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What Is Group Work?

What Is Group Work?

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Group Therapy | Group Work

November 2016 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A practical guide to improving the everyday practice of group work
Establishing a general context and framework for the volumes included in the Group Work Practice Kit, What Is Group Work? presents an inclusive overview of group work in an easy-to-read format. Authors Robert K. Conyne and Leann T. Diederich:

  • Define types of groups
  • Connect with accreditation and/or specialty standards
  • Demonstrate how best practices in group work and attention to diversity and multicultural issues can be used to guide practice
  • Illustrate how key group processes (for example, group cohesion) can be used to mobilize effort
  • Set the stage for translating available group work evidence into group leader practice
What Is Group Work? is part of the Group Work Practice Kit: Improving the Everyday Practice of Group Work, a collection of nine books each authored by scholars in the specific field of group work. To promote a consistent reading experience, the books in the collection conform to editor Robert K. Conyne’s outline. Designed to provide practitioners, instructors, students, and trainees with concrete direction for improving group work, the series provides thorough coverage of the entire span of group work practice.

This book is endorsed by the Association for Specialists in Group Work.
Chapter 1: Ingredients of Group Work: What Practitioners Need to Know and Do
Chapter 2: Evidence of Group Work Effectiveness: Meaning for Practitioners
Chapter 3: Best Practice Guidelines in Group Work
Chapter 4: Multicultural Competency and Social Justice
Chapter 5: Key Change Processes in Group Work

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

Leann J. Terry Diederich

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ISBN: 9781483332314

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