Introduction to Group Work Practice

ISBN-10: 0205593828
ISBN-13: 9780205593828
Edition: 6th 2009
List price: $146.60
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Description: The perfect text for preparing students to work with either treatment (ongoing) or task (special focus) groups, this newly revised edition offers the most up-to-date research available in the social work field. nbsp; An Introduction to Group Work  More...

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List price: $146.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

The perfect text for preparing students to work with either treatment (ongoing) or task (special focus) groups, this newly revised edition offers the most up-to-date research available in the social work field. nbsp; An Introduction to Group Work Practice, Sixth Edition,continues to stress the importance of developing skills in group-work and provides the most comprehensive information available on the market today. Students receive a thorough grounding in areas that vary from treatment to organizational and community settings. The addition of new case studies, practice examples, and guiding principles add to the ease and readability of this popular text.

Ronald W. Toseland, University at Albany, State University of New York Dr. Ronald W. Toseland is Director and Professor, Institute of Gerontology, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York. He holds an MSW from Fordham University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has published 6 books and over 110 articles and book chapters, many of which have focused on clinical practice with the frail and chronically ill older adults and their family caregivers. An edited book (with David Haigler and Deborah Monahan) Education and Support Group Programs for Family Caregivers: Implications for Practice, Research and Policy is in press (N.Y.:Springer). Dr. Toseland is internationally recognized for his research on social work practice with groups and effective interventions for problems faced by aging individuals. His research findings have been featured in Congress and internationally. Dr. Toseland has received more than $10 million in grants for research. He was awarded the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work Career Achievement Award in 2007 for outstanding lifelong contributions' the Society for Social Work and Research Distinguished Achievement Award in 2008 and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2010.Robert F. Rivas, SienaCollege Robert F. Rivas is Professor of Social Work at Siena College in Albany NY. He has published 2 books, several articles, book chapters and conference papers. He holds a BA Degree from New Mexico Highlands University and an MSW degree from Arizona State University. His practice has focused on individual and group work with children and families as well as work with Native Americans. Professor Rivas has served on both the Commission on Accreditation and he Board of Directors for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). He has also been honored by the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors in Social Work (BPD) and was awarded the BPD Presidential Medal of Honor in 2008 for his service to this organization. Professor Rivas has consulted extensively with social work education programs across the country, specializing in curriculum development and accreditation services.

Preface
The Knowledge Base of Group Work Practice
Introduction
Historical Developments
Understanding Group Dynamics
Leadership
Leadership and Diversity
The Planning Stage
Planning the Group
The Beginning Stage
The Group Begins
Assessment
The Middle Stage
Treatment Groups: Foundation Methods
Treatment Groups: Specialized Methods
Task Groups: Foundation Methods
Task Groups: Specialized Methods
The Ending Stage
Ending the Groups Work
Evaluation
Case Examples
Guidelines for Ethics
Ethical Guidelines for Group Counselors
Standards for Social Work Practice with Groups
Films and Videotapes
Group Announcements
Outline for a Group Proposal
An Example of a Treatment Group Proposal
An Example of a Task Group Proposal
Suggested Readings on Program Activities
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index

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