Group Work A Practical Guide to Developing Groups in Agency Settings

ISBN-10: 0470288965

ISBN-13: 9780470288962

Edition: 2009

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Because of its cost-effective nature, group work has become the treatment approach of choice in a broad range of human service agencies. This practical guide offers the skills and awareness needed to effectively navigate the many intricacies of working in groups within diverse agency settings. Its unique agency perspective includes coverage of agency structure, policies, history, staff, politics, and client demographics. Practitioners are equipped with strategic planning in ways that can positively maximize their use of available resources within themselves, their agencies, and the surrounding community.
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List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Lupe Alle-Corliss is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with experience in a broad range of mental health agencies. She is an instructor in the Human Services program at California State University, Fullerton, where she helped develop the curriculum for a new MSW program. Experienced in program development, she also provides?in-service training on a variety of mental health topics to practitioners, educators, and students.Randall Alle-Corliss is a licensed clinical social worker with rich experience in a variety of community agencies and?with myriad client populations. He teaches in the Human Services program and has served as the field coordinator at California State University, Fullerton. He currently manages the Psychiatric Department for Kaiser-Permanente in Fontana, California.

About the Authors
Introduction to Group Practice
Developing Group Skills
Fundamentals of Group Work
Understanding Group Development
Theory and Practice of Group Work
Developing Agency Skills
Understanding Agency Systems and Diverse Client Populations
Ethical and Legal Issues of Group Work in Agency Settings
How to Engage in Successful Group Practice within an Agency
Applying Group and Agency Skills
Application of Skills: A Lifespan Approach
Author Index
Subject Index
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