Higher Education


Groups: Process and Practice

Author(s): Marianne Schneider Corey | Dr. Gerald Corey | Cindy Corey

ISBN: 9789392357565

10th Edition

Copyright: 2018

India Release: 2021


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 464

Trim Size: 254 x 203 mm

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Learn to blend theory with practice in group work with Marianne, Gerald, and Cindy Corey's GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE. Focusing on the "what is" and the "how to" of group counseling, the authors use up-to-date examples, guidelines, insights, and an enhanced diversity perspective to show you how group leaders can apply the key concepts of the group process to a variety of groups. You'll receive practical guidance on working with groups of children, adolescents, and adults in both school settings and community settings. Many new activities encourage active learning, enabling you to see clinical applications come to life in the content that is covered. Also available: the MindTap online learning experience, which includes videos of group counseling sessions that further help to prepare you for professional practice.

  • The multimedia self-study program, GROUPS IN ACTION: EVOLUTION AND CHALLENGES, can be used as a video and enrichment resource to accompany the stext. GROUPS IN ACTION is available on DVD and online through Cengage Learning's MindTap® program.
  • The text includes 12 group proposals with guidelines to help students design groups specifically for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in school and community settings.
  • Thought-provoking questions, summaries, exercises, and suggested readings involve students and help them master the material.
  • Cindy Corey's expertise in multicultural counseling lends additional emphasis to this important perspective on the practice of group work.
  • Current trends in ethical, legal, and professional issues, as well as strategies for creating and maintaining trust, provide students with the critical information they need to confront and resolve the questions they will face in practice.
  • Case examples and dialogues throughout illustrate the group process, interventions, and other important concepts.

1. Introduction to Group Work.

2. The Group Counselor.

3. Ethical and Legal Issues in Group Counseling.

4. Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling.

5. Forming a Group.

6. Initial Stage of a Group.

7. Transition Stage of a Group.

8. Working Stage of a Group.

9. Final Stage of a Group.

10. Groups in School Settings.

11. Groups in Community Settings.

Marianne Schneider Corey

Marianne Schneider Corey, MA, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and a National Certified Counselor. She received her master’s degree in marriage, family and child counseling from Chapman College. A fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work, she was the recipient of its Eminent Career Award in 2001. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011. Corey has been involved in leading groups for different populations, providing training and supervision workshops in group process, facilitating self-exploration groups for graduate students in counseling, and co-facilitating training groups for group counselors and weeklong residential workshops in personal growth. Both Marianne and Gerald Corey have conducted training workshops, continuing education seminars and personal-growth groups in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Mexico, Hong Kong, China and Korea. She has made educational video programs with accompanying workbooks for Cengage: Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges (2014, with Gerald Corey and Robert Haynes); and Ethics in Action (2015, with Gerald Corey and Robert Haynes). Marianne and Gerald have been married since 1964. They have two adult daughters, Heidi and Cindy, two granddaughters and one grandson. She grew up in Germany and has kept in close contact with her family and friends there. In her free time, at the age of 80, she continues to enjoy traveling, reading, visiting with friends, bicycle riding and hiking in the mountains and the desert.


Gerald Corey

Gerald Corey, Ed.D., ABPP, is professor emeritus of human services and counseling at California State University at Fullerton. He is a distinguished visiting professor of counseling at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, where he teaches intensive courses in counseling theories, group counseling and ethics. He received his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California and was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from National Louis University. Dr. Corey is a diplomate in counseling psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology), a licensed psychologist and a National Certified Counselor. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 17, Counseling Psychology, and Division 49, Group Psychotherapy), the American Counseling Association and the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Both Gerald and Marianne Corey have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association, as well as the Eminent Career Award from the Association for Specialists in Group Work. In addition, he received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from California State University at Fullerton and the Thomas Hohenshil National Publications Award from the American Counseling Association. He is the author or co-author of 16 textbooks in counseling currently in print, along with more than 70 journal articles and book chapters, and several of his books have been translated into other languages.


Cindy Corey

Cindy Corey, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego, California. She received her master's degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of San Diego and her doctorate in multicultural community clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in Alhambra, California. She served as the chair of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Committee for the SDPA and has been a member of the Multicultural Committee and Women's Committee. Dr. Corey has focused much of her work in the area of counselor education, specializing in multicultural training, social justice and community outreach. Her most recent outreach involved working with a team of middle school teachers and staff as a multicultural consultant and group facilitator, providing group and individual support to the faculty and staff. They met regularly and discussed topics around diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as addressed racial tensions in the workplace and in the classroom. For over a decade, Dr. Corey worked as a full-time visiting professor in the department of counseling and school psychology at San Diego State University in both the Community-Based Block and Marriage and Family Therapy programs. She also taught part time in the PsyD program at Alliant International University in Alhambra. In addition, she has worked as a contracted clinician for Survivors of Torture International, focusing primarily on helping Sudanese refugee youth adjust to life in the United States, gain employment and attend colleges and universities. Dr. Corey works as a multicultural consultant and has created clinical intervention programs, training manuals and diversity sensitive curriculum for a variety of schools, businesses and organizations in the San Diego area.