Group Leadership Skills for Nurses & Health Professionals, Fifth Edition

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Group Leadership Skills for Nurses & Health Professionals, Fifth Edition

SKU# 9780826104588

Author: Carolyn Chambers Clark EdD, ARNP,FAAN

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!



This book provides a comprehensive and insightful overview of group leadership skills, applicable to both therapeutic and work-related groups, alike."
Elizabeth McCay, RN, PD
Ryerson University

[A] masterful guide that teaches us to gain the most from each group setting. Whether we are in our private practice or involved in a committee, this work gives us an excellent format to follow."
William S. Bezmen, PhD, RN, CS
Director, Pathways to Health,
Holistic Treatment and Education Center

This is an excellent guide for key principles of leadership in managing group dynamics. Each chapter is well designed and supported with prominent research in the area which supports the theory development with current and historical evidence." Score: 97, 5 stars

--Doody's

Group Leadership Skills provides a solid foundation for using group concepts, theory, and research with a wide variety of groups and group settings. With this book, nurses and health professionals will learn the essential group process skills, including differentiating content from process, working with tension and anxiety, and enhancing cohesiveness. Clark presents practical strategies to improve the effectiveness of group leaders, such as helping groups solve problems and build teams. This edition is now newly expanded to apply to a diverse collection of groups. The strategies and techniques can be used with students, families, staff, codependency groups, depression groups, rape and sexual abuse groups, domestic violence groups, and many more.
Key Features:

  • Contains practical strategies for group leaders including conflict resolution, suggested ice-breakers, and discussion questions
  • Includes new "Exercise Simulations" for many chapters, including chapters on working with older adults, focus groups, organizations, and communities
  • Includes new feature, "Clinical Leader Challenges," which asks learners to apply theory and concepts to group situations"

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 02, 2008
  • Page Count 376
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826104588
  • EISBN 9780826104595

Table of Contents 

Part I: Learning Group Basics

    1. INTRODUCING YOU TO GROUP WORK
    2. USING BASIC GROUP CONCEPTS AND PROCESS
    3. WORKING TO ACHIEVE GROUP GOALS

Part II: Beginning and Guiding Groups

    4. BEGINNING, GUIDING, AND TERMINATING A GROUP
    5. DEALING WITH SPECIAL GROUP PROBLEMS

Part III: Developing Group Leadership Skills

    6. OBTAINING SUPERVISION AND WORKING WITH A COLEADER
    7. USING BEHAVIORAL APPROACHES
    8. RECORDING AND ANALYZING GROUP PROCESS

Part IV: Working with Different Types of Groups

    9. WORKING WITH THE OLDER ADULT
    10. WORKING WITH FOCAL GROUPS
    11. WORKING WITH ORGANIZATIONS
    12. WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES

Glossary

Index