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Contemporary Group Work

ISBN-10: 0205198775

ISBN-13: 9780205198771

Edition: 3rd 1997

Authors: Charles D. Garvin

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The author is one of the best-respected individuals in this field; he has published over 50 journal articles, most of them dealing with group work, and is the co-author of several other books. This new edition incorporates more feminist theory and diversity issues throughout the book. Examples are incorporated throughout the book to help students see how to apply group work principles. A special Application Exercise at the end of most chapters helps students to reflect on and apply what they have learned. New Ch. 6 on use of therapeutic factors in groups, a topic of emerging interest in the field. For readers interested in group social work found in schools or departments of Social Work.
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Book details

List price: $212.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/8/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Each chapter ends with “Summary.”
Contemporary Group Work: An Overview
The Organizational and Environmental Approach
Differing Approaches to Practice
Influences Beyond Social Work
Similarities and Differences Among Approaches
Group Work Activities and Settings
The Significance of the Agency
Group Work History
Agency Conditions That Affect Group Work
A Typology of Agency Purposes
The Pregroup Phase
Group Purposes
Group Composition
Preparing for Groups
Beginning a Group
Process of Group Formation
Decisions on Group Purpose
Assessment in Groups
Determination on Norms
Emotional Reactions to Group Formation
Relationship of Group Worker to Members
Relationships Among Members
Group Structure During Formation
Individual and Group Goals
The Group Work Contract
Problems in Group Beginnings
Achieving Group Purposes Through Changes in Group Conditions
Actions of the Group Worker
Assessment of Group Conditions
The Modification of Group Conditions
Enhancing the Member's Use of Therapeutic Factors in Groups
The Concept of Therapeutic Factors
Categories of Therapeutic Factors
The Use of Therapeutic Factors in Group Work
Achieving Individual Change in Groups
One-to-One Interactions
Group Interventions on Behalf of Individuals
Phases of Individual Change
Environmental Interactions
Group Work and Environmental Change
Rationale for Environmental Change
Selection of Environmental Targets
Strategies for Environmental Change
The Evaluation of Group Work Practice
Evaluation of Individual Change of Group Members
Evaluation of Changes in Group Conditions
Evaluation of Environmental Changes
The Group and Endings
Meanings of Endings
Worker Tasks
Evaluation
Understand and Cope with Feelings
Maintain Changes
Utilize Skills in a Variety of Circumstances
Utilize New Services
Reduce Cohesion
Ceremonies
Special Termination Issues
Working with Groups for Identity Development
Pregroup Tasks
Group Formation Tasks
Goal Pursuit Tasks
Evaluation
An Example
Working with Groups to Enhance Skill Attainment
Pregroup Tasks
Group Formation Tasks
Goal Pursuit Tasks
Evaluation
An Example
Working with Groups in Social Control Situations
Pregroup Tasks
Group Formation Tasks
Goal Pursuit Tasks
Evaluation
An Example
Working with Groups for Rehabilitation
Pregroup Tasks
Group Formation Tasks
Goal Pursuit Tasks
Evaluation
An Example
Working with Oppressed People in Groups
Pregroup Tasks
Group Formation Tasks
Goal Pursuit Tasks
Evaluation
An Example
Working with Committees and Other Task Groups
Pregroup Tasks
Group Formation Tasks
Goal Pursuit Tasks
Evaluation
An Example
Bibliography
Index