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What Is Group Work?

What Is Group Work?

Author: Robert K. Conyne

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483317908

Category: Social Science

Page: 104

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A practical guide to improving the everyday practice of group work Establishing a general context and framework for the volumes included in the Group Work Practice Kit, What Is Group Work? presents an inclusive overview of group work in an easy-to-read format. Authors Robert K. Conyne and Leann T. Diederich: Define types of groups Connect with accreditation and/or specialty standards Demonstrate how best practices in group work and attention to diversity and multicultural issues can be used to guide practice Illustrate how key group processes (for example, group cohesion) can be used to mobilize effort Set the stage for translating available group work evidence into group leader practice What Is Group Work? is part of the Group Work Practice Kit: Improving the Everyday Practice of Group Work, a collection of nine books each authored by scholars in the specific field of group work. To promote a consistent reading experience, the books in the collection conform to editor Robert K. Conyne’s outline. Designed to provide practitioners, instructors, students, and trainees with concrete direction for improving group work, the series provides thorough coverage of the entire span of group work practice. This book is endorsed by the Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Group Work Leadership

Group Work Leadership

Author: Robert K. Conyne

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483300856

Category: Education

Page: 377

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Group Work Leadership: An Introduction for Helpers presents an evidence-based approach to the theory and practice of group work. Renowned counselor, psychologist, and group work fellow Dr. Robert K. Conyne advances this unique and evolving service in a three-part, comprehensive overview of the skills necessary for trainees of counseling and other helping professionals to succeed in group settings. Section I covers the breadth and foundations of group work; best practice and ethical considerations; dynamics and processes in group work; and how groups tend to develop over time. Section II explores group work leadership styles, methods, techniques, and strategies, as well as both traditional and innovative group work theories. Section III examines the role of reflection in group practice, as well as selecting effective intervention strategies in various settings.

Designing Groupwork

Designing Groupwork

Author: Elizabeth G. Cohen

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807733318

Category: Education

Page: 228

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This edition features new material on such topics as skill-building for more advanced students and how to use multiple-ability treatments.

Using Groupwork

Using Groupwork

Author: Mark Doel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134301522

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Written by an experienced groupworker and academic, this book promotes greater knowledge and understanding of groupwork and group processes, particularly in social work and social care settings. Incorporating both theory and practice, it provides a practical guide to those considering groupwork, and further inspiration for those already involved. The book incorporates a number of case examples of groups run in mainstream social work, social care and multidisciplinary settings. Skills-based in approach, this original text includes: illustrative group examples quotes from groupworkers key learning points based on research activities to develop practice suggestions for further reading. Published in association with Community Care Magazine, the book meets the changing needs of today’s students and practitioners in social care and is a welcome addition to the current literature.

A Mutual-Aid Model for Social Work with Groups

A Mutual-Aid Model for Social Work with Groups

Author: Dominique Moyse Steinberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134473014

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Group work is a popular and widely used social work method. Focusing particularly on the central role of mutual aid in effective group work, this text presents the theoretical base, outlines core principles, and introduces the skills for translating those theories and principles into practice. A Mutual-Aid Model for Social Work with Groups will help readers to catalyze the strengths of group members such that they become better problem solvers in all areas of life from the playroom to the boardroom. Increased coverage of evaluation and evidence-based practice speaks to the field’s growing concern with monitoring process and assessing progress. The book also includes: worker-based obstacles to mutual aid, their impact, and their antidotes pre-group planning including new discussion on curriculum groups group building by prioritizing certain goals and norms in the new group the significance of time and place on mutual aid and the role of the group worker maintaining mutual aid during so-called individual problem solving an expanded discussion of anti-oppression and anti-oppressive practice unlocking a group’s potential to make difference and conflict useful special considerations in working with time-limited, open-ended, and very large groups. Case examples are used throughout to help bridge the gap between theory and practice, and exercises for class or field, help learners to immediately apply conceptual material to their practice. All resources required to carry out the exercises are contained in over 20 appendices at the end of the book. Key points at the end of each chapter recap the major concepts presented, and a roster of recommended reading for each chapter points the reader to further resources on each topic. Designed to support ethical and successful practice, this textbook is an essential addition to the library of any social work student or human service practitioner working with groups.

Stories Celebrating Group Work

Stories Celebrating Group Work

Author: Roselle Kurland

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789017474

Category: Law

Page: 226

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Stories Celebrating Group Work: It's Not Always Easy to Sit on Your Mouth celebrates the 25th anniversary of the esteemed journal Social Work with Groups with a collection of 21 narratives from group work practitioners and educators. These highly personal stories from a range of social workers—young and old, “famous” and not so famous—reflect each author's development and experience, serving as both instruction and inspiration for practitioners and educators. This unique collection—by turns humorous, moving, profound, and down-to-earth—gets to the heart of what it means to be a member of the social work community. Each chapter of Stories Celebrating Group Work draws on its contributor's area of expertise and interest in a specific topic, chronicling the development of the author's understanding, appreciation, and skill. Authors address the everyday concerns of social work professionals, such as maximizing mutual aid, promoting positive norms, maintaining authority in group work, managing conflict, dealing with taboo subjects, building a group work culture in a human services organization, working with a co-leader, tapping the strengths of group members, and addressing social change. The individual stories of working with men, women, and children suffering through abuse, homelessness, addiction, and teenage pregnancy, in places as diverse as East Harlem, Maine, Canada, Nebraska, Long Island, Haiti, Uruguay, help form a collegial spirit as group workers gain insight from the theory and practice of those who went before. The personal stories you'll find in Stories Celebrating Group Work include: “How I Became a Social Worker” “The Power of Group Work with Kids” “How the Relational Model of Group Work Developed” “My Love Affair with Stages of Group Development” “But I Want to Do a Real Group” “Racial Difference and Human Commonality: The Worker-Client Relationship” and many more! Stories Celebrating Group Work: It's Not Always Easy to Sit on Your Mouth is a one-of-a-kind collection of stories, at once entertaining and educational. It's an essential read for beginning and seasoned human services practitioners, and educators involved with, or interested in, working with groups.

Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society

Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society

Author: Roselle Kurland

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560249625

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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Explore the best of current social work practice from practitioners and educators in the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong in Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society. The chapters are reflective of the social realities in which group work is now practiced and address current social issues and problems.

Gender and Groupwork

Gender and Groupwork

Author: Marcia B. Cohen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415080576

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Based on practice experience in both the UK and the USA, Gender and Groupwork brings together the best of groupwork knowledge, skills and values in a true transatlantic partnership.

Group Work

Group Work

Author: Urania Glassman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483342986

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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A book that supports the human spirit and the humanistic visions of those who champion personal and social change through the social work group.... The Second Edition of Group Work: A Humanistic and Skills Building Approach identifies the humanistic values and democratic norms that guide the group practitioner's interventions. The book presents seven stage themes of group development, 29 techniques for group work practice, and more than 60 new illustrations from contemporary group work. The Second Edition remains centered on the role of the social group work practitioner, who employs group work methods to further the personal growth and empowerment of members in community and institutional contexts. Features of the Second Edition: · Offers 29 new descriptions of group work practice techniques, which have applicability in clinical, support, and organizational groups · Provides seven stage themes of group development, describing member reactions and highlighting worker pitfalls, self-awareness issues, and skills for maximizing member growth within each stage · Presents 60 new illustrations of group meetings, which demonstrate the practitioner role and conclude with discussion and analysis · Includes an updated Chapter 10, which highlights ethical values in mental health, substance abuse treatment, and health care groups Intended Audience This is an ideal core text for advance undergraduate and graduate courses such as Group Work, Foundation Practice, Skills of Counseling, and Group Dynamics in the fields of social work, psychology, and counseling.

Group Work with Children and Adolescents

Group Work with Children and Adolescents

Author: Steven R. Rose

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761901612

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

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A practical volume for the helping professions, Group Work With Children and Adolescents will be highly valuable to those practicing in the fields of social work, human services, clinical and counseling psychology, and psychiatric nursing.

Group Work

Group Work

Author: Timothy Kelly B

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136396922

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Explore the latest research and practice information in group work! Group Work: Strategies for Strengthening Resiliency is a collection of research and information presented at the Twentieth Annual International Symposium on Social Work with Groups. Resiliency issues are explored in relation to children, couples, managers, survivors of torture, poor women, HIV/AIDS affected youth, and other population groups. The contributors were keynote speakers and paper presenters at the symposium. They represent a wide range of fields of practice and experience. For social workers, students, educators, and practitioners, this volume examines how group work can improve resiliency in your community. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside: Keynote Speaker Jeremy Woodcock's experiences in his groundbreaking resiliency work with victims of torture Alex Gitterman's brilliant exposition of the notions of resiliency and vulnerability--he outlines the current thinking and puts it into a group work context case examples that illustrate resiliency in children a discussion of how residential settings can function like a 24-hour group and how to use that group effectively to strengthen the resiliency of the residents a way to use groups to help develop social and economic capital for poor women through investment clubs group themes and practice strategies for group work with couples who have differing HIV status Group Work: Strategies for Strengthening Resiliency also contains chapters reflecting the personal experiences of the authors. One shares her transformation from a worker who did case work in a group into a social group worker. Another shares a reminiscence of a personal journey during her formative years as a budding group worker. From its description of how the use of group work principles and skills can benefit managers and programs to its challenge to group workers to incorporate some community work skills into their repertoire, Group Work: Strategies for Strengthening Resiliency is more than a fascinating read--it is a tool to help you keep abreast of the latest theory and practice in this ever-changing field.

Inclusive Group Work

Inclusive Group Work

Author: William Pelech

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190657093

Category: Group Processes

Page: 391

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Inclusive Group Work offers an innovative approach to working with intervention groups and task groups by redefining the concept of diversity and reframing core group work concepts. Appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate courses, this book introduces readers to the foundations of group practice with an emphasis on social justice. The book presents diversity as a relational concept that is at the heart of all group interactions. Individual identity is complex, and in order for all members to be treated equally their individuality must be accepted and respected. Using this framework, the book discusses the values and ethics of social work with groups, explores the stages of group work including planning, and presents both basic and advanced skills such as conflict resolution and the use of self. Theories are put into practice in three chapters of case studies that show in-detail how diversity can be employed as a strength in multiple settings to achieve the wide variety of goals groups pursue. Through this new approach, students and practitioners alike will learn how to harness diversity to engage and maintain participation in inclusive group processes.