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COUN 6250F Group Process and Dynamics: Welcome & Course Readings

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COUN 6250F Course Readings

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Champe, J., & Rubel, D. J. (2012). Application of focal conflict theory to psychoeducational groups: Implications for process, content, and leadership. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 37(1), 71–90. doi:10.1080/01933922.2011.632811

Corwin, D., Wall, K. & Koopman, C. (2012). Psycho-spiritual integrative therapy for women with breast cancer. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 37(3), 252-273. 10.1080/01933922.2012.686961

Furr, S. R. (2000). Structuring the group experience: A format for designing psychoeducational groups, The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 25(1), 29–49, doi: 10.1080/01933920008411450

Gaffney, S. (2008). Steps towards a practice of Gestalt with groups: A mini-manual for beginners. Gestalt Journal of Australia & New Zealand, 5(1), 32–51.

Macrodimitris, S. D., Hamilton, K. E., Backs-Dermott, B., & Mothersill, K. J. (2010). CBT basics: A group approach to teaching fundamental cognitive-behavioral skills. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 24(2), 132–146. Retrieved from

Plosker, R., & Chang, J. (2014). A solution-focused therapy group designed for caregivers of stroke survivors. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 33(2), 35–49. :10.1521/jsyt.2014.33.2.35

Singh, A.A., Merchant, N., Skudrzyk, B., & Ingene, D. (2012). Association for specialists in group work: Multicultural and social justice competence principles for group workers. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 37(4), 312–325. doi:10.1080/01933922.2012.721482

Sonstegard, M. A. (1998). The theory and practice of Adlerian group counseling and psychotherapy. Journal of Individual Psychology, 54(2), 217–250.

Thomas, R. V., & Pender, D. A. (2008). Association for specialists in group work (ASGW): Best practice guidelines 2007 revisions. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 33(2). 111–117. doi: 10.1080/01933920801971184

Velasquez, M.M. & Ingersoll, K. S. (2006). Motivational Interviewing in groups. Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery. doi: 10.1300/J384v01n01_03

Westwood, M. J., & Ewasiw, J. F. (2011). Integrating narrative and action processes in group counseling practice: A multimodal approach for helping clients. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 36(1), 78–93.

Other Readings

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