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Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups

Edited by Alex Gitterman, Robert Salmon

© 2009 – Routledge

332 pages

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What do you have to know, today, to be an effective group worker and what are the different group work approaches? With 110 articles and entries, this book provides a comprehensive overview of social work with groups from its initial development to its astounding range of diverse practice today with many populations in different places.

The articles have been written by social workers trained in the group approach from the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Spain and Japan, and all involved are well known group workers, acknowledged as experts in the area. The book covers all aspects of social work with groups: including its history, values, major models, approaches and methods, education, research, journals, phases of development, working with specific populations and ages, plus many more. Each article includes references which can be a major resource for future exploration in the particular subject area.

Both editors have many years of productive work in group work practice and other areas and are board members of The Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups. The Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups will be of interest to students, practitioners, social work faculty, novice and experienced group workers.


‘This encyclopedia will be a valuable starting point for any social worker, student, or educator with an interest in group work.’Choice

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Group Work History: Past, Present and Future Canada - Nancy E. Sullivan, Ellen Sue Mesbur, Norma C. Lang United States - Albert S. Alissi Addams, Jane - Judith A. B. Lee Coyle, Grace Longwell - David S. Crampton AASWG - John H. Ramey Summer Camps - Meryl Nadel, Susan Scher Contemporary Landscape - Harriet Goodman Struggle for Survival - Shirley R. Simon, Joyce A. Webster Group Work Values Humanistic and Democratic - Urania Glassman Social Context - Maura McIntyre, Lynne Mitchell Group Work Major Models Cognitive-Behavioral - Randy Magen Empowerment - Rhonda E. Hudson Mutual Aid - Dominique Moyse Steinberg Psychodynamic - Carol Tasone Task-Centered - Charles D. Garvin Group Work Approaches and Methods Activity: History - Maxine Lynn, Dannielle Nisivoccia Activity: Uses and Selection - Edna Comer, Kasumi Hirayama Activity Therapy for Children - Lorraine R. Tempel Anti-Oppressive - Izumi Sakamoto Curricular-Based - Joan Letendre Emergency Crisis Intervention - Ogden Rogers Family Involvement - David S. Crampton Intergroup Dialogue: Introduction - Nancy Rodenborg, Lois A. Bosch Intergroup Dialogue: Overview - Adrienne Dessel Intergroup Dialogue: Principles - Mona C. S. Schatz Multiple Family - Geetha Gopalan, Lydia Franco Needs Acquisition and Behaviour Change - Tom Caplan Psychoeducational - Lynn Turner Self-Directed - Audrey Mullender, David Ward Sprituality - Carlean Gilbert Systemic - Oded Manor Group Stages of Development Boston Model - Francis Bartolomeo Relational Model - Linda Yael Schiller Group Work Phases of Helping Preliminary - Lawrence Shulman Beginning - Lawrence Shulman Middle - Hal Lipton Sessional Endings - Martin L. Birnbaum, Andrew Cicchetti Termination - Steven Rose Group Work Education Field Instruction - Carol S. Cohen, Julianne Wayne Use of Literature in Teaching - Dana Grossman Leeman Use of Technology in Teaching - Shirley R. Simon, Kathleen W. Stauber Group Work Research Evidence-Based - Mark J. Macgowan Focus Groups - Lawrence C. Shulman, Michelle Shedlin Intervention Research - Maeda Galinsky, Mark Fraser Measurement - Mark J. Macgowan Quantitative and Qualitative - Varsha Pandya SYMLOG - Saul S. Kutner, Ruth D. Kirsch Group Work Journals Groupwork - Mark Doel Small Group Research - Aaron Brower, Charels Garvin, Richard Kettner-Polley Social Work with Groups - Andrew Malekoff Group Work in Fields of Practice Community Settings for Adolescents - Maryanne Sabatino Corrections - Karen Green, Robert Green Family and Children’s Services - Mary Pender Greene Foster Care - Michael Wagner Homeless - Sarah Stevenson Partial Hospitalization - Gilan Miller-Gertz, Nancy L. Herron Residential Care Settings for Adolescents - Francis Bartolomeo Schools - Steven Rose Group Work with Specific Populations Adolescents with Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems - Marvin Clifford Adults with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems - Brian E. Perron, Kimberly Bender Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse - Carolyn Knight Blind Adults - Faith Fogelman Children with Traumatic Grief - Alison Salloum Domestic Violence Survivors - Patricia O’Brien Family Violence Survivors - Wendy Bunston Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals - Mitch Rosenwald Nonresidential Fathers - Glenn Stone Parents - Janet Seden People with AIDS - George S. Getzel People with Cancer - Rachel M. Schneider People with Mental Health Problems - Kathi R. Trawver People with Problematic Alcohol Use - Meredith Hanson People with Problematic Alcohol Use and Their Children - Neta Peleg-Oren People with Problematic Substance Use – Adults - Andrew Cicchetti People with Problematic Substance Use - Older Adults - Loretta Hartley-Bangs People with Problematic Substance Use - In Crisis - Leslie Temme, Maurice Lacey Police Officers - George T. Patterson, Grace A. Telesco Police Officers and Their Spouses - Linda Openshaw Rape Survivors - Shantih E. Clemans Sexual Offenders - Steven Hartsock, Karen Harper-Dorton Siblings of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders - David Strauss, Daniel Aaron Trauma Survivors - Carolyn Knight Women with Advanced Breast Cancer - Fiona McDermott, Christine Hill Youth At-Risk - Sam Copeland Street Youth - Steven Kraft Group Work over the Life Course Children - Carolyn Knight Adolescent - Andrew Malekoff Adult - Esta Glazer-Semmel Older Adult - Ronald W. Toseland Transgenerational - Scott P. Anstadt End-of-Life Care - Daniel Liechty Group Work and Community Context Coalitions - Donna McIntosh, Margo Hirsch Community Change - Mark Chupp Rural Regions - Michael Kim Zapf Social Action - Jennie Fleming Social Capital - Paul Abels, Sonia Leib Abels Group Work and Organizational Context Interdisciplinary Teams - Laura Bronstein, Julie S. Abramson Involuntary Clients (Change Processes) - Michael Chovanec Involuntary Clients (Engagement Process) - Kay Goler Levin Staff Vicarious Trauma - Shantih E. Clemans Work Groups - Paul H. Ephross, Tom V. Vassil Workplace Coaching - Gregory Tully Group Work Leadership Co-Leadership - Kathryn S. Collins, Marceline M. Lazzari Co-Working - Mark Doel Leadership - Steven Rose Mentoring - Cheryl D. Lee, Eliette Montiel Group Work and Technology Online Support - Andrés Arias Astray, Ana Barrón López de Roda Online - Brian E. Perron, Thomas J. Powell Telephone - Ronald W. Toseland

About the Editors

Alex Gitterman is the Zachs Professor of Social Work and the Director of the Doctoral Program at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, USA.

Robert Salmon is a Professor at Hunter College School of Social Work, USA.

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