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An Introduction to Group Work Practice, Global Edition eBook, 8th Edition

Ronald W. Toseland
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An Introduction to Group Work Practice, Global Edition eBook, 8th Edition

By Ronald W. Toseland, Robert F. Rivas
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Ronald W. Toseland
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Edition
8th
ISBN
9781292160290
Published Date
10/02/2017

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A comprehensive, coherent, organized overview of group work practice from a generalist practice perspective.

Widely used by professionals, educators, and students in undergraduate and graduate courses in schools of social work throughout the United States and the world, An Introduction to Group Work Practice presents a comprehensive, coherent, organized overview of group work practice from a generalist practice perspective. The new Eighth Edition continues to include typologies illustrating group work practice with task and treatment groups at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels. Thoroughly updated throughout, the new edition includes research on virtual groups, updated and deeper content on practice with treatment and task groups, the most current literature on working with reluctant and resistant group members, updated and expanded sections on working with individuals who have difficulty engaging in and sustaining work in groups, updated material on leadership and diversity, and thoroughly updated reference material and new content from evidence-based practice sources.

Features
  • Part of Pearson’s Connecting Core Competencies series–foundation-level texts that make it easier than ever to ensure students’ success in learning the nine core competencies as stated in 2015 by the Council on Social Work Education. Included are:
    • Core Competency Icons throughout the chapters, directly linking the CSWE core competencies to the content of the text.
    • Critical thinking questions for ensuring student mastery of the CSWE standards.
    • A matrix at the beginning of the book aligns the chapters with the CSWE Core Competencies and Behavior examples for easy reference.
  • Focuses on three important areas of practice:
    • The individual group member.
    • The group as a whole.
    • The environment in which the group functions.
    • An emphasis on the group as a whole and the environment in which it functions demonstrates the authors’ experiences in supervising group workers and students and conducting workshops for professionals.
  • Provides a thorough grounding in group dynamics and working with people in both task- and treatment-oriented groups, in a variety of settings.
    • Chapters on the history of groups, group dynamics, group leadership, and diversity help readers build a solid knowledge base about groups.
  • Content on values, ethics, and practice standards developed by the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups informs students of the developments in this important area of group work.
  • Includes the latest research on groups and developments in the field of group work.
    • NEW! Research on Virtual Groups has been updated to include the latest information on the uses of virtual group formats, including teleconference and Internet groups.
    • NEW! Updated and deeper content in the middle stage chapters on practice with treatment and task groups (Chapters 9-12) includes the latest evidence-based treatment and task group research. Other content has been added, deleted, and changed to reflect current practice.
    • NEW! The most current literature on working with reluctant and resistant group members has been incorporated in specific sections of Chapters 7 and 9, and throughout the text.
    • NEW! Updated and expanded sections on working with individual who have difficulty engaging in and sustaining work in groups has been included, along with additional information about conflict resolution skills as it pertains to both treatment and task groups.
    • NEW! A thoroughly updated Chapter 5 looks at leadership and diversity as social group workers practice in an increasingly pluralistic society.
    • NEW! Thoroughly updated reference material and new content from evidence-based practice sources is included throughout.

 

Table of contents
  • PART I: THE KNOWLEDGE BASE OF GROUP WORK PRACTICE
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Historical Developments
  • 3. Understanding Group Dynamics
  • 4. Leadership
  • 5. Leadership and Diversity
  • PART II: THE PLANNING STAGE
  • 6. Planning the Group
  • PART III: THE BEGINNING STAGE
  • 7. The Group Begins
  • 8. Assessment
  • PART IV: THE MIDDLE STAGE
  • 9. Treatment Groups: Foundation Methods
  • 10. Treatment Groups: Specialized Methods
  • 11. Task Groups: Foundation Methods
  • 12. Task Groups: Specialized Methods
  • PART V: THE ENDING STAGE
  • 13. Ending the Group’s Work
  • 14. Evaluation