Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society

Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society : Problems and Opportunities

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This book presents the wide range and diversity of effective group work practice in today's troubled society. Representing the best in current practice, chapters discuss modern group work and contain rich examples of practice and theory. Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society examines the social realities in which group work is now practiced and addresses present-day social issues and problems.Contributing authors to Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society discuss innovations in practice, programs, and theory, and a wide variety of work with clients in many different settings. There is a breadth and strength and diversity in contemporary group work practice, and the authors--practitioners and educators from the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong--represent the vitality of current practice and theory. Among the many topics they discuss are:

contextual group work practice

latent content in work with groups

group work in administration

cultural sensitivity and diversity in small-group practice

group work in other cultures and with immigrant populations

feminist group work and unique considerations in work with women's groups

group work with sexually abused children, with incest survivors, and with sexual offenders

group work in community centers

group work with mentally ill chemical abusers

group work use in an innovative 12-step modalityGroup Work Practice in a Troubled Society provides a wealth of information and ideas for social workers and students of social work who are interested or involved in group work and who wish to learn more about current practice and developments in the field.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 531g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138975532
  • 9781138975538

Table of contents


Contextual Group Work: Apprehending the Elusive Obvious
Uncovering Latent Content in Groups
Social Group Work Competence: Our Strengths and Challenges
Group Process in Administration Revisited
The Dual-Purpose Group: Its Use and Misuse in Group Work Education
Central Characteristics of Social Work with Groups--A Sociocultural Analysis
Using Group Work Skills to Promote Cultural Sensitivity Among Social Work Students
Toward Mutual Aid in Groups: Issues in a Chinese Society
Making Changes and Making Sense: Social Work Group with Vietnamese Older People
Stages of Development in Women's Groups: A Relational Model
Adversity, Diversity and Empowerment: Feminist Group Work with Women in Poverty
Debriefing Groups for Nurses
Group Work with Mothers of Sexually Abused Children
Sexual Offenders Group Treatment: The ESAT Experience in Toronto, Canada
Effective Treatment Strategies with Adult Incest Survivors: Utilizing Therapeutic Group Work Methods Within the Context of an Immediate Family
A Community Center Model for Current Urban Needs
What Works in the Treatment of MICA Clients?: A Journey Through the Evolution of an Outpatient MICA Program
From AA to A/CDFA: An Innovative 12-Step Model for Adult Children from Dysfunctional Family Backgrounds
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