Social Work with Groups / Edition 3

Social Work with Groups / Edition 3

by Helen Northen, Roselle Kurland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231116322

ISBN-13: 9780231116329

Pub. Date: 08/16/2001

Publisher: Columbia University Press

When should someone not be admitted to a group? How can a reluctant child be persuaded to participate in a group? What is the best way to deal with issues of low self-esteem? Part of the enduring appeal of this classic work is its vivid depiction of actual group work and the challenges that arise.

Opening with an instructive survey of the roots and development of

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When should someone not be admitted to a group? How can a reluctant child be persuaded to participate in a group? What is the best way to deal with issues of low self-esteem? Part of the enduring appeal of this classic work is its vivid depiction of actual group work and the challenges that arise.

Opening with an instructive survey of the roots and development of group social work—from the first YMCA to the establishment of the NASW—Northen and Kurland contribute to the integration of theory and research that forms the basis of group social work practice. Using an ecosystem approach, they set forth a generic framework for practice with diverse groups, establishing a common core of values, knowledge, purposes, and interventions that can be applied to different populations and situations. With clear step-by-step guidance, this book covers the major issues as well as the ethical challenges that working with groups entails.

This fully revised and updated edition includes seven new chapters that reflect the most recent developments in group practice.

Columbia University Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231116329
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/16/2001
Series:
Social Work Series
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
791,746
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Groups in Social Work PracticeChapter 2. The Knowledge Base for PracticeChapter 3. Relationships: The Heart of PracticeChapter 4. Intervention in GroupsChapter 5. PlanningChapter 6. Pregroup Contact: Selection and Preparation of MembersChapter 7. PurposeChapter 8. The Problem-Solving ProcessChapter 9. ConflictChapter 10. Roles of MembersChapter 11. The Use of ActivityChapter 12. Stage I: Inclusion-OrientationChapter 13. Stage II: Uncertainty-ExplorationChapter 14. Stage III: Mutuality and Goal AchievementChapter 15. Stage IV: Separation-TerminationChapter 16. Evaluation

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