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Introduction to Group Work Practice

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ISBN-10: 0205392431

ISBN-13: 9780205392438

Edition: 4th 2001

Authors: Ronald W. Toseland, Robert F. Rivas

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The third edition includes a sharper focus on generalist practice and on typologies which illustrate group work practice (both treatment groups and task groups) at the micro, meso, and macro level. Additions include a new chapter on leadership and diversity, and new material on confidentiality, telephone and computer groups, dealing with conflict, and working with reluctant and involuntary group members. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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List price: $79.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/8/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

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.

The Knowledge Base of Group Work Practice
Organization of the Text
The Focus of Group Work Practice
Values and Ethics in Group Work Practice
Definition of Group Work
Classifying Groups
Group versus Individual Efforts
A Typology of Treatment and Task Groups
Treatment Groups
Task Groups
Historical Development
Knowledge from Group Work Practice: Treatment Groups
Knowledge from Group Work Practice: Task Groups
Knowledge from Social Science Research
Influential Theories
Understanding Group Dynamics
The Development of Helpful Group Dynamics
Group Dynamics
Stages of Group Development
Leadership and Power
An Interactional Model of Leadership
Group Leadership Skills
Leadership and Diversity
Approaches to Multicultural Group Work
The Planning Stage
Planning the Group
Planning Focus
Planning Model for Group Work
The Beginning Stage
The Group Begins
Objectives in the Beginning Stage
Definition of Assessment
The Assessment Process
Assessing the Functioning of Group Members
Assessing the Functioning of the Group as a Whole
Assessing the Group's Environment
Linking Assessment to Intervention
The Middle Stage
Treatment Groups: Foundation Methods
Middle-Stage Skills
Treatment Groups: Specialized Methods
Intervening with Group Members
Intervening in the Group as a Whole
Changing the Group Environment
Task Groups: Foundation Methods
The Ubiquitous Task Group
Leading Task Groups
A Model for Effective Problem Solving
Task Groups: Specialized Methods
Small Organizational Groups
Large Organizational Groups
Methods for Working with Community Groups
The Ending Stage
The Practitioner's Dilemma
Why Evaluate? The Group Worker's View
Evaluation Methods
Evaluations for Planning the Group
Evaluations for Monitoring a Group
Evaluations for Developing a Group
Evaluations for Determining Effectiveness and Efficiency
Evaluation Measures
Ending the Group's Work
Factors That Influence Group Endings
The Process of Ending
Planned and Unplanned Termination
Ending Group Meetings
Ending the Group as a Whole
Case Examples
A Caregiver Support Group
A Community Coalition
Appendix A
Guidelines for Ethics
Ethical Guidelines for Group Counselors
Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, Inc
Appendix B.Films and Videotapes
Appendix C.Group Announcements
Appendix D.Outline for a Group Proposal
Appendix E.An Example of a Treatment Group Proposal
Appendix F.An Example of a Task Group Proposal
Appendix G.Suggested Readings on Program Activities
Name Index
Subject Index