Introduction to Group Work Practice, An

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Provides an introduction to working with treatment or task groups incorporating the most up-to-date research and technology available. Group Social Work, ongoing and special focus groups, group-dynamics, group leadership. Professional Group Social Work practioners and students seeking a thorough grounding in group-dynamics and working with people in both task- and treatment-oriented groups in a variety of settings.

Table of Contents

The Knowledge Base of Group Work Practice
Organization of the Text
The Focus of Group Work Practice
Values and Ethics in Group Work Practice
Definition of Group Work
Classifying Groups
Group versus Individual Efforts
A Typology of Treatment and Task Groups
Treatment Groups
Task Groups
Historical Development
Knowledge from Group Work Practice: Treatment Groups
Knowledge from Group Work Practice: Task Groups
Knowledge from Social Science Research
Influential Theories
Understanding Group Dynamics
The Development of Helpful Group Dynamics
Group Dynamics
Stages of Group Development
Leadership and Power
An Interactional Model of Leadership
Group Leadership Skills
Leadership and Diversity
Approaches to Multicultural Group Work
The Planning Stage
Planning the Group
Planning Focus
Planning Model for Group Work
The Beginning Stage
The Group Begins
Objectives in the Beginning Stage
Definition of Assessment
The Assessment Process
Assessing the Functioning of Group Members
Assessing the Functioning of the Group as a Whole
Assessing the Group's Environment
Linking Assessment to Intervention
The Middle Stage
Treatment Groups: Foundation Methods
Middle-Stage Skills
Treatment Groups: Specialized Methods
Intervening with Group Members
Intervening in the Group as a Whole
Changing the Group Environment
Task Groups: Foundation Methods
The Ubiquitous Task Group
Leading Task Groups
A Model for Effective Problem Solving
Task Groups: Specialized Methods
Small Organizational Groups
Large Organizational Groups
Methods for Working with Community Groups
The Ending Stage
The Practitioner's Dilemma
Why Evaluate? The Group Worker's View
Evaluation Methods
Evaluations for Planning the Group
Evaluations for Monitoring a Group
Evaluations for Developing a Group
Evaluations for Determining Effectiveness and Efficiency
Evaluation Measures
Ending the Group's Work
Factors That Influence Group Endings
The Process of Ending
Planned and Unplanned Termination
Ending Group Meetings
Ending the Group as a Whole
Case Examples
A Caregiver Support Group
A Community Coalition
Appendix A
Guidelines for Ethics
Ethical Guidelines for Group Counselors
Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, Inc
Appendix B.Films and Videotapes
Appendix C.Group Announcements
Appendix D.Outline for a Group Proposal
Appendix E.An Example of a Treatment Group Proposal
Appendix F.An Example of a Task Group Proposal
Appendix G.Suggested Readings on Program Activities
Name Index
Subject Index
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