that the theory and research on group dynamics is taught experientially through exercises and simulations included in the book, Joining Together provides the ideal combination for ensuring success in working with groups. All important areas of group dynamics are included, from the history of the field to decision making and conflict management, and applied chapters focus on such practical areas as valuing diversity, cooperative learning, leading counseling groups, and team development and training. Accessible, clear, and practical, it gives students the tools and skills they need to be effective group members and to ensure the effectiveness of any group to which they belong.

Group Leadership Skills

Interpersonal Process in Group Counseling and Therapy

Author: Mei-whei Chen,Christopher Rybak

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544327471

Category: Education

Page: 608

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Group Leadership Skills provides a road map and a practical toolkit for users to lead all types of groups effectively. Drawing on extensive teaching and clinical experience, authors Mei-whei Chen and Christopher Rybak give readers numerous skills, techniques, insights, and case illustrations demonstrating how to tap into the heart of group therapy: the interpersonal processes. The text covers group processes from beginning to end, including setting up a group, running the first session, facilitating the opening and closing of each session, working with tension and conflict, and using advanced skills and intervention techniques to facilitate member change. The Second Edition expands on group leadership skills to include methods of running mandate groups, semi-structured groups, basic level unstructured groups, and advanced level here-and-now focused groups, as well as using psychodrama techniques to heal unresolved grief and loss.

Groups that work (and those that don't)

creating conditions for effective teamwork

Author: J. Richard Hackman

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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Explores the design and leadership of groups, providing detailed descriptions of twenty-seven diverse work groups--including task forces, top management groups, production teams, and customer service teams--to offer insights into what factors affect group productivity, and what leaders and group members can do to improve work group effectiveness.

Working More Creatively with Groups

Author: Jarlath Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135266573

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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A new edition of the classic group work textbook! In Working More Creatively with Groups, Jarlath Benson presents the essential knowledge required to set up and work with a group. He looks at how to plan and lead a group successfully and how to intervene skilfully. As well as covering the different stages in the life of a group, the book emphasizes the various levels of group experience and gives suggestions for working imaginatively with them. This thoroughly updated third edition not only provides a comprehensive guide to groupwork but shows the groupworker how to move on to more in-depth and intensive work, using a variety of strategies illustrated by full clinical vignettes. Many chapters are updated and expanded to include Benson’s latest thinking and teaching and the book includes two new chapters. The first focuses on working with and developing different sorts of groups along the therapeutic/educational continuum. The second new chapter discusses how to best use a supervisory process and set up and run a supervisory group. Well known and widely used by social workers, psychologists, educationalists and youth workers, this popular text is suitable for all those working with groups.

Narrative Matters

The Power of the Personal Essay in Health Policy

Author: Fitzhugh Mullan,Ellen Ficklen,Kyna Rubin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801884795

Category: Law

Page: 293

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This compelling collection provides important insight into the human dimensions of health care and health policy. Drawn from the popular "Narrative Matters" column in the journal Health Affairs, the essays epitomize the policy narrative, a new area genre of writing that explores health policy through the expression of personal experiences. Forty-six articles focus on such topics as the hard financial realities of medical insurance, AIDS, assisted suicide, marketing drugs, genetic engineering, organ transplants, and ethnic and racial disparities in the health care system.

Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health

Author: Elias Mpofu,Thomas Oakland

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205501748

Category: Education

Page: 551

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Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health is the first and only text tailored specifically for students seeking a structured foundation of knowledge of tests and related assessment practices commonly used by health professionals in their various fields. While other textbooks commonly used in this area of study often offer a broader and more sweeping look at assessment practices and theories, Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health focuses closely on the standardized and clinical methods of health assessment in regards to rehabilitation counseling, communication and speech disorders, occupational therapy, neuropsychology, physiotherapy, and physical medicine. Each chapter is structured using the common framework provided by the World Health Organization's International Classification of Disability, Functioning and Health (ICF). This framework, which is considered the gold standard by numerous health institutions around the world in regards to concepts and practices in rehabilitation and health, allows students to gain knowledge and learn practices that are consistent with this widely accepted and highly regarded ICF model. These chapters not only follow this framework, but are also all organized to include the following topics: professional and legal definitions and theories that form the foundation for assessment methods; a brief history of the research and practice methods pertinent to each chapter topic; a listing of assessment methods commonly used in rehabilitation and health related practices; and a discussion of cultural, legislative, and professional issues that impact the use of the specific assessment methods.

Family Therapy

History, Theory, and Practice

Author: Samuel T. Gladding

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133587266

Category: Education

Page: 544

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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133833720. Considered the most thorough, well-written book in the field, Samuel T. Gladding’s, Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice, give readers clear coverage of all aspects of working with couples and families from proven, evidence-based theories. In a user-friendly organization and writing style, it covers important background information on healthy and functional families and different types of families, and includes an overview of how individual and family life cycles intertwine. The basic processes involved in treating couples and families are made clear, before delving into a dozen theoretical ways of treating families. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and internet resources. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

The Convergence of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Multiple Identities in Counseling

Author: Tracy Robinson-Wood

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506305768

Category: Education

Page: 496

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Students, beginning and seasoned mental health professionals will be better prepared for diversity practice by this accessible, timely, provocative, and critical work, The Convergence of Race, Ethnicity and Gender: Multiple Identities in Counseling, Fifth Edition. Author Tracy Robinson-Wood demonstrates, through both the time honored tradition of storytelling and clinically-focused case studies, the process of patient and therapist transformation. This insightful, practical resource offers behavioral health professionals a nuanced view of diversity beyond race, culture, and ethnicity to include and interrogate intersectionality among race, culture, gender, sexuality, age, class, nationality, religion, and disability. With a keen focus on quality patient care, this important text aims to help professionals better serve patients across sources of diversity. Readers will recognize their roles and responsibilities as social justice agents of change, while identifying the ways in which dominant cultural beliefs and values furnish and perpetuate clients’ feelings of stuckness and inadequacy, in both the therapeutic alliance and within the larger society. This remarkable text reveres the lifelong commitment of using knowledge and skills as power for good to make a meaningful difference in people's lives.

Acquiring Counseling Skills

Integrating Theory, Multiculturalism, and Self-Awareness

Author: Kathryn MacCluskie

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133000427

Category: Education

Page: 352

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This is the first and only book in the market that provides a theoretical framework on basic counseling skills. It presents a strong multicultural thread, as well as a strong emphasis on self-awareness. The book discusses the counseling process, the microskills model and helping skills and techniques, and includes integrated case conceptualization. Written for students, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and anyone interested in learning the basic techniques of helping in the context of theory and application to diverse populations.

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Gerald Corey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840028547

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

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Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, the ninth edition of Corey's best-selling text offers an easy-to-understand text that helps students compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counseling theories. Corey introduces students to the major theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, and postmodern approaches) and demonstrates how each theory can be applied to a single case (Stan). With his trademark style, he shows students how to apply those theories in practice, and helps them learn to integrate the theories into an individualized counseling style. This book is the center of a suite of products that includes a revised student manual, Case Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy (2013), The Art of Integrative Counseling (2013) and media resources like the DVDs titled DVD for Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy: The Case of Stan and Lecturettes, and DVD for Integrative Counseling: The Case of Ruth and Lecturettes, which features the same videos as the Integrative Counseling CD-ROM redesigned for today's classrooms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Groups

A Counseling Specialty

Author: Samuel T. Gladding

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780133905205

Category: Education

Page: 528

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Groups: A Counseling Specialty is a comprehensive look at groups, covering the history of group work, the dynamics of groups, leadership in groups, ethical issues in groups, multicultural aspects of groups, stages of group development, groups across the life span, and the theoretical basis for working with groups. The coverage is current, the style is clear and interesting, and the book challenges students to reflect on what they have learned, as well as on their own experiences in groups. The new edition of Gladding's Groups includes over 120 new references; chapter overviews; brief introductory stories; a new appendix on self-help group organizations; and new material and updates throughout, including additions that focus on social justice, creativity (particularly the work of Keith Sawyer), different specialty groups throughout the lifespan, technology and group work, brief groups, and groups for older adults.

Group Dynamics

Author: Donelson R. Forsyth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337408859

Category: Education

Page: 752

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GROUP DYNAMICS, 7th Edition, combines an emphasis on research, empirical studies supporting theoretical understanding of groups, and extended case studies to illustrate the application of concepts to actual groups. Author Donelson R. Forsyth builds each chapter around a real-life case, drawing on examples from a range of disciplines including psychology, law, education, sociology, and political science. Tightly weaving concepts and familiar ideas together, the text takes students beyond simple exposure to basic principles and research findings to a deeper understanding of each topic. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

A Case Approach

Author: Nancy L. Murdock

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134318293

Category: Education

Page: 608

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Using case studies, applied examples, original source material, and her own inimitable pedagogical style, Nancy Murdock succinctly elucidates fifteen of the most influential and ground-breaking theories of psychotherapy and counseling. With this articulate guide to counseling theory, students will grasp complicated historical theory and not only understand the historical footing and uses of each, but will learn how these theories have informed each other and contributed to modern practice, while applying it to their own professional counseling experience. Examining the historical roots, evaluations, and lasting effects of Existential, Gestalt, Behavior, Cognitive, Reality, Feminist, Family, Narrative, and Solution-Focused Therapy and much more, this text equips students with the history and application necessary to bring theory to life. Note: this is the standalone book.

Psychoeducational Groups

Process and Practice

Author: Nina W. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135168941X

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

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With this 4th edition, Psychoeducational Groups remains the only comprehensive, user-friendly guide to planning, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating psychoeducational groups. The 4th edition expands the discussions about group leaders’ knowledge base, self-development, and techniques; best practices for group facilitation; and effective uses for group therapeutic factors. Substantial new material includes templates, scripts, and sample forms; suggestions for leader interventions for group and individual issues and difficulties; a social media policy; and the effectiveness of manualized and cyber/virtual groups.?

Substance Use Counseling

Theory and Practice

Author: Patricia Stevens,Robert L. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134055930

Category: Education

Page: 464

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This is the bound book only and does not include access to MyLab Coundeling with Pearson eText. To order MyLab Counseling with Pearson eText packaged with the bound book, use ISBN 0134479408 . ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Students can use the URL and phone number below to help answer their questions: http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/app/home 800-677-6337 Substance Use Counseling is intended for use in Substance Abuse Counseling and Drugs and Behavior courses or for practicing counselors and clinicians as an on-the-job resource. A step-by-step guide through the process of working with substance-abuse and/or behavioral addiction clients. Recognized for its clear, practical approach, Substance Use Counseling offers prospective and practicing clinicians and counselors a sound base of knowledge about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), and practical help for working with individuals and families who seek assistance for substance abuse and/or behavioral addiction. While the chapters build on each other as they take readers through the counseling process, each chapter can also be used as a stand-alone resource. Illustrative case studies with critical-thinking questions give readers opportunities to examine and discuss a wide variety of cases. This popular guide also features individual chapters on special populations to delve further into the topic of substance abuse and address ways to measure the problem. To keep readers up to date with the most current practices and trends shaping the field, the Sixth Edition reflects the changes in the DSM-5 related to the criteria for assessment and diagnosis of substance use disorders (including a new chapter on behavioral addictions and extensively updated terminology); the changing face of substance use; new effective treatment assessments, methods, and settings; and new chapter cases. Also available with MyLab Counseling This title is also available with MyLab Counseling- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with the text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students see key concepts demonstrated through authentic video footage, practice what they learn, test their understanding, and receive feedback to guide their learning and ensure they master key learning outcomes.

Medical Terminology

A Living Language

Author: Bonnie F. Fremgen,Suzanne S. Frucht

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134701202

Category: Medicine

Page: 640

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Resource added for the Medical Assistant program 315091.

Ways of Learning

Learning theories and learning styles in the classroom

Author: Alan Pritchard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317917626

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Whilst most teachers are skilled in providing opportunities for the progression of children’s learning, it is often without fully understanding the theory behind it. With greater insight into what is currently known about the processes of learning and about individual learning preferences, teachers are better equipped to provide effective experiences and situations which are more likely to lead to lasting attainment. Now fully updated, Ways of Learning seeks to provide an understanding of the ways in which learning takes place, which teachers can make use of in their planning and teaching, including: An overview of learning Behaviourism and the beginning of theory Cognitive and constructivist learning Multiple intelligences Learning styles Difficulties with learning The influence of neuro-psychology Relating theory to practice The third edition of this book includes developments in areas covered in the first and second editions, as well as expanding on certain topics to bring about a wider perspective; most noticeably a newly updated and fully expanded chapter on the influence of neuro-educational research. The book also reflects changes in government policy and is closely related to new developments in practice. Written for trainee teachers, serving teachers, and others interested in learning for various reasons, Ways of Learning serves as a valuable introduction for students setting out on higher degree work who are in need of an introduction to the topic.

Working with Groups

Author: Trevor Tyson

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 9780732945640

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Examines the field of small group dynamics, focusing on the behaviour and processes typical of management, planning, decision making and learning groups. For this second edition, the "key concepts" approach has been retained.

Learning the Art of Helping

Building Blocks and Techniques

Author: Mark E. Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134165783

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Students and beginning counselors get step-by-step guidance for developing the skills and techniques they need to effectively help their clients. This sixth edition of the best-selling Learning the Art of Helping: Building Blocks and Techniques emphasizes the techniques and skills necessary to be effective in the art of helping, from basic building blocks to advanced therapeutic techniques. The text is practical, innovative, and focused on the relationship between helper and client. The author incorporates the latest research on effective treatments, while offering an integrative perspective. The author's conversational tone is appealing to students, yet the book is carefully referenced for instructors. The goal is to make beginning helpers become "reflective practitioners." "Stop and Reflect" sections, exercises, homework, class discussion topics, and Journal Starters support this approach. The sixth edition includes new sections highlighting issues of culture in research, challenges related to gender differences, and helping skills specific to children.