Introduction to Group Work Practice (with MyHelpingLab), An

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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The perfect text for preparing students to work with either treatment (ongoing) or task (special focus) groups, this newly revised edition offers the most up-to-date research available in the social work field. An Introduction to Group Work Practice, Fifth Edition, continues to stress the importance of developing skills in group-work and provides the most comprehensive information available on the market today. Students receive a thorough grounding in areas that vary from treatment to organizational and community settings. The addition of new case studies, practice examples, and guiding principles add to the ease and readability of this popular text.

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
Guidelines for Ethics
Ethical Guidelines for Group Counselors
Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, Inc
Films and Videotapes
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Name Index
Subject Index
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