Drawing on their extensive clinical experience in working with groups, Marianne, Gerald, and Cindy Corey provide a realistic approach to the blending of theory with practice in group work. Offering up-to-date coverage of both the "what is" and the "how to" of group counseling, the tenth edition incorporates the latest research, ethical guidelines, and practices to ensure student success in the classroom and beyond. The authors revised the book with instructors and students in mind, emphasizing personal and interactive learning. New features make an instructor's job easier, providing a range of ways to teach and appealing to a variety of learning styles. Many new activities within the chapters have broad application, both for in-class learning as well as in work settings with diverse clients. Also available: the MindTap® online learning experience, which includes interactive activities and videos that demonstrate skills presented in the text.
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Marianne Schneider Corey
- The authors include a discussion of how diversity influences both the process and outcomes of groups, and new examples from a diversity perspective illustrate key challenges for each of the stages in a group's development.
- A Critical Incident activity in select chapters provides a clinical context for the material covered in the chapter, and stimulates in-class discussion on how to critically analyze the incident. Each activity describes a situation associated with a stage in the group, raises questions, offers clinical reflections, and provides possible interventions to address the incident. Topics include "Overcorrecting for Fear of Over-identifying" (Ch. 7) and "An Uneventful Termination Session" (Ch. 9).
- Learning in Action activities can be completed with the entire class, in small groups, and at home. These activities can be done in academic settings, and many are also appropriate to use in clinical settings with group members. Topics include self-assessment of group leadership skills, identifying and exploring common fears among group members, and Googling a classmate (to spark discussion of how a counselor's behavior in the private arena can affect how he or she is perceived professionally).
- Journal Prompts further the professional and personal development of readers, and may also be used with group members in a clinical setting throughout various stages of a group.
- Take Time to Reflect sections are designed to encourage students to think about various parts of the content in more depth. They can serve as thought questions for students as they read and as discussion questions for exploration in class or small groups. They are also intended to help students think about the clinical applications of the concepts being discussed.
- Updated throughout to reflect current research, thinking, and practice, this edition is aligned with the CACREP 2016 Standards for Group Counseling and Group Work. All chapters address specific standards. The authors have also added learning objectives in every chapter, with specific attention given to the standards.
- The MindTap® online program has been updated with revised self-assessments and activities and new, original videos demonstrating group skills from the book.
Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and a National Certified Counselor. She received her master's degree in marriage, family, and child counseling from Chapman College. She is a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work and was the recipient of this organization's Eminent Career Award in 2001. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011, and is a member of that organization. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. In the past 40 years, Marianne Schneider Corey and Jerry Corey have presented workshops in group counseling for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. In addition to GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, Marianne has coauthored the following books, all with Cengage Learning: I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE, 11th Edition (2018, with Gerald Corey and Michelle Muratori); BECOMING A HELPER, 7th Edition (2016, with Gerald Corey); ISSUES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, 9th Edition (2015, with Gerald Corey, Cindy Corey, and Patrick Callanan); and GROUP TECHNIQUES, 4th Edition (2015, with Gerald Corey, Patrick Callanan, and Michael Russell).
Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California. He is a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; and a National Certified Counselor. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology; and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Both Jerry and Marianne Corey received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011, and both also received the Eminent Career Award from ASGW in 2001. Dr. Jerry Corey was given the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton in 1991. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling and ethics in counseling. He is the author or coauthor of 15 textbooks in counseling currently in print, along with more than 60 journal articles and book chapters.
Cindy Corey is a California licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Diego, California. She worked for over a decade as a full-time Visiting Professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at San Diego State University, in both the Community Based Block and Marriage and Family Therapy programs. She received her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego and her Doctorate (PsyD) in Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in Alhambra, California. Dr. Corey has focused much of her work in the area of counselor education, specializing in multicultural training, social justice, and community outreach. In addition to teaching at San Diego State University, she taught part time in the PsyD program at Alliant International University in Alhambra. She has also worked as a contracted clinician for Survivors of Torture International, focusing primarily on helping Sudanese refugee youths to adjust to life in the United States, gain employment, and attend colleges and universities. Dr. Corey works as a multicultural consultant and has created clinical intervention programs, training manuals, and diversity sensitive curriculum for a variety of schools, businesses, and organizations in the San Diego area. Her private practice focuses mainly on working with women, couples, counselors, and graduate students in counseling programs.
'Groups Process and Practice is an essential guide to teaching students about group dynamics. This text can be adapted to students at the 2 year to graduate degree levels.' - Gwendolyn Helton, Sinclair Community College
'The logical progression and sequence of the chapters makes it very easy to teach a group counseling class. The text is very comprehensive and includes enough information to make it beneficial for the students.' - Lesley Casarez, Angelo State University
'The text is extremely well organized and literally walks a student with little or no experience leading a group from introduction to termination. It is easy to read and the concepts are well within most student's ability to grasp. Questions within the text and at the end of the chapters can be provocative and lead to rich discussions in the classroom.' - Brian Bagwell, Metropolitan State University of Denver