If you are in need of a clear and compact introduction to the theory and practice of groupwork, then this is the book for you. The A-Z of Groupwork identifies over 70 themes and ideas that, taken together, encapsulate our collective knowledge of groups and groupwork across a range of practice settings. Deft cross-referencing shows the connections between entries, so that you can easily investigate the relationships between ideas, as well as explore different pathways through the material. Straightforward in its language and structure, and packed with the latest academic references, the book is ideally suited for study purposes. Equally importantly, it is written with practice application in mind. Its succinct and accessible style makes it an ideal starting-point for people new to groupwork, but also provides the more experienced practitioner with a perfect gateway into the wider literature. Whether you work, or intend to work, in mental health, adult or children's services, in health, social work, community work or youth work roles, this book should prove an invaluable source of theory, research evidence and reflection.
Mark Doel is Emeritus Professor of Social Work at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He is the author of many books, including Using Groupwork (2005) and The Essential Groupworker (1999) with Catherine Sawdon. Timothy B. Kelly is Professor of Social Work at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He co-edits the journal Groupwork and has been Secretary and Vice-President of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups.
Accountability Activities Beginnings, Middles and Endings Cohesion Collective Community groups Confidentiality Conflict Contexts Counselling groups Co-working Democracy Development Differences and similarities Difficulties in groups Encounter groups Evaluation Evidence-base Flash groups Gender Groundrules Group as a whole Group dynamics Group supervision Groupthink Health groups History of groupwork Human development and groups Individuals Involuntary groups Joining and leaving Leadership Learning groups Manualised groups Membership Methods and Models Open and closed groups Organisations as groups Outcomes Planning and Preparation Populations Power Problem-solving Process Purpose Race Recording and documentation Recreation groups Reflection and groupwork Research using groups Researching groups Residential groups Resources Roles Selection Self-help groups Sessions Silence Size Skills Social action Structure Subgroups Supervision of groupwork Support groups Taboos Tasks Teamwork Theories Therapy groups Time Values Venue Virtual groups Work groups
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