Intentional Group Counseling: Best Practices for a Multicultural World provides students with essential best practices for conducting group counseling sessions in a diverse society. The text presents students with the latest research in applied psychology and group counseling, and also breaks down the complex art of leadership into individual skills using the Microskills approach. Embracing an experiential learning framework, students are guided through the practical application of learned Microskills in real-world group settings to further develop their competencies within dynamic environments.
The book begins with best practices for intentional group leadership, ethics, cultural competence, and social justice in group work. Later chapters focus on listening and process skills, managing conflict and confrontation, and how to employ interpersonal influence to help clients explore logical consequences, group feedback, and meaningful reflection. The text closes with discussions of alternative theoretical approaches to group work, strategies for working with children and adolescents, and how to develop a personal leadership style.
Designed to help future clinicians prepare to lead diverse populations through effective and profound group sessions, Intentional Group Counseling is ideal for courses in group work, group counseling, social work, and psychology.