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Failures in Group Work
How We Can Learn from Our Mistakes



March 1999 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Actual failures in group work are examined in this book, as are the ways in which group leaders learnt from their mistakes, transforming failure into success.

Two chapters are devoted to each major type of group work: task groups; psychoeducational groups; counselling groups; and psychotherapy groups. In each case study presented, Robert K Conyne covers the background, focuses on the group leadership functions of planning, performing and processing, and analyzes the major elements of the case.

 
PART ONE: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
 
A Framework for Examining Group Work
 
PART TWO: TASK GROUPS
 
Developing a Group Program
 
The Task Group Leader Should Not Deliver Group Counseling
 
PART THREE: PSYCHOEDUCATION GROUPS
 
Missing the Driving Force
 
Lacking a Plan
 
PART FOUR: COUNSELING GROUPS
 
Surprise and Challenge in Group Leadership
 
Violating the Code
 
PART FIVE: PSYCHOTHERAPY GROUPS
 
Problems with Diversity
 
You Need To Trust the Process
 
PART SIX: CONCLUSION
 
Learning from Our Mistakes through Processing

"I view this book as essential in an advanced group work course and for all experienced group counselors who want to continue to develop their skills. The case examples are great. They are detailed and well written." 

Janice L. DuLucia-Waack
State University of New York

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Robert K. Conyne

Robert K. Conyne, Ph.D., William A. Allen Boeing Endowed Chair & Distinguished Professor, Seattle University, 2013-14 and Professor Emeritus from the University of Cincinnati, is a licensed psychologist, clinical counselor, and fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) and the American Psychological Association. He has amassed 42 years of professional experience as a university professor and department head, counselor, administrator, consultant, and trainer, and, most recently, as a consultant to military personnel and their families at U.S. installations both at home and overseas. Bob has received many awards... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761912903
$85.00