"The book will be a pleasure to teach from. It provides examples and content that will enhance a student's ability to understand what group leadership is all about. The self-reflection questions and case studies are helpful tools for teaching group leadership."
"This is an excellent text to be considered for a group therapy class. I think its strengths are manifested in the writers clear knowledge of group therapy, the excellent examples given throughout the book, and the reflective exercises at the end of the book."
"It is a clear method for working with groups that is based in clearly identifiable behaviors. It is a roadmap that will be helpful for those developing this type of clinical skill."
"This textbook is an excellent resource for people learning to lead groups. It provides a wealth of examples, case histories, techniques, and alternative ways to assist the leader in being successful in running a group."
"...The book offers an in-depth, comprehensive description of group process and dynamics. The text provides an "insider's" view of internal processes and dynamics through cases studies and group member journal entries. Specific techniques and strategies are described with examples of statements group leaders might make during the group interaction. Students and professionals will find examples of leader responses to be very helpful...There are so few that go into the depth characteristic of this book."
About the Author
Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor at Northeastern Illinois University. She teaches group counseling, individual counseling, grief counseling, and stress management. She has received many awards, the most recent being the Faculty Excellence Award from Northeastern Illinois University for the third time. She has co-authored a book on Individual Counseling as well as many published journal articles.
Dr. Rybak is an Associate Professor at Bradley University and is a specialist in group work. He teaches group counseling, counseling diverse populations, practicum and internship in counseling, theories and techniques of counseling, and pre-practicum in counseling. He has served as the Director of the ELH Counseling Clinic, and was the President of the Illinois Association for Specialists in Group Work. He has received awards for innovative teaching and integrated learning, a research award, and a Fulbright scholarship.