Critical Incidents in Group Counseling


Critical Incidents in Group Counseling


Editors: Lawrence E. Tyson, Rachelle Perusse, Jim Whitledge

Contributing author: Virginia Kelly


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Book Contribution


Virginia Kelly is a contributing author, "Manipulation: 'Pay Attention to Me'" (p. 159-161).

Book description: This practical text examines critical incidents—or frequently occurring problems—that arise in “real life” group counseling settings. The incidents provide a means to explore the difficult decisions that group leaders face and serve to create learning opportunities for further discussion. Leading experts and practitioners in the field analyze each incident and discuss the behavior of the group leader and group members to afford the reader with insight into best practices. Issues considered include confidentiality, member screening, establishing trust, goal development, dual relationships, coercion, self-disclosure, referrals, and termination. An excellent resource for counseling classes in group work, ethical and legal issues, and practicum, as well as a handy refresher for private practitioners.



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Publication Information

Kelly, Virginia A. "Manipulation: 'Pay Attention to Me.'" In Lawrence E. Tyson, Rachelle Perusse, & Jim Whitledge (Eds.), Critical Incidents in Group Counseling. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association, 2004, p. 159-161.


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