1st Edition

Use of Groups in Social Work Practice

By Bernard Davies Copyright 1975
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 1975, Use of Groups in Social Work Practice seeks to encourage caseworkers to use groups as an integral part of their professional practice and assumes that no one book could entirely meet this need. The present book adopts an interactionist approach. It discusses crucial themes like group work in the British social work tradition; the North American experience; what is a group; group work and social work’s strategic purposes; tactical goals for group work; the self as a social product; the ingredients of group activity; the authority of the group worker; and the future for group work. This is a must read for students of social work.

    General Editor’s Introduction Acknowledgements 1. The Professional Context of Group Work 2. Group Work in the British Social Work Tradition 3. What is a Group? 4. Why Use Groups? 5. The Process of Interaction 6. Group Tasks and their Impact 7. The Worker Inside and Outside the Group 8. The Future for Group Work Suggestions for Further Reading Bibliography


    Bernard Davies (at the time of the first publication of the book) was with the Department of Applied Social Studies, University of Warwick.