Group Work Practice - An Integration of Experience, Theory and Practice

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Group Work Practice

An Integration of Experience, Theory and Practice

By: Edcil Wickham, William Pelech, Robert Basso

The book is ideal for courses on group treatment in social work and is suitable for a variety of disciplines that make use of group skills in a therapeutic manner.

ISBN 978-1-55077-170-1
Edition First
Year 2009
Page Count 140

$ 24.95

Description

Group development is part of the foundation of effective group work practice. Without such an understanding, the group leader will have difficulty facilitating the development of the group as an agent of therapeutic change.

This is text will help group leaders recognize the stages of group development and help them understand the importance of diversity and “use-of-self” in group processes. A variety of practice settings are used to demonstrate the relevance of group treatment.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Introduction Section
1: Preparation for Group Treatment
  • Practitioner Preparation for Group Treatment

  • Considerations When Designing a Treatment Group

  • Pre-Group: An Invitation to Change

2: Stages of Group Development
  • Group Leader’s Concerns and Interventions During Pre-Affiliation

  • Group Leader’s Concerns and Interventions During Power and Control

  • Group Leader’s Concerns and Interventions During Intimacy

  • Group Leader’s Concerns and Interventions During Differentiation

  • Group Leader’s Concerns and Interventions During Separation

  • Co-leadership Section

3: Case Studies in Group Treatment
  • Men Who Abuse: A Treatment Group For First Nations Men

  • Group Treatment: Administrators Dealing with Stress

  • Adult Separation and Divorce Group Section
4: Evaluation and Supervision In Group Treatment
  • Evaluation of Group Treatment

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography