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Group Work Practice in a Troubled Society
Problems and Opportunities

ISBN 9781138975538
Published October 17, 2016 by Routledge
284 Pages

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Book Description

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 modality

    Group 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.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • 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
  • Index

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