Handbook of Social Work with Groups, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-06-27
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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This definitive text, now revised and expanded, has introduced thousands of students and practitioners to the theory and practice of social work with groups. Leading authorities outline major models of group work and address critical issues in planning, implementing, and evaluating interventions. The Handbook describes applications in all the major practice settings--mental health, prevention, child welfare, substance abuse, health care, aging, corrections, and more--as well as organizational and community settings. A strong focus on empowerment, social justice, and diversity is woven throughout. The empirical foundations of group work are reviewed, and innovative research methods discussed.

New to This Edition:
*Incorporates over a decade of advances in the field
*Heightened focus on practitioner-researcher collaboration.
*Two chapters on substance abuse prevention with youth.
*Chapters on social justice work, evidence-based practice, offender reentry, intimate partner violence, intergroup dialogue, working with immigrants and refugees, qualitative methods, and intervention research.
*Major updates on existing topics, such as cognitive-behavioral group work, psychoeducational groups, health care settings, and technology-mediated groups.
*Integrative epilogue that synthesizes key themes.

Author Biography

Charles D. Garvin, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. His research interests include group work and social justice issues in social work. Dr Garvin is the author or editor of several books, including Group Work Research and Social Work and Social Justice, as well as many journal articles and book chapters, and served as coeditor of Small Group Research. A past chair and current board member of the International Association for Social Work with Groups, he is a recipient of the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award from the Council on Social Work Education.
Lorraine M. Gutiérrez, PhD, is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the School of Social Work and the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, where she is also faculty associate in Latino Studies. Her teaching and scholarship focus on multicultural praxis in communities, organizations, and higher education. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Community Research and Action, Dr. Gutiérrez is a member of the editorial team of the Journal of Community Practice.
Maeda J. Galinsky, PhD, is Kenan Distinguished Professor Emerita in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published widely in the area of group work theory, practice, and research, including articles on support groups, open-ended groups, and evaluation of innovative interventions. Dr. Galinsky has served on the editorial boards of Social Work with Groups, Small Group Research, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, and Social Work Research, and on the board of the International Association for Social Work with Groups.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Charles D. Garvin, Lorraine M. Gutiérrez, and Maeda J. Galinsky
I. Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations
1. Group Dynamics, Ronald W. Toseland
2. An Ecological/Systems/Seven C's Perspective on Group Practice, John E. Tropman
3. Social Group Work in a Global Context, Rebecca Smith, Justin Bucchio, & Barbara Turnage
4. An Empowerment Perspective, Margot Breton
5. Ethics and Values in Group Work, Allan E. Barsky & Helen Northen
6. Group Work and Socially Just Practice, R. M. Ortega
II. Principal Foundations of Group Practice Models
7. The Mutual Aid Model, Alex Gitterman
8. Cognitive-Behavioral Group Work, Richard Tolman & Craig W. LeCroy
III. Group Work Approaches Related to Purpose
9. Support and Self-Help Groups, Linda Farris Kurtz
10. Psychoeducational Groups, Jennifer Root
11. Social Work with Groups and Drug Abuse Prevention with Youth: Rich History and Untapped Potential, Flavio F. Marsiglia & Elizabeth Kiehne
IV. Group Work Approaches Related to Setting
12. Group Work in Health Care Settings, Brian L. Kelly
13. Evidence-Based Group Work in Mental Health Practice, Mary C. Ruffolo & Carolyn M. Maker
14. Involuntary Groups, Ronald Rooney & Michael Chovanec
15. Strengths-Based Group Work with Children and Adolescents, Andrew Malekoff
16. Group Work in Child Welfare, Barbara Rittner
17. Group-Based Approaches to Preventing Adolescent Substance Abuse: The State of Social Work Science, David Córdova, Brian Perron, & Jorge Delva
18. Groups for Older Adults, Ruth Campbell
19. Groups for Reducing Intergroup Conflicts, David Bargal
20. Group Interventions for Partner Abuse, Daniel G. Saunders
21. Group Work with Immigrants and Refugees, Izumi Sakamoto & Sidonia Couto
22. Intergroup Dialogue: Engaging Difference for Social Change, Biren (Ratnesh) A. Nagda
23. Group Work in the Shadow of Mass Incarceration, Reuben Jonathan Miller, Desmond Upton Patton, & Jorge Delva
V. Group Work in Organizational and Community Settings
24. Assessing and Strengthening Characteristics of Effective Groups in Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships, Amy J. Schulz, Barbara A. Israel, & Paula Lantz
25. Participatory Research, Popular Education, and Popular Theatre: Contributions to Group Work, Janet L. Finn, Jillian Dean Campana, & Maxine Jacobson
26. Social Action Groups, Lee H. Staples
27. Group Process Dynamics and Skills in Interdisciplinary Teamwork, Laura R. Bronstein & Julie S. Abramson
28. Group Work with Working Groups, Paul H. Ephross, Thomas V. Vassil, & Steven R. Rose
VI. Group Work Research and Evaluation
29. Evaluation and Research Design, Larry M. Gant
30. Measurement Issues, Randy Magen
31. Qualitative Research, Susan Preston, Judy Hughes, & Michael R. Woodford
32. Intervention Research in Social Work with Groups, Mark J. Macgowan
VII. The Uses of Technology to Create Groups
33. Technology-Mediated Groups, Ronald Fitch
Epilogue, Charles D. Garvin, Lorraine M. Gutiérrez, and Maeda J. Galinsky

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