Filled with practical information and an abundance of case examples and exercises, Groups in Social Work: A Workbookaddresses the common problems and issues that typically come up in groups. It shows how social workers can effectively use a strengths-based approach to both prevent and correct problems that may occur within the group. Features ; " Case vignettes, examples, and questionsare posed throughout the workbook " Strengths-based approach throughout, with one chapter completely devoted to it (Ch.11) " An abundance of examples from diverse settings(e.g., clubhouse settings) and different types of groups (e.g. psychoeducational) " An Appendix dedicated to evidence-based practicecoincides with Chapter 2 to help students learn how to find evidence-based curriculums
Dr. Jacqueline Corcoran is an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. Her books include Evidence-Based Social Work Practice with Families: A Lifespan Approach (Springer, 2000), Clinical Applications of Evidence-Based Family Interventions (Oxford, 2003), Building Strengths and Skills: A Collaborative Approach to Working with Clients (Oxford, 2004), Cognitive-Behavioral Methods for Social Workers: A Workbook (Allyn Bacon, 2006), and Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice (with Joseph Walsh, Oxford, 2006).