Social Group Work: Competence and Values in Practice

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Psychology Press, 1987 - Political Science - 230 pages
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Here is an exciting and stimulating book featuring expert evaluations and descriptions of current social work group practice with an overall focus on competence and values. The contributors give detailed information on group work theory, group structure, gender and race issues in group work, group work in health care settings, and the use of groups for coping with family issues that will be invaluable for all professionals in their daily practice. This thorough and inspiring overview of the state of the art in social group work today contains the published proceedings of a recent Symposium for the Advancement of Social Work With Groups.
 

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Contents

The Shelter Work
10
GROUP WORK THEORY
17
Criteria for the Selection of the Group Modality
23
Practical Matters
29
Teaching and Learning the Practice of Social Group
35
Termination or Transformation? Evolving Beyond
51
The Workers Tasks
60
The GroupinCommunity as the Unit of Attention
67
GENDER AND RACE ISSUES IN GROUP WORK
127
Method
133
Implications of the Findings for Practice
142
THE USE OF GROUPS FOR COPING WITH FAMILY
149
Discussion
156
Rediscovery
165
Identifying Information
171
Conclusion
178

Community Assessment for the Purpose of Intervention
73
GROUP WORK STRUCTURE
81
Assets
87
Asset or Liability?
96
Single Session Group Practice in a Hospital
99
A Prototype
106
The SingleSession Waiting Room Group
113
Skills of the Worker
120
Why the Family of Origin Approach?
184
Summary
190
GROUP WORK IN HEALTH SETTINGS
193
The Hospice Setting
199
Social Work Tasks
206
Common Themes
214
Summary
220
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