Handbook of Social Work with Groups

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Charles D. Garvin, Lorraine Margot Guti?rrez, Maeda J. Galinsky
Guilford Press, 2004 - Social Science - 527 pages
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Surveying the breadth of current knowledge, this comprehensive handbook describes current approaches to working with groups in many different settings and for a variety of purposes. Leading practitioners and scholars outline major theories of group work and address contemporary issues in designing and evaluating interventions. Illustrated are the ways groups are used to help people address personal problems, cope with disabilities, strengthen families and communities, resolve conflict, achieve social change, and more. For each application discussed, chapters provide practical, how-to-do-it information; review the relevant research base; evaluate the approach from the standpoint of empowerment; and consider the applicability of principles and methods for work with diverse populations. Special topics addressed include future directions in group work and the uses of new communication technologies.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part ITheoretical and Philosophical Foundations
11
Chapter 1Group Dynamics
13
Chapter 2An EcologicalSystems Perspective
32
Chapter 3Social Group Work in a Global Context
45
Chapter 4An Empowerment Perspective
58
Chapter 5Ethics and Values in Group Work
76
Principal Foundations
91
Chapter 16Groups for Older Adults
275
Chapter 17Groups for Reducing Intergroup Conflicts
292
Part VGroup Work in Organizational and Community Settings
307
Chapter 18Assessing and Strengthening Characteristics of Effective Groups in CommunityBased Participatory Research Partnerships
309
Contributions to Group Work
326
Chapter 20Social Action Groups
344
Group Work with Poor and Homeless Peo
360
Chapter 22Group Process Dynamics and Skills in Interdisciplinary Teamwork
384

Chapter 6The Mutual Aid Model
93
Chapter 7CognitiveBehavioralGroup Work
111
Part IIIGroup Work Approaches Related to Purpose
137
Chapter 8Support and SelfHelp Groups
139
Chapter 9Psychoeducational Groups
160
Chapter 10Prevention Groups
176
Part IVGroup Work Approaches Related to Setting
193
Chapter 11Groups in Physical and Mental Health
195
Chapter 12Involuntary Groups
212
Chapter 13StrengthsBased Group Work with Children and Adolescents
227
Chapter 14Group Work in Child Welfare
245
Chapter 15Groups for Substance Abuse Treatment
259
Chapter 23Group Work with Working Groups
400
The Family Group Conference as a ConsumerLed Group in Child Welfare
415
Part VIGroup Work Research and Evaluation
433
Chapter 25Very Good Solutions Really Do Exist for Group Work Research Design Problems
435
Chapter 26Measurement Issues
447
Chapter 27Evaluation of Group Work
461
Part VIIThe Uses of Technology to Create Groups
477
Chapter 28TechnologyMediated Groups
479
Author Index
505
Subject Index
517
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Charles D. Garvin, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the School of Social Work of the University of Michigan. He is the author or coauthor of Contemporary Group Work, Interpersonal Practice in Social Work, Social Work in Contemporary Society, and Generalist Practice: A Task-Centered Approach, and the coeditor of The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice and Integrating Knowledge and Practice: The Case of Social Work and Social Science, among other works. His current research focuses on the use of group work to reduce tensions among ethnic groups and to enhance the functioning of people suffering from severe mental illness.

Lorraine M. Guti?rrez, PhD, is Professor at the School of Social Work and the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Her teaching and research focus on multicultural and community organization practice. Dr. Gutierrez's current projects include identifying methods for multicultural community-based research and practice, defining multicultural education for social work practice, and identifying effective methods for learning about social justice.

Maeda J. Galinsky, PhD, is Kenan Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she has taught social group practice at the School of Social Work for about 40 years. Dr. Galinsky is co-principal investigator of the Making Choices Project, a program aimed at the prevention of violence in elementary school children. She is currently a board member of the International Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups.

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