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Group Counseling
This paper reviews the research on group counseling and college students.
# 92045 | 1,910 words | 18 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2007 in Education (Higher) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper describes the group counseling process. The author points out that this literature review upholds the view that group therapy among college-aged students is 'just as' if not 'more' effective in therapy-based interventions with motivation for change, a determinative factor in the success of this type of intervention. The paper states that group-counseling intervention is under-utilized by college-aged students.

Table of Contents:
Group Counseling Defined
Effective Group Counseling
Group Design - Theoretical Framework is Pluralistic in Nature Group Stages
Group Counseling Found to be "As Effective" as Individual Counseling
Group Counseling Under-Utilized by College Students
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"These stages are often referred to as "forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning." The first stage of 'dependency' or 'forming' is a time when members explore the group and themselves and establish trust. The second stage of 'conflict' or 'storming' may be either "overt or covert. The type and amount of conflict that is generated relates to how much jockeying for position goes on in the group." Stage three is 'cohesion' or 'norming' in which a "spirit of we-ness" is established and each person feels a part of the group which is conducive to "productive sharing"."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • UCSB Counseling Services: Group Counseling - Why Group Counseling Online available at: ling /index.a spx?page =whygroup.
  • Dansby, V. S. (1996). Group work within the school system: Survey of implementation and leadership role issues. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 21, 232-242.
  • Dougherty, A. M. (1992). Ethical issues in consultation. Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 26, 214-220.
  • Partin, R. L. (1993). School counselors' time: Where does it go? The School Counselor, 40, 274-281.
  • Prout, S. M., & Prout, H. T. (1998). A meta-analysis of school-based studies of counseling and psychotherapy: An update. Journal of School Psychology, 36, 121-136.

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APA Format

Group Counseling (2007, February 12) Retrieved February 26, 2024, from

MLA Format

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