Practice of Multicultural Group Work Visions and Perspectives from the Field

ISBN-10: 0534560385

ISBN-13: 9780534560386

Edition: 2004

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In their book, DeLucia-Waack and Donigian show readers how to lead multicultural groups more effectively. They include the insights of eleven group leaders whose cultural representations reflect unique families of origin, regions, migration, and acculturation experiences. These leaders' insights illustrate the ways in which persons of various cultural backgrounds may interpret events that occur in the groups in which they have been members or leaders. With this background, readers can learn to appreciate the uniqueness and power of their clients' stories, and they can become more of the ways in which their own cultural and ethnic heritage may influence the way they lead multicultural groups.
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Book details

List price: $172.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Janice L. DeLucia-Waack is currently an Associate Professor and Program Director for School Counseling in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She is also currently the Executive Director for the Association for Specialists in Group Work. She is the former editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work , and is a fellow in the American Counseling Association; Association for Specialists in Group Work (a division of ACA; and Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, a division of the American Psychological Association. She is author/editor of two books, Using Music in Children of Divorce Groups:nbsp; A Session-By-Session Manual for Counselors and Multicultural Counseling and Training:nbsp; Implications and Challenges for Practice , and co-editor/author of three other books: The Practice of Multicultural Group Work: Visions and Perspectives from the Field (with Jeremiah Donigian); Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities: A Guide to Choosing, Planning, Conducting, and Processing (with Karen Bridbord and Jennifer Kleiner) , School Counselors Share Their Favorite Activities: A Guide to Choosing, Planning, Conducting, and Processing (with Louisa Foss, Judy Green, Kelli Wolfe-Stiltner), How to Design a Group Plan (with Amy Nitza) as part of Robert Conyne Group Work Practice Kit: Improving the Everyday Practice of Group Work . Her current project is the fifth in the ASGW Group Activity Book Series due out in Fall 2013: School Counselors Share Their Favorite Classroom Guidance Activities. (with Faith Colvin, Sarah Korta, Katherine Maertin, Eric Martin, & Lily Zawadski. She received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Eisenhower College, a master's degree in Family Studies from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.

Preface
Introduction
How This Book Is Organized
Introduction to Multicultural Group Work
Training Multiculturally Sensitive Group Leaders
Examining Your Own Cultural and Ethnic Values and Racial Identity
Examining Your Beliefs and Inherent Assumptions
Learning about Other Cultures
Developing Your Personal Plan for Group Work
Conclusions
Resources on Culture and Multicultural Issues
Popular Resources
Cultural Values and Group Work
Individual as Focus of Treatment: Individualism versus Collectivism
Value of Thoughts and Thinking
Group as a Treatment Modality
Importance of Verbalization and Self-Disclosure
Importance of Unstructured Interaction between Members
Importance of Taking Risks and Trying Out New Behaviors
Role of the Group Leader
Conclusion
Autobiographies of Respondents
Cultural, Social, and Family Autobiographies
Beverly Brown
Rita Chi-Ying Chung
Beth A. Firestein
Michael Tlanusta Garrett
Thomas J. Hernandez
Michael Hutchins
Cynthia Kalodner
Bogusia Molina
Daya Sandhu
Muhyiddin Shakoor
Zipora Shechtman
Summary/Analysis of Respondents' Autobiographies
Responses to Multicultural Group Work Vignettes
Task Group Vignette #1: The First Meeting and Group Impasse
Beverly Brown
As a Member
As a Leader
Thomas Hernandez
As a Member
As a Leader
Summary/Analysis of Responses
As Members
As Leaders
Task Group Vignette #2: The Fourth Meeting and Silence before the Storm
Beverly Brown
As a Member
As a Leader
Michael Garrett
As a Member
As a Leader
Bogusia Molina
As a Member
As a Leader
Summary/Analysis of Responses
As Members
As Leaders
Psychoeducational Group Vignette #1: The First Meeting and Group Silence
Thomas Hernandez
As a Member
As a Leader
Cynthia Kalodner
As a Member
As a Leader
Muhyiddin Shakoor
As a Member
As a Leader
Summary/Analysis of Responses
As Members
As Leaders
Psychoeducational Group Vignette #2: Asian American Group--To Disclose or Not to Disclose?
Rita Chi-Ying Chung
As a Member
As a Leader
Daya Sandhu
As a Member
As a Leader
Zipora Shechtman
As a Member
As a Leader
Summary/Analysis of Responses
As Members
As Leaders
Counseling/Therapy Group Vignette #1: The Assertiveness Group and the Bomb
Bogusia Molina
As a Member
As a Leader
Muhyiddin Shakoor
As a Member
As a Leader
Summary/Analysis of Responses
As Members
As Leaders
Counseling/Therapy Group Vignette #2: An Adolescent Boys' Group and the Missing Member
Beth Firestein
As a Member
As a Leader
Michael Garrett
As a Member
As a Leader
Michael Hutchins
As a Member
As a Leader
Summary/Analysis of Responses
As Members
As Leaders
Counseling/Therapy Group Vignette #3: A Gender Orientation Group--Where Do We Fit?
Cynthia Kalodner
As a Member
As a Leader
Daya Sandhu
As a Member
As a Leader
Zipora Shechtman
As a Member
As a Leader
Summary/Analysis of Responses
As Members
As Leaders
Counseling/Therapy Group Vignette #4: A Women's Eating Disorders Group--To Blame or Not to Blame?
Rita Chi-Ying Chung
As a Member
As a Leader
Beth Firestein
As a Member
As a Leader
Michael Hutchins
As a Member
As a Leader
Summary/Analysis of Responses
As Members
As Leaders
Conclusions
What Have We Learned?
Group Factors
Group Processes
Summary
Suggestions for Best Practices in Multicultural Group Work
Awareness of Different Worldviews and Their Impact on Group Work Interventions
Awareness of Personal Beliefs and Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills for Effective Group Work Practice
Provision of Culturally Relevant Group Work Interventions
Some Final Thoughts
References
Index
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