Social work degree students must be confident in working with groups of service users as well as other professionals. This revised new edition introduces the practicalities of planning, establishing, facilitating and evaluating social work projects including small helping groups as well as interprofessional working parties. The authors examine the best methods in setting up a group, the issues around power and anti-oppressive practice, and how to cope with unexpected or unhelpful outcomes. This second edition features new material on sociodrama and psychodrama action methods, with more examples from actual groupwork projects.
What is groupwork?
Planning your group: initial planning decisions
Facilitation and co-facilitation
Setting up the group
Programming and activities
Issues of power and oppression
Coping with unexpected or unhelpful responses
Monitoring, recording and evaluating your work