An Introduction to Group Work Practice / Edition 7

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Overview

This comprehenisve group practice text prepares students to work with either treatment or task oriented groups, this comprehensive revised edition offers the most up-to-date research available and continues to stress the importance of developing skills in group-work.

Students receive a thorough grounding in areas that vary from treatment to organizational and community settings. Numerous case studies, practice examples, and guiding principles add to the ease and readability of this popular text. Content is tied to CSWE's core competencies and practice behaviors that are necessary for generalist and specialized social work practice with groups.

Group versus individual efforts, understanding group dynamics, leadership & power, group leadership skills.

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The third edition includes a sharper focus on generalist practice and on typologies which illustrate group work practice both treatment groups and task groups at the micro, meso, and macro level. Additions include a new chapter on leadership and diversity, and new material on confidentiality, telephone and computer groups, dealing with conflict, and working with reluctant and involuntary group members. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205820047
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/14/2011
  • Series: Connecting Core Competencies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 108,457
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald W. Toseland, University at Albany, State University of New York Dr. Ronald W. Toseland is Director and Professor, Institute of Gerontology, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York. He holds an MSW from Fordham University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has published 6 books and over 110 articles and book chapters, many of which have focused on clinical practice with the frail and chronically ill older adults and their family caregivers. An edited book (with David Haigler and Deborah Monahan) Education and Support Group Programs for Family Caregivers: Implications for Practice, Research and Policy is in press (N.Y.:Springer). Dr. Toseland is internationally recognized for his research on social work practice with groups and effective interventions for problems faced by aging individuals. His research findings have been featured in Congress and internationally. Dr. Toseland has received more than $10 million in grants for research. He was awarded the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work Career Achievement Award in 2007 for outstanding lifelong contributions’ the Society for Social Work and Research Distinguished Achievement Award in 2008 and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2010.

Robert F. Rivas, Siena College Robert F. Rivas is Professor of Social Work at Siena College in Albany NY. He has published 2 books, several articles, book chapters and conference papers. He holds a BA Degree from New Mexico Highlands University and an MSW degree from Arizona State University. His practice has focused on individual and group work with children and families as well as work with Native Americans. Professor Rivas has served on both the Commission on Accreditation and he Board of Directors for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). He has also been honored by the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors in Social Work (BPD) and was awarded the BPD Presidential Medal of Honor in 2008 for his service to this organization. Professor Rivas has consulted extensively with social work education programs across the country, specializing in curriculum development and accreditation services.

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE KNOWLEDGE BASE OF GROUP WORK PRACTICE

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Historical Developments

Chapter 3: Understanding Group Dynamics

Chapter 4: Leadership

Chapter 5: Leadership and Diversity

PART II: THE PLANNING STAGE

Chapter 6: Planning the Group

PART III: THE BEGINNING STAGE

Chapter 7: The Group Begins

Chapter 8: Assessment

PART IV: THE MIDDLE STAGE

Chapter 9: Treatment Groups: Foundation Methods

Chapter 10: Treatment Groups: Specialized Methods

Chapter 11: Task Groups: Foundation Methods

Chapter 12: Task Groups: Specialized Methods

PART V: THE ENDING STAGE

Chapter 13: Ending the Group’s Work

Chapter 14: Evaluation

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