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Groups Process and Practice, 8th Edition

This book is intended for graduate and undergraduate students majoring in counseling, social work, counseling psychology, and human services who are taking courses in group work. (According to a recent e-survey of 102 faculty members teaching this course, the split between undergraduate and graduate courses is 46% undergraduate, 51% graduate, and 1% Ph.D.) It is designed as a primary textbook and is comprehensive in scope. It is also a practical manual for practitioners involved in leading groups. Others who may find this book useful are rehabilitation counselors, teachers, pastoral counselors, correctional counselors, and marriage and family therapists. Courses that most often adopt the book include: Group Counseling, Group Process, Group Procedures, Group Techniques, Practicum in Group Counseling, Groups: Process and Practice.


“What I really like about the 7th edition is the additions to the text seem to come from the authors’ experience as group leaders or as counselor educators. For example, the futher explanation of the types of anxiety a client may feel (of sounding ‘not intelligent’, of being overcome by intense emotions, etc.) seem to come from feedback given to the authors from actual clients or counselors-in-training.”

“The new material that addresses cultural issues in group leading has been integrated seamlessly into this new edition.”

“I found the current manuscript to be well written, practical (while citing a variety of examples), informative (while including updated research), and encouraging to me as a practitioner. The integration and emphasis of a multicultural perspective throughout the text enlightens the reader about the importance of being sensitive while working with diverse populations. The authors have succeeded again in sharing the wisdom of their many years of group experience as counselor educators and practioners to further the professional development of neophyte or beginning counselors, as well as seasoned group counselors in a variety of settings.”

“I have reviewed a couple other group texts and I like this one (and use it in my group counseling course) because it covers all the essential elements of group counseling without getting heavily bogged down in theoretical excess.’ Also: ‘The self-assessments, thought questions and inventories are valuable and a hallmark of Corey texts. The exercises in each chapter are great and I have successfully used them with my students. The scenarios are appropriate and relevant to what students are bound to encounter as they work with group members and they have not only stimulated an environment where I can point out concepts and dynamics from my lectures, but they actually act as a springboard for the work that students might do in their experiential group.”

“Regarding Evolution of a Group Video: ‘It is probably the best group therapy video on th marketing regarding its teaching usefulness. Whether the accompanying text is used or not in conjunction with the video, the video itself is a very important addition to teaching group therapy to students.”

About the Author

Marianne Schneider Corey, a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, is a National Certified Counselor and a fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. She has been actively involved in providing training and supervision workshops in group process for human-services students and professionals. She also facilitates self-exploration groups for graduate students and continues to conduct training workshops in group counseling with her husband, Dr. Gerald Corey, in various countries. In 2001, the two received the Eminent Career Award for distinguished and major contributions to the field of group work by the Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey taught undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. The two received the Association for Specialists in Group Work’s Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.

Cindy Corey is a California-licensed psychologist in private practice in San Diego and on the faculty at San Diego State University Community-Based Block Program. She received her doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 8 edition (November 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495600768
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495600763
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches

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