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An Introduction to Group Work Practice (Myhelpingkit)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

An Introduction to Group Work Practice, 6/e

 

By: Ronald W. Toseland of the University at Albany, State University of New York

& Robert F. Rivas of Siena College

 

Basic Approach

 

The perfect text for preparing students to work with either treatment (ongoing) or task (special focus) groups, this newly revised edition offers the most up-to-date research available in the social work field.

 

An Introduction to Group Work Practice, Sixth Edition, continues to stress the importance of developing skills in group work and provides the most comprehensive information available on the market today. Students receive thorough preparation in areas that vary from treatment to organizational and community settings. The addition of new case studies, practice examples, and guiding principles adds to the ease and readability of this popular text.

 

Highlights of the New Edition 

  • MyHelpingKit: A multimedia tool that contains Video Clips, Learning Objectives, Chapter Summaries, Flashcards, Research Navigator access, Cases, and more! (Available at no additional charge for students when value-packaged with a new textbook.  Please contact your local sales representative for details:www.ablongman.com/replocator ).
  • New section on working with self-help groups.
  • Expanded and updated research-based literature throughout that exposes students to more evidence-based practice and includes many examples from the authors' real life cases
  • Contains many more short case examples throughout the text allowing students to see how content can be applied in practice settings, helping to reinforce chapter content.
  • Greater focus on short-term psycho-educational groups.
  • New techniques such as visualization and deep breathing have been added to the working stage of treatment groups.
  • A new section on working with involuntary group members prepares students for leadership roles in groups with mandated clients in the beginning as well as the middle stages of group work.

 

What Your Colleagues are Saying

 

“I am very comfortable with the approach of this text. It feels very ordered and natural. I particularly like how the chapters move through the various phases of group work, beginning with more general information (group dynamics, leadership) and moving through the progressive stages of group development (planning, beginning, middle, and ending stages).”

 -- Matthew T. Theriot, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

 

“This text is an excellent one! There are several strengths including: a very structured approach to leading groups. The text includes both treatment/intervention groups and task groups, which is a plus! I really like the textboxes with bulleted summaries, and the short vignettes. I think that the authors have a very inviting writing style . . . which makes it a useful text to teach content.”

 — Nancy Kropf, Georgia State University

 

Synopsis:

The perfect text for preparing students to work with either treatment (ongoing) or task (special focus) groups, this newly revised edition offers the most up-to-date research available in the social work field.

 

An Introduction to Group Work Practice, Sixth Edition, continues to stress the importance of developing skills in group-work and provides the most comprehensive information available on the market today. Students receive a thorough grounding in areas that vary from treatment to organizational and community settings. The addition of new case studies, practice examples, and guiding principles add to the ease and readability of this popular text.

About the Author

Ronald W. Toseland, University at Albany, State University of New York

Robert F. Rivas, Siena College

Table of Contents

Preface

 

Part I

The Knowledge Base of Group Work Practice

 

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Historical Developments

Chapter 3 Understanding Group Dynamics 

Chapter 4 Leadership 

Chapter 5 Leadership and Diversity 

 

Part II

The Planning Stage 

 

Chapter  6 Planning the Group

 

Part III

The Beginning Stage

 

Chapter  7 The Group Begins

Chapter 8 Assessment

 

Part IV

The Middle Stage

 

Chapter 9 Treatment Groups: Foundation Methods 

Chapter 1 0 Treatment Groups: Specialized Methods

Chapter  11 Task Groups: Foundation Methods

Chapter 12 Task Groups: Specialized Methods 

 

Part V

The Ending Stage

 

Chapter 13 Ending the Group’s Work

Chapter 14 Evaluation

 Chapter 15 Case Examples

 

AppendixA

1. Guidelines for Ethics

2. Ethical Guidelines for Group Counselors

3. Standards for Social Work Practice with Groups 

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

 

Bibliography 

 

Name Index 

 

Subject Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205593828
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Subject:
General
Author:
Rivas, Robert F.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Toseland, Ronald W.
Subject:
Social group work
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
MyHelpingKit Series
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
10.06x8.21x1.01 in. 2.60 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Therapy General

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The perfect text for preparing students to work with either treatment (ongoing) or task (special focus) groups, this newly revised edition offers the most up-to-date research available in the social work field.

 

An Introduction to Group Work Practice, Sixth Edition, continues to stress the importance of developing skills in group-work and provides the most comprehensive information available on the market today. Students receive a thorough grounding in areas that vary from treatment to organizational and community settings. The addition of new case studies, practice examples, and guiding principles add to the ease and readability of this popular text.

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