THE ESSENTIAL GROUPWORKER / Edition 1

THE ESSENTIAL GROUPWORKER / Edition 1

by Mark Doel, Catherine Sawdon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853028231

ISBN-13: 9781853028236

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Focusing on how groupwork can be learnt and taught, the authors of this accessible and lively book consider what is essential in effective work with groups. They develop a practice model which is applicable to a wide range of approaches and actively promotes anti-oppressive groupwork. It has been extensively trialled and refined in a mainstream social services

Overview

Focusing on how groupwork can be learnt and taught, the authors of this accessible and lively book consider what is essential in effective work with groups. They develop a practice model which is applicable to a wide range of approaches and actively promotes anti-oppressive groupwork. It has been extensively trialled and refined in a mainstream social services agency.

Using 'activities' to promote the reader's understanding and involvement, The Essential Groupworker describes how to plan, set up and maintain a working group. The authors look at the ways in which power and power relations, and individual and group identities influence the success or failure of a group. They show how to evaluate outcomes and apply knowledge gained through experience, and consider ways of approaching group endings.

Written for students, practitioners and educators, The Essential Groupworker will stimulate effective and creative groupwork practice in a wide variety of settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853028236
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Groupwork in Context 1. Why groupwork? 2. Education and training for groupwork. 3. Power and oppression in groupwork. Part Two: Groupwork in Action. 4. The planning phase. 5. Offering groupwork. 6. The first session and the group agreement. 7. Action techniques in groups. 8. Interactional techniques in groups. 9. Individual behaviours in the group. 10. The individual and the group. 11. Co-working and leadership in groups. 12. Recording and evaluating groupwork. 12. Endings in groupwork. References. Index

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