Adventure Group Psychotherapy: An Experiential Approach to Treatment explores what is necessary for an experiential therapy group to function effectively, and the practical skills needed to inspire success. The authors describe how to use activities in a manner that produces the greatest opportunity for clients to reach their goals. Issues such as how to actively assess client functioning in the group, how to select the appropriate activity, how to shape an effective environment, and how to help clients process their experience are a few of the aspects examined to help clients move toward their goals. The practical skills the authors describe enable readers to immediately learn and apply their practice with groups. This book will be an important tool in any group therapy class, in practice settings to train practitioners, and for any clinician trying to expand their group work capabilities.
This book will be an important tool in any group therapy class, in practice settings to train practitioners, and for any clinician trying to expand their group work capabilities.
Author: Tony G. Alvarez
"Adventure Group Psychotherapy: An Experiential Approach to Treatment explores what is necessary for an experiential therapy group to function effectively, and the practical skills needed to inspire success. The authors describe how to use activities in a manner that produces the greatest opportunity for clients to reach their goals. Issues such as how to actively assess client functioning in the group, how to select the appropriate activity, how to shape an effective environment, and how to help clients process their experience are a few of the aspects examined to help clients move toward their goals. The practical skills the authors describe enables readers to immediately learn and apply their practice with groups. This book will be an important tool in any group therapy class, in practice settings to train practitioners, and for any clinician trying to expand their group work capabilities"--
This book will be an important tool in any group therapy class, in practice settings to train practitioners, and for any clinician trying to expand their group work capabilities"--
Author: Tony G. Alvarez
This book is a practical guide for therapists wanting to integrate interactive games and challenges into their work. It provides current research supporting using ABC with trauma survivors and those recovering from addictions, as well as twelve activity-based chapters of various one-hour sessions of activities, complete with 50 photos.
This book is a practical guide for therapists wanting to integrate interactive games and challenges into their work.
Author: Barney Straus
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive reference guide for group practitioners and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research as well as suggestions for practice in the psycho educational arena, counselling, and therapy groups. The Handbook encourages the notion that the field is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Through a review of cutting-edge research and practice, the Handbook includes } 48 articles by renowned experts in group work } the history and theory of group work } topics across the lifespan } an entire section on multicultural issues } a variety of clinical problems and settings } appendices include the Association for Specialists in Group Work Training Standards, Best Practice Standards, and Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers The Handbook is divided into seven sections: Current and Historical Perspectives on the Field of Group Counselling and Psychotherapy, reviews and analyzes the many contributions and contributors that have made group counselling and psychotherapy a vital and potent treatment method. The chapter outlines review articles spanning four decades, and outlines the evolution of group themes over the last 100 years. Best Practices in Group Counselling and Psychotherapy uses research, theory, and group counseling experience to provide group leaders and researches with the most current and best practices in conducting group counseling and psychotherapy. Multicultural Groups follows the ASGW Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers and is intended to provide group leaders with essential information about different cultural groups and their world views, perceptions of groups, naturalistic healing methods, suggested group interventions, and implications for groups. Chapters cover Native-Americans, Latinos, Asians, and African-Americans, disabled persons, and gender and sexuality. Groups Across Settings includes examples of psycho-educational, counseling, and psychotherapy groups in a variety of settings. This section presents readers with theoretical and empirical support for group work in such settings as the Veterans Administration system, university counselling centers, and more. Groups Across the Lifespan consist of chapters across many age groups. For children and adolescents, cognitive and developmental issues are addressed. For adults, socialization and interpersonal issues are addressed, including separate chapters for male and female groups. Finally, a chapter on the elderly deals with cognitive, health, and life review issues. Special Topics Groups presents a continuum of different types of groups used to treat people with interpersonal and developmental issues, such as grief, substance abuse, depression, and others. Each chapter in this section provides definitions and descriptions of the issues along with theoretical and empirical support. Finally, Critical Issues and Emerging Topics attempts to reflect the zeitgeist and provide a glimpse into group interventions for the future. Emerging issues, such as online groups, prevention groups, and peer-led mutual help groups receive careful attention and analysis. The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, the first reference devoted to this emerging and rapidly growing field, is essential for academics, researchers, professionals, and librarians serving the group therapy community. There is no similar reference available, and it will prove a landmark volume for years to come.
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Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
'The author does a commendable job of taking what is known about groups, the unconscious, and psychodynamics in an academic sense, and grounding it in relevant experiential education examples. This book is appropriate for intermediate and advanced practitioners who want to stretch their own thinking about group processes and group management. Ringer's text provides a good bridge between academic journals (and contains an abundance of quality citations) and practical application related to group leadership. I [found] it engaging and thought provoking.' - Journal of Experiential Education 'Martin Ringer offers explanations of group processes with examples (both extensive and quite brief) that illustrate both concepts and strategies. Also a rare phenomenon, he positively encourages readers to relax their concentration on the written word and to think, make associations and learn by reflection on their own experiences of being leaders and members of groups.' - Leadership & Organization Development Journal 'It gives huge assistance to a thinking group-worker. [It] brings alternative viewpoints and slants of lighting that open up familiar territory in fresh and stimulating ways. Worth the read.' - ANZPA 2002 'The book's audience is not limited to those in training. Experienced group leaders will have their memories refreshed by his reviews of experimental learning and psychoanalytic and semi-systemic ways of understanding human and group behaviour practitionners in both the fields of adventure and group psychology will recognise that there is a maturity in Ringer's writing. He speaks from a profound understanding that comes from the practical lived level.' - Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Living 'In publishing this book, Martin Ringer has provided us with a companion for quiet reflection. It will support group leaders in developing insights into their own practice and in raising their conscious awareness. It is a counterpoint to the many texts that focus on recipes and heuristics for success. In contrast to these superficial quick fixes, the author offers a book that brings the reader to profound reflection...The book is invaluable as a companion to signpost directions for further inquiry and experience. It can act to stretch one's appreciation and understanding of group complexity... It is a book that rewards patient contemplation and delivers high returns for depth of study. As I journey through the troubled and pleasant waters of group life, Martin Ringer's book will be a companion to accompany my thinking and actions.' - Steve Kempster, MBA Programme Director, Lancaster University School of Management Groups provide a powerful medium for therapeutic work, and are the building blocks of all institutions - whether in the education, health, government, or private sectors. Martin Ringer, an internationally known consultant and writer on group psychology, here outlines techniques for understanding groups that will be relevant to those who lead teams in any setting. The result is an accessible guide both to leading a group, and to understanding the necessary dynamics that will result in the best team-work. Throughout, Martin Ringer uses his wide-ranging experience and an informal style to make his points as accessible as possible to all readers - whether or not they have a formal background in group psychology. Rich with new ideas and challenging perspectives, this book is strongly recommended for anyone who wants to improve their ability as a group leader. The author provides basic and fundamental reference points for leaders, whilst also encouraging them to adopt more experimental approaches.
The Dynamics of Groups in Therapeutic, Educational and Corporate Settings Martin Ringer ... I wondered what adventure group leadership could contribute to group psychotherapy and group analysis, how could they be linked?
Author: Martin Ringer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
A user-friendly guide of best practice for leading groups in various settings and with different populations, which incorporates the latest developments in today's mental health marketplace. Features multiple theoretical perspectives and guidelines for running groups for diverse populations, in the US and worldwide Offers modern approaches and practical suggestions in a user-friendly and jargon-free style, with many clinical examples Includes a major component on resiliency and trauma relief work, and explores its impact on clinicians Accompanied by an online resource featuring discussions of psychotherapeutic techniques in practice
In this kind of adventure the group and the therapist become true partners. It is the therapeutic alliance at its finest. What we must do together is very clear. Together we externalize the internal dialogue for fundamental revision.
Author: Jeffrey L. Kleinberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Coches, teaching and professional therapists, present a model of couples group psychotherapy: conceptualizing treatment; conducting group meetings; incorporating this form of treatment into clinical practice: and evaluating the success of the group and couples involved. Annotation copyright Book"
After allowing sufficient time for each to become involved in his / her visual adventure , the group members are gently brought back " into the room . " Each person is then encouraged to share with the group some of the discoveries made ...
Author: Judith Coché
Publisher: Psychology Press
This revised text describes the theory substantiating adventure therapy, demonstrates best practices in the field, and presents research validating the immediate and long-term effects of adventure therapy. A leading text in the field of adventure therapy, outdoor behavioral healthcare, and wilderness therapy, the book is written by three professionals who have been at the forefront of the field since its infancy. This new edition includes fully updated chapters to reflect the immense changes in the field since the first edition was written in 2010. It serves to provide information detailing what is occurring with clients as well as how it occurs. This book provides an invaluable reference for the seasoned professional and is a required source of information and examination for the beginning professional. It is a great training resource for adventure therapy practices in the field of mental health.
Proceedings of the 1st international adventure therapy conference, Perth, WA. Gillis, H. L., & Bonney, W. C. (1986). Group counseling with couples or families: Adding adventure activities. Journal for Specialist in Group Work, 11(4), ...
Author: Michael A. Gass
The classic work on group psychotherapy. The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy has been the standard text in the field for decades. In this completely updated sixth edition, Dr. Yalom and Dr. Leszcz draw on a decade of new research as well as their broad clinical wisdom and expertise. Each chapter is revised, reflecting the most recent developments in the field. There are new sections throughout, including online group therapy, modern analytic and relational approaches, interpersonal neurobiology, measurement-based care, culture and diversity, psychological trauma, and group therapy tailored for a range of clinical populations. At once scholarly and lively, this is the most up-to-date, incisive, and comprehensive text available on the practice of group psychotherapy.
M. Beecher, “A Clinician's Take on Evidence-Based Group Psychotherapy: A Commentary,” Journal of Clinical ... B. Straus, Healing in Action: Adventure-Based Counseling with Therapy Groups (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2018).
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Publisher: Hachette UK