Written by an experienced groupworker and academic, this book promotes greater knowledge and understanding of groupwork and group processes, particularly in social work and social care settings. Incorporating both theory and practice, it provides a practical guide to those considering groupwork, and further inspiration for those already involved. The book incorporates a number of case examples of groups run in mainstream social work, social care and multidisciplinary settings.
Skills-based in approach, this original text includes:
Published in association with Community Care Magazine, the book meets the changing needs of today’s students and practitioners in social care and is a welcome addition to the current literature.
'Using Groupwork forms a useful introductory guide to groups within the helping professions. Its unique features will make it…the text of choice for many students and practitioners who are at the early stage of developing their groupwork practice…it provides an evidence-based approach to groupwork. It should be highly recommended.' - Jonathan Parker, Bournemouth University, UK
1. Introduce 2. Understand 3. Prepare 4. Meet 5. Do 6. Lead 7. Beware 8. Value 9. Grow Appendix: Example answers to some Activities Bibliography Index