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Introduction to Group Work Practice

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3rd
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9780205265848

ISBN10:
0205265847
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Pub. Date:
8/1/1997
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Summary

Written from the generalist perspective. Expanded content on confidentiality in group practice. Comprehensive research base.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
PART I The Knowledge Base of Group Work Practice 1(142)
Introduction
3(43)
Organization of the Text
3(1)
The Focus of Group Work Practice
4(2)
Values and Ethics in Group Work Practice
6(5)
Practice Values
6(3)
Practice Ethics
9(2)
Definition of Group Work
11(2)
Classifying Groups
13(4)
Formed and Natural Groups
13(1)
Purpose and Group Work
14(1)
Treatment and Task Groups
14(3)
Group versus Individual Efforts
17(3)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Treatment Groups
17(2)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Task Groups
19(1)
A Typology of Treatment and Task Groups
20(1)
Treatment Groups
21(7)
Support Groups
21(2)
Educational Groups
23(1)
Growth Groups
24(1)
Therapy Groups
25(1)
Socialization Groups
26(2)
Task Groups
28(18)
Groups to Meet Client Needs
28(7)
Groups to Meet Organizational Needs
35(4)
Groups to Meet Community Needs
39(7)
Historical Developments
46(20)
Knowledge from Group Work Practice: Treatment Groups
46(7)
Differences Between Casework and Group Work
47(1)
Intervention Targets
48(1)
The Weakening of Group Work
48(1)
Current Practice Trends
49(3)
Divergent and Unified Practice Models
52(1)
Knowledge From Group Work Practice: Task Groups
53(1)
Knowledge from Social Science Research
54(2)
Influential Theories
56(10)
Systems Theory
56(3)
Psychodynamic Theory
59(1)
Learning Theory
60(2)
Field Theory
62(1)
Social Exchange Theory
63(3)
Understanding Group Dynamics
66(25)
The Development of Helpful Group Dynamics
66(1)
Group Dynamics
67(17)
Communication and Interaction Patterns
67(8)
Group Cohesion
75(3)
Social Control Dynamics
78(4)
Group Culture
82(2)
Stages of Group Development
84(7)
Leadership
91(36)
Leadership and Power
91(6)
Theories of Group Leadership
94(1)
Factors Influencing Group Leadership
94(2)
Effectiveness of Leaders
96(1)
An Interactional Model of Leadership
97(6)
Purposes of the Group
98(1)
Type of Problem
98(1)
The Environment
99(1)
The Group as a Whole
100(1)
The Group Members
101(1)
The Group Leader
102(1)
Group Leadership Skills
103(18)
Facilitating Group Processes
105(3)
Data Gathering and Assessment
108(2)
Action Skills
110(6)
Learning Group Leadership Skills
116(2)
Leadership Style
118(3)
Co-Leadership
121(6)
Leadership and Diversity
127(16)
Approaches to Multicultural Group Work
127(16)
Developing Cultural Sensitivity
128(2)
Assessing Cultural Influences on Group Behavior
130(5)
Intervening with Sensitivity to Diversity
135(8)
PART II The Planning Stage 143(30)
Planning the Group
145(28)
Basic Planning
145(2)
Elements of Treatment Group Planning
146(1)
Elements of Task Group Planning
146(1)
Planning Model for Group Work
147(26)
Establishing the Group's Purpose
147(2)
Assessing Potential Sponsorship and Membership
149(4)
Recruiting Members
153(3)
Composing the Group
156(6)
Orienting Members
162(2)
Contracting
164(2)
Preparing the Environment
166(4)
Preparing a Written Group Proposal
170(3)
PART III The Beginning Stage 173(60)
The Group Begins
175(26)
Objectives in the Beginning Stage
176(25)
Introducing New Members
177(4)
Defining the Purpose of the Group
181(2)
Confidentiality
183(1)
Helping Members Feel a Part of the Group
184(1)
Guiding the Development of the Group
185(5)
Task and Socioemotional Focus
190(1)
Goal Setting in Group Work
190(3)
Contracting
193(2)
Facilitating Members' Motivation
195(3)
Anticipating Obstacles
198(3)
Assessment
201(32)
Definition of Assessment
201(2)
Relationship to Individual Assessment
202(1)
The Assessment Process
203(3)
How Much Information?
204(1)
Diagnostic Labels
205(1)
Assessment Focus
205(1)
Assessing the Functioning of Group Members
206(9)
Methods for Assessing Group Members
207(8)
Assessing the Functioning of the Group as a Whole
215(10)
Methods for Assessing the Group as a Whole
218(7)
Assessing the Group's Environment
225(4)
Assessing the Sponsoring Organization
225(2)
Assessing the Interorganizational Environment
227(1)
Assessing the Community Environment
228(1)
Linking Assessment to Intervention
229(4)
PART IV The Middle Stage 233(130)
Treatment Groups: Foundation Methods
235(27)
Middle-Stage Skills
235(27)
Preparing for Group Meetings
236(4)
Structuring the Group's Work
240(4)
Involving and Empowering Group Members
244(1)
Helping Members Achieve Their Goals
245(11)
Working with Reluctant and Resistant Group Members
256(3)
Monitoring and Evaluating the Group's Progress
259(3)
Treatment Groups: Specialized Methods
262(33)
Intervening with Group Members
262(22)
Intrapersonal Interventions
263(8)
Interpersonal Interventions
271(7)
Environmental Interventions
278(6)
Intervening in the Group as a Whole
284(6)
Changing Communication and Interaction Patterns
284(2)
Changing the Group's Attraction for Its Members
286(2)
Using Social Controls Effectively
288(1)
Changing Group Culture
289(1)
Changing the Group Environment
290(5)
Increasing Agency Support for Group Work Services
290(2)
Links with Interagency Networks
292(1)
Increasing Community Awareness
292(3)
Task Groups: Foundation Methods
295(34)
The Ubiquitous Task Group
295(1)
Leading Task Groups
296(18)
Preparing for Group Meetings
297(3)
Sharing Information
300(2)
Enhancing Involvement and Commitment
302(2)
Developing Information
304(1)
Dealing with Conflict
305(3)
Making Effective Decisions
308(4)
Understanding Task Groups' Political Ramifications
312(1)
Monitoring and Evaluating
313(1)
Problem Solving
314(1)
A Model for Effective Problem Solving
314(15)
Identifying a Problem
316(5)
Developing Goals
321(1)
Collecting Data
322(2)
Developing Plans
324(1)
Selecting the Best Plan
325(1)
Implementing the Plan
326(3)
Task Groups: Specialized Methods
329(34)
Small Organizational Groups
329(20)
Brainstorming
329(4)
Variations on Brainstorming
333(2)
Focus Groups
335(3)
Nominal Group Technique
338(4)
Multiattribute Utility Analysis
342(4)
Quality Circles and Quality Improvement Teams
346(3)
Large Organizational Groups
349(7)
Parliamentary Procedure
349(5)
Phillips'66
354(2)
Methods for Working with Community Groups
356(7)
Mobilization Strategies
356(2)
Capacity-Building Strategies
358(1)
Social Action Strategies
359(4)
PART V The Ending Stage 363(82)
Evaluation
365(25)
The Practitioner's Dilemma
365(1)
Why Evaluate? The Group Worker's View
366(2)
Reasons for Conducting Evaluations
366(1)
Organizational Encouragement and Support
366(1)
Time Considerations
367(1)
Selecting an Evaluation Method
367(1)
Evaluation Methods
368(1)
Evaluations for Planning the Group
368(2)
Obtaining Program Information
368(1)
Needs Assessment
369(1)
Evaluations for Monitoring a Group
370(6)
Monitoring Methods
370(6)
Evaluations for Developing a Group
376(4)
Single-System Methods
377(2)
Case Study Methods
379(1)
Evaluations for Determining Effectiveness and Efficiency
380(10)
Evaluation Measures
384(1)
Choosing Measures
385(1)
Types of Measures
386(4)
Ending the Group's Work
390(20)
Factors That Influence Group Endings
390(1)
The Process of Ending
391(4)
Planned and Unplanned Termination
391(1)
Member Termination
392(2)
Worker Termination
394(1)
Ending Group Meetings
395(1)
Ending the Group as a Whole
396(14)
Maintaining and Generalizing Change Efforts
396(7)
Reducing Group Attraction
403(1)
Feelings about Ending
404(1)
Planning for the Future
405(2)
Making Referrals
407(3)
Case Examples
410(35)
A Caregiver Support Group
410(13)
The Support Component
410(1)
The Educational Component
411(1)
The Coping-Skills Component
411(2)
The Problem-Solving Component
413(10)
A Community Coalition
423(17)
The Planning Stage
424(1)
The Beginning Stage
425(7)
The Middle Stage
432(4)
The Ending Stage
436(4)
Appendix A
1. Guidelines for Ethics
440(3)
2. Ethical Guidelines for Group Counselors
443(2)
Appendix B Films and Videotapes 445(2)
Appendix C Group Announcements 447(2)
Appendix D Bibliography---Tell-A-Group 449(2)
Appendix E Outline for a Group Proposal 451(2)
Appendix F An Example of a Treatment Group Proposal 453(2)
Appendix G An Example of a Task Group Proposal 455(2)
Appendix H Suggested Readings on Program Activities 457(4)
Bibliography 461(24)
Name Index 485(12)
Subject Index 497


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