This book provides counselors in educational, mental health, private practice, and rehabilitation settings practical guidelines for facilitating groups. This text goes beyond the adaptation or application of theories of individual counseling to the group work setting. New to the fifth edition are updated chapters addressing ethical/legal considerations in group work, as well as diversity issues in group work. This edition also has an updated section entitled "Group Work in Selected Settings," which includes chapters on groups in schools, mental health, and rehabilitation settings. Readers will find these changes to be of high interest and helpful in developing an appropriate knowledge and skills base for group work..In addition, this text includes chapters on the specialty groups (task, psychoeducational, and psychotherapy) identified by the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), which complement and extend the information included in the chapters covering professional issues related to group work.