Basic Groupwork

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Basic Groupwork is a simple, practical guide to the processes of groupwork. This new edition has been extensively updated and revised to reflect the changes which have taken place in society and social behaviour since it was first published in 1978, but in essence it remains an accessible and friendly text for the novice practitioner." "In logical sequence the book follows the progress of one group from inception to close and exposes how groups work." "Basic Groupwork provides students with a sound and solid ...
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Overview

Basic Groupwork is a simple, practical guide to the processes of groupwork. This new edition has been extensively updated and revised to reflect the changes which have taken place in society and social behaviour since it was first published in 1978, but in essence it remains an accessible and friendly text for the novice practitioner." "In logical sequence the book follows the progress of one group from inception to close and exposes how groups work." "Basic Groupwork provides students with a sound and solid basis for any kind of groupwork, in any context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823604500
  • Publisher: International Universities Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1978
  • Pages: 208

Meet the Author

Tom Douglas

Tom Douglas is a freelance groupwork consultant with over forty years of experience in working with groups and has written widely on the theory and practice of groupwork.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. I How groups work
1 A very diverse family: the range of group forms 3
2 Beginning at the beginning: group members 13
3 Small groups and bigger groups: the constraints 23
4 What happens in groups: group processes 36
5 Guidance, enabling and direction: leadership acts 48
Pt. II Basic groupwork
6 Turning ideas into action: getting started 67
7 The more important steps in working groups 84
8 Where responsibility lies 103
9 Going on, changing direction or ending 121
10 The development of knowledge and skill 132
Further reading and references 144
Index 145
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