Contemporary Group Work / Edition 3

Contemporary Group Work / Edition 3

by Charles D. Garvin
ISBN-10:
0205198775
ISBN-13:
2900205198770
Pub. Date:
07/08/1996
Publisher:
Pearson

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Contemporary Group Work / Edition 3

The author is one of the best-respected individuals in this field; he has published over 50 journal articles, most of them dealing with group work, and is the co-author of several other books. This new edition incorporates more feminist theory and diversity issues throughout the book. Examples are incorporated throughout the book to help students see how to apply group work principles. A special Application Exercise at the end of most chapters helps students to reflect on and apply what they have learned. New Ch. 6 on use of therapeutic factors in groups, a topic of emerging interest in the field. For readers interested in group social work found in schools or departments of Social Work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900205198770
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/08/1996
Series: Social Work Practice Series
Edition description: 3rd ed
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with "Summary."

1. Contemporary Group Work: An Overview.
The Organizational and Environmental Approach.
Differing Approaches to Practice.
Influences Beyond Social Work.
Similarities and Differences Among Approaches.

2. Group Work Activities and Settings.
The Significance of the Agency.
Group Work History.
Agency Conditions That Affect Group Work.
A Typology of Agency Purposes.

3. The Pregroup Phase.
Group Purposes.
Group Composition.
Preparing for Groups.

4. Beginning a Group.
Process of Group Formation.
Decisions on Group Purpose.
Assessment in Groups.
Determination on Norms.
Emotional Reactions to Group Formation.
Relationship of Group Worker to Members.
Relationships Among Members.
Group Structure During Formation.
Individual and Group Goals.
The Group Work Contract.
Problems in Group Beginnings.

5. Achieving Group Purposes Through Changes in Group Conditions.
Actions of the Group Worker.
Assessment of Group Conditions.
The Modification of Group Conditions.

6. Enhancing the Member's Use of Therapeutic Factors in Groups.
The Concept of Therapeutic Factors.
Categories of Therapeutic Factors.
The Use of Therapeutic Factors in Group Work.

7. Achieving Individual Change in Groups.
One-to-One Interactions.
Group Interventions on Behalf of Individuals.
Phases of Individual Change.
Environmental Interactions.

8. Group Work and Environmental Change.
Rationale forEnvironmental Change.
Selection of Environmental Targets.
Strategies for Environmental Change.

9. The Evaluation of Group Work Practice.
Evaluation of Individual Change of Group Members.
Evaluation of Changes in Group Conditions.
Evaluation of Environmental Changes.

10. The Group and Endings.
Meanings of Endings.
Worker Tasks.
Evaluation.
Understand and Cope with Feelings.
Maintain Changes.
Utilize Skills in a Variety of Circumstances.
Utilize New Services.
Reduce Cohesion.
Ceremonies.
Special Termination Issues.

11. Working with Groups for Identity Development.
Pregroup Tasks.
Group Formation Tasks.
Goal Pursuit Tasks.
Evaluation.
An Example.

12. Working with Groups to Enhance Skill Attainment.
Pregroup Tasks.
Group Formation Tasks.
Goal Pursuit Tasks.
Evaluation.
An Example.

13. Working with Groups in Social Control Situations.
Pregroup Tasks.
Group Formation Tasks.
Goal Pursuit Tasks.
Evaluation.
An Example.

14. Working with Groups for Rehabilitation.
Pregroup Tasks.
Group Formation Tasks.
Goal Pursuit Tasks.
Evaluation.
An Example.

15. Working with Oppressed People in Groups.
Pregroup Tasks.
Group Formation Tasks.
Goal Pursuit Tasks.
Evaluation.
An Example.

16. Working with Committees and Other Task Groups.
Pregroup Tasks.
Group Formation Tasks.
Goal Pursuit Tasks.
Evaluation.
An Example.

Bibliography.

Index.

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