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Learning Group Leadership
An Experiential Approach

Third Edition
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July 2014 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Focusing on how to conduct and lead groups in a variety of therapeutic settings, Learning Group Leadership: An Experiential Approach, Third Edition covers theory, process, leadership, techniques, ethics, special populations, and challenges as they relate to group work in a positive, realistic, and knowledgeable way. The authors introduce important conceptual and practical information and then use activities, exercises, field study assignments, and personal application questions to help students apply concepts to their work and lives. The fully updated Third Edition brings concepts to life through “student voices” in every chapter, examples drawn from the authors’ over 25 years of experience, and demonstration video content that contains scripted sessions corresponding with every chapter.


 
Part I: Foundations of Group Work
 
Chapter 1: The World of Groups
 
Chapter 2: Your Behavior in Groups
 
Chapter 3: Understanding Group Dynamics and Systems
 
Chapter 4: Stages of Group Development
 
Chapter 5: Multicultural Dimensions of Group Work
 
Chapter 6: Theories of Group Intervention
 
Part II: Skills of the Group Leader
 
Chapter 7: Assessment and Group Diagnostics
 
Chapter 8: Specialized Leadership Skills
 
Chapter 9: When to Intervene in Groups
 
Chapter 10: Group Techniques and Structures
 
Part III: Applications and Significant Issues
 
Chapter 11: Coleadership
 
Chapter 12: Critical Incidents
 
Chapter 13: Ethical Issues Unique to Group Work
 
Part IV: Advanced Group Structures
 
Chapter 14: Advanced Group Leadership
 
Chapter 15: Adjunct Structures to Group Work
 
Chapter 16: Group Leadership Applied to Social Justice and Social Action
 
Chapter 17: The End of Our Journey: Where to Go Next?

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • Group Work Videos: Group Leadership in Action In these original videos presented by Alexander Street Press and SAGE Publications, authors Jeffrey Kottler and Matt Englar-Carlson provide realistic demonstrations of what it’s like to lead a group and how to navigate through key challenges. Immerse yourself in the material as the authors guide you through a wide range of scenarios, including a complete group session and first-person accounts from new and experienced group leaders.
  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
Student Study Site
The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:
  • Group Work Videos: Group Leadership in Action

    In these original videos presented by Alexander Street Press and SAGE Publications, authors Jeffrey Kottler and Matt Englar-Carlson provide realistic demonstrations of what it’s like to lead a group and how to navigate through key challenges. Immerse yourself in the material as the authors guide you through a wide range of scenarios, including a complete group session and first-person accounts from new and experienced group leaders.

  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.

  • “This is the best book out there for introducing students to the complex world of groups. The text delivers what it promises in the title. It teaches counseling graduate students how to become solid group leaders (or—to be more precise—how to begin their journey in that direction), and it does this in a way that is positive, knowledgeable, and realistic.…The most impressive aspect of the material is the authors’ focus on the experiential approach (training students to be group leaders), combined with an accessible writing style, a lot of knowledge, and an enthusiastic attitude.”

    Marilyn MacGregor, Western New Mexico University
    Key features

    NEW TO THIS EDITION:

    • Expanded coverage of advocacy and social justice work in group settings is included.
    • Enhanced discussions on ethics and multicultural issues enrich the presentation.
    • The chapter on theory has been expanded, and references have been updated throughout.

    KEY FEATURES:                                

     

    • The book’s experiential approach, activities, and reflective exercises help readers understand how the concepts they learn in class can be applied to their own work in conducting groups.
    • A conversational and accessible writing style helps students retain and apply concepts.
    • Voices of novice and experienced leaders demonstrate the realities of working in groups.
    • Actual group dialogue and clinical examples drawn from the authors’ more than 25 years of experience in teaching and leading groups illustrate group techniques and dynamics.
    • Coverage of creative interventions, adjunct structures, working with difficult group members, and managing critical incidents helps readers prepare for the daily realities and challenges of group work.
    • The authors emphasize working with diverse clients and include a special chapter on promoting social justice issues and advocating on behalf of those who have been oppressed.
    • Evocative photographs touch readers and bring concepts alive.
    • Video content online contains live sessions corresponding with every chapter.

    Sample Materials & Chapters

    Chapter 1


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