Groups in Social Work A Workbook

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-25
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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  

Author Biography

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). 

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview
Types of Groups and Group Curricula
Setting Up Groups
Rules and Guidelines
Basic Leadership Skills
Advanced Leadership Skills
Stages of Group Development
Beginning the Group
Techniques with Working with Mandated Groups
Making the Most Out of Ending and Beginning Subsequent Sessions
Strengths-Based Techniques
Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions
Handling Difficult Group Member Behaviors
Challenges to Group Leadership
Groups and Social Diversity
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