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Using Groupwork

1st Edition

By Mark Doel


192 pages

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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:

  • illustrative group examples
  • quotes from groupworkers
  • key learning points based on research
  • activities to develop practice
  • suggestions for further reading.

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

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Professor Mark Doel has practised, taught and researched groupwork for many years as a social work practitioner and academic. This extensive experience underpins Using Groupwork, giving it currency and authenticity. Mark Doel is co-editor of 'Groupwork' journal and author of twelve books, many translated into other languages. He is currently Research Professor of Social Work at Sheffield Hallam University.

About the Series

The Social Work Skills Series

published in association with Community Care Magazine

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery