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This comprehensive handbook presents major theories of social work practice with groups and explores contemporary issues in designing and evaluating interventions. Students and practitioners gain an in-depth view of the many ways that groups are used to help people address personal problems, cope with disabilities, strengthen families and communities, resolve conflict, achieve social change, and more. Offering authoritative coverage of theoretical, practical, and methodological concerns--coupled with a clear focus on empowerment and diversity--this is an outstanding text for group work and direct practice courses.
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Charles D. Garvin, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the School of Social Work of the University of Michigan. He is the author or coauthor of Contemporary Group Work, Interpersonal Practice in Social Work, Social Work in Contemporary Society, and Generalist Practice: A Task-Centered Approach, and the coeditor of The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice and Integrating Knowledge and Practice: The Case of Social Work and Social Science, among other works. His current research focuses on the use of group work to reduce tensions among ethnic groups and to enhance the functioning of people suffering from severe mental illness.
Lorraine M. Gutiérrez, PhD, is Professor at the School of Social Work and the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Her teaching and research focus on multicultural and community organization practice. Dr. Gutierrez's current projects include identifying methods for multicultural community-based research and practice, defining multicultural education for social work practice, and identifying effective methods for learning about social justice.
Maeda J. Galinsky, PhD, is Kenan Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she has taught social group practice at the School of Social Work for about 40 years. Dr. Galinsky is co-principal investigator of the Making Choices Project, a program aimed at the prevention of violence in elementary school children. She is currently a board member of the International Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups.
CONTENTS Introduction Charles D. Garvin, Lorraine M. Guttierez, and Maeda J. Galinsky Part I. Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations 1. Group Dynamics Ronald W. Toseland, Lani V. Jones, and Zvi Gellis 2. An Ecological-Systems Perspective John E. Tropman 3. Social Work in a Global Context Nanzeen S. Mayadas, Rebecca Smith, and Doreen Elliott 4. An Empowerment Perspective Margot Breton 5. Ethics and Values in Group Work Helen Northen Part II. Practice Models 6. The Mutual Aid Model Alex Gitterman 7. Cognitive-Behavioral Group Work Sheldon D. Rose Part III. Group Work Approaches Related to Purpose 8. Support and Self-Help Groups Linda Farris Kurtz 9. Psychoeducational Groups Roger Roffman 10. Prevention Groups James K. Nash and Susie E. Snyder Part IV. Group Work Approaches Related to Setting 11. Groups in Physical and Mental Health George Getzel 12. Involuntary Groups Ronald Rooney and Michael Chovanec 13. Strengths-Based Group Work with Children and Adolescents Andrew Malekoff 14. Group Work in Child Welfare Barbara Rittner 15. Groups for Substance Abuse Treatment Maurice S. Fisher 16. Groups for Older Adults Ruth Campbell 17. Groups for Reducing Intergroup Conflict David Bargal Part V. Group Work in Organizational and Community Settings 18. Assessing and Strengthening Characteristics of Effective Groups in Community- Based Participatory Research Partnerships Amy J. Schulz, Barbara A. Israel, and Paula Lantz 19. Participatory Research, Popular Education, and Popular Theater: Contributions to Group Work Janet L. Finn, Maxine Jacobson, and Jillian Dean Campana 20. Social Action Groups Lee H. Staples 21. Accessing Resources, Transforming Systems: Group Work with Poor and Homeless People E. Summerson Carr 22. Group Process Dynamics and Skills in Interdisciplinary Teamwork Julie S. Abramson and Laura R. Bronstein 23. Group Work with Working Groups Paul H. Ephross and Thomas V. Vassil 24. From Agency Client to Community-Based Consumer: The Family Group Conference as a Consumer-Led Group in Child Welfare Gale Burford and Joan Pennell Part VI. Group Work Research and Evaluation 25. Very Good Solutions Really Do Exist for Group Work Research Design Problems Aaron M. Brower, Robin G. Arndt, and Annemarie Ketterhagen 26. Measurement Issues Randy Magen 27. Evaluation of Group Work Larry M. Gant Part VII. The Uses of Technology to Create Groups 28. Technology in Mediated Groups Andrea Meier
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