Dr. Laura Beer was recognized by her peers with the 2015 Professional Practice Award from the Western Region American Association of Music Therapy.
Human sciences faculty member Greg Crosby contributed a chapter on integrated cognitive behavioral group therapy in a new text on group psychotherapy.
With Donald Altman, Crosby penned chapter five of the Handbook of Group Psychotherapy, edited by Jeff Klineberg, M.D. (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2012).
Crosby has been teaching at Marylhurst since 1981. He will teach Introduction to Group Therapy as a weekend class, April 13-15, 2012.
From the Back Cover
The Handbook of Group Psychotherapy is a user-friendly guide to conducting group psychotherapy in various settings and with different populations. It has been designed as a resource for new professionals, including graduate students in mental health, as well as more seasoned clinicians planning to integrate group psychotherapy into their work.
Bringing together pre-eminent group psychotherapists from different theoretical perspectives and countries, the articles in this volume present their approaches to conducting groups with diverse populations in different settings. Written in straight-forward, jargon-free language, the articles directly speak to the needs of the mental health professional planning to begin a group or to strengthen an existing group.
Whether combined with a formal class in group techniques, human relations, or group dynamics, or in an institute training group practitioners, or read as part of one's own professional development, this work is likely to advance the reader's clinical competency and strengthen their self-confidence as a leader.
Using a personal style and speaking from years of experience, the contributors provide hands-on suggestions as to how a group leader really works. From determining patient or client needs, developing treatment goals, and constructing a group, to handling emergencies, the contributors address the needs of the new group leader. The articles also address issues of diversity and globalism, as well as trauma and resiliency, making this a truly post-9/11 contribution.