9780205610051

Skills for Group Practice Responding to Diversity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205610051

  • ISBN10:

    0205610056

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-07
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Skills for Group Practice: Responding to Diversitycovers key theories and skills needed for all types of group work. It then includes a variety of role play exercises that provide students with the opportunity implement group work knowledge, skills and social work values with widely diverse communities and people. Diversity manifests itself in the form of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, race/ethnicity, nationality, class, health status, mental ability, religion and more. There are opportunities for students to co-facilitate and participate in 1) treatment groups such as support groups, social skills groups, educational groups, and therapy groups; and 2) task groups such as interdisciplinary teams, coalitions, and political action committees. Specific topics include adoption, school based social work, criminal justice, political action committees, gang violence, grief and loss, inter-agency coalitions, compassion fatigue, residential treatment and much more. Activities are embedded in open groups, the beginning, middle, and end stage of closed groups as well as a variety of task groups.The content on issues related to diversity prepares students for work in the multicultural global community. Finally, there are two more key components that distinguish this text from others. First, is the use of expert professionals from a myriad of practice and teaching settings who contributed to the development of the group scenarios. Second, is the use of "Jokers" who play secret roles in each role play that will add some excitement to the group work experience and challenge student group facilitators to think on their feet!

Author Biography

Stephen “Arch” Erich, Ph.D., LCSW is currently an Associate Professor and the Program Director of the Bachelor of Social Work program at the University of Houston- Clear Lake. His research, practice, and advocacy interests are subsumed under the umbrella of strengthening diverse family structures. With over 28 years of social work experience, Dr. Erich has worked with  many different types of families, including those who have children with autism,  as well as families experiencing other developmental challenges. He also spent a number of years working with adoptive families who had adopted children with special needs. Dr. Erich has published numerous scholarly articles. His research and advocacy have centered on two primary themes: adoptive families and especially those with lesbian and gay parents and transgender persons and their families. Dr. Erich has served as a consulting editor and reviewer for several academic journals and most recently served as the Guest Editor for a special issue of the journal Adoption Quarterly dedicated to the topic of “Gay and Lesbian Issues in Adoption.”

Heather Kanenberg, Ph.D., LMSW is currently Director of Field Education and Assistant Professor with the University of Houston-Clear Lake Bachelor of Social Work Program.   Heather also serves as an active member of the Women’s Studies Faculty at UHCL. She obtained her BSW from Murray State University and her MSW and Ph.D. from the University of Houston.  Dr. Kanenberg has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level for 8 years, her teaching includes courses such as:  Women’s Issues, Ethics, Introduction to Social Work, Policy Analysis, and Field Seminar.  Throughout her career as a professional social worker she has worked as an advocate on behalf of many oppressed and disenfranchised populations, with a primary focus on Children’s Health, Women’s Health, and Public Policy.  Examples of Dr. Kanenberg’s professional experiences include working with county health departments and as a public policy analyst, and experience working with advocacy organizations and in academia.  Heather’s research agenda includes a focus on feminist policy analysis and frameworks. She is concerned with underrepresented populations, such as  access to healthcare for women and girls, adoptive families with gay and lesbian parents, and issues specific to the transgender community.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

Acknowledgments

CONTRIBUTOR NOTES

 

SECTION 1: USING THE TEXT

Chapter 1: Introduction & What To Expect 

The Chapters: Deconstructed

The Joker(s)

Reflection/Process Prompts 

Theory Review

Person in Environment Perspectives

System Theories

The Ecological Model

Ecological Perspective

Field Theory

Structural Functionalism

Feminist Theories

Queer Theory

Strengths Perspective

Empowerment Perspective

Cognitive/Behavioral Theories

Psychodynamic Theory  

Skills

Chart:  Group and Individual Skills

Stages of Group Development

Brief Checklist of Items to Remember When Facilitating a Group  

 

SECTION 2: OPEN MEMBERSHIP TREATMENT GROUPS  

Chapter 2:  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Instersex, Queer/Questioning (LGBTIQ) Adolescents “Coming Out” group.

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principles

Web Resources

Chapter 3:School-based Social Worker and At Risk Adolescents

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principles

Web Resources

 

Chapter 4: Social, Economic, and Cultural Context of African Americans living with HIV/AIDS in the Open Community

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principles

Web Resources

 

Chapter 5: Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principles

Web Resources

 

Chapter 6: Younger and Older Adolescents in Residential Treatment

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principles

Web Resources 

 

SECTION 3: CLOSED AND TIME LIMITED TREATMENT GROUPS 

Chapter 7: Single Mothers who Have Experienced Episodic Homelessness

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principles

Web Resources

 

Chapter 8:  Bi-Racial Couples

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principles

Web Resources

 

Chapter 9:  Post-Adoption Family Group

Before You Begin

        Scenario

                Group Facilitator Tasks

                Roles for Group Members

                Observer Tasks

                Reflecting on the Group Session

                Summary, Key Concepts and Principles

                Web Resources

 

Chapter 10: Adults With Substance Abuse Disorders

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principles

Web Resources

 

Chapter 11:  Demonstrating the Use of Group Supervision

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principles

Web Resources

 

Chapter 12:  Hospice Planning for Loss: Children With a Parent Who Has a Terminal Illness

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principle

Web Resources

 

Chapter 13:  Couples Who have One Partner With a Terminal Form of Cancer

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principle

Web Resources

 

Chapter 14:  Adult Parolees

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principle

Web Resources

 

SECTION 4: TASK GROUPS 

Chapter 15:  A Social Action Committee Addressing Neighborhood Gang Violence

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principle

Web Resources

 Chapter 16:  A Social Work Political Action Committee

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principle

Web Resources

Chapter 17:  A Community Health Coalition

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principle

Web Resources

Chapter 18:  An Intra-Agency Grant Writing Team

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principle

Web Resources

Chapter 19:  A Community Council in a Refugee Camp in an Unnamed Country in Southern Africa

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principle

Web Resources

Chapter 20: Promotion and Support of the Practice of Self Care and Social Work

Before You Begin

Scenario

Group Facilitator Tasks

Roles for Group Members

Observer Tasks

Reflecting on the Group Session

Summary, Key Concepts and Principle

Web Resources

APPENDICES

Appendix 1:  Sample Treatment Group Agenda

Appendix 2: Sample Task Group Agenda

Appendix 3: Central State Voting Guide (For use in Chapter 16)

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