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Sage Human Services Guides #10: Group Participation: Techniques for Leaders and Membersby Harvey J. Bertcher
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Basic techniques for achieving group success are described in the latest edition of this popular handbook for group facilitators, which clearly details when, how and why to use each technique.
Concrete examples are provided for each technique, and its application to a wide range of topics is discussed. These include contract negotiation, mediation, confrontation, gatekeeping, focusing, responding to feelings, rewarding effort and achievement, information management and summarizing. Completely revised and updated, this edition includes improved practice exercises, an expanded discussion on the nature of group success, and a new section which relates leadership techniques to group-specific cases.
The new edition of this popular guide offers lively and clear descriptions of basic techniques for attaining group success. Detailed discussion of when, how, and why to use the techniques are included along with concrete examples in dramatized vignettes. The topics covered include contract negotiation, mediating, confrontation, gatekeeping, focusing, responding to feelings, rewarding effort and achievement, and information management, among others. Completely updated and class-tested, the second edition of Group Participation includes improved practice exercises, an expanded discussion of the nature of group success, and a new section that relates leadership technique to group-specific cases. Group Participation is an ideal volume for anyone who is a group member or leader. This guidebook is also an excellent supplemental text for students of a small group theory.
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