"It offers a practical, hands-on guide to group counseling with concrete, specific information for students on how to run a group from beginning to end. It stresses creativity and active leadership, and it provides many exercises that beginning group leaders can use from the beginning of their careers. I highly recommend it."
"The book is well constructed, appropriate for graduate-level work, comprehensive in coverage of issues related to group work. Students consistently provide favorable feedback about this text."
"If you can only use one text for graduate students or new counselors, this is the one. It's group counseling made clear and manageable. My students report that the best parts are the how-to's, like deepening the focus, cutting off, using rounds."
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About the Author
Ed Jacobs is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Master's Counseling Program at West Virginia University. He graduated from Florida State University with a doctorate in counselor education and received his masters and undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas in Austin. For the last twenty years, he has conducted over 450 workshops throughout the United States and Canada on Impact Therapy, group counseling, addictions counseling, and various other counseling related topics. He is a Fellow in the Association for Specialists in Group Work and has a small private practice. Dr. Jacobs is the author of over twenty articles and four books. He received the Professional Development Award from Association for Specialists in Group Work in 2003.
Dr. Robert L. Masson received his Ph.D. and Ed.D. at SUNY, Buffalo. He is now retired and lives in Punta Gorda, Florida. Dr. Masson was a professor for over thirty years at West Virginia University in the Counseling, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Department. He taught courses in techniques, theories, group, and rehabilitation counseling.
Dr. Riley Harvill is the co-founder of The HarBeck Company which is a human resource training and consulting firm located in Dallas, Texas. Before co-founding The HarBeck Company, Dr. Harvill was an associate professor at the University of North Texas in the Counselor Education Department where he taught courses in individual and group counseling.