Far more than a recipe book of techniques that readers can pull out at the right time, this book encourages readers not only to use techniques sensitively and creatively in their own groups, but also to go one step further to invent their own techniques. The authors draw on their combined experiences as teachers, as consultants to mental-health professionals, and as private practitioners to provide readers with a realistic approach to group work. Emphasizing that techniques are means, not ends, the book is designed to enhance the group leader's ability to generate a therapeutic and human rapport between leader and members.
Table of Contents
1. The Role of Techniques. 2. Ethical Issues in Using Group Techniques. 3. Techniques for Preparing Groups. 4. Techniques for the Initial Stage. 5. Techniques for the Transition Stage. 6. Techniques for the Working Stage. 7. Techniques for the Final Stage. 8. In a Nutshell.