Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Chapter 12, you should be able to describe

  • Group counseling from a historical perspective;
  • Group counseling compared to individual and family counseling;
  • Types of groups;
  • Problem solving and group process;
  • Group size, composition, and duration; use of co-leaders;
  • Pre-group screening and orientation;
  • Stages in group counseling;
  • Dealing with disruptive group members;
  • Common mistakes of group leaders;
  • Qualities of effective group leaders;
  • Ethical-legal issues relating to group counseling; and
  • Diversity issues in group counseling.