Group Work

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Group Work
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Published20th April 2009
ISBN9780470463888
Price£66.00
Print ISBN9780470288962
eISBN9780470463918
Authors,
PublisherWiley
Edition1st edition
Pages433
LanguageEnglish
Subjects:Psychology
BIC:JM
BISAC:PSY046000
123Library ID:5083
Format:eBook

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Thorough, hands-on guidance for conducting group work in nonprofit, public, and for-profit agency settings.

Because it improves access, is cost-effective, and can be modified to conform to evidence-based practice, group work has become the treatment approach of choice in a broad range of human service agencies. Written in an approachable manner that allows for direct translation of concepts into practice, Group Work: A Practical Guide to Developing Groups in Agency Settings provides a dual emphasis on clinical group skills along with a thorough understanding of agency systems that is necessary to meet the demands of today's practice settings.

Written by two experts in the field, this book offers:

  • Practical, detailed, ready-to-use group treatment plans, including group objectives, weekly session guidelines, discussion topics, activities, relevant research, and other essential tools
  • Coverage of the three major types of agenciesnonprofit, public, and for-profitsupported by research and evidence-based treatments that reflect practitioners' actual experiences
  • A unique agency perspective that includes coverage of agency structure, policies, history, staff, politics, informal and formal norms, and diverse client populations

Group Work also contains a resourceful CD-ROM with over fifty different Group Profiles that can be customized to suit clients' unique styles and needs. Addressing a wide variety of psychological issues frequently encountered in therapy work with groups,the Group Profiles cover a range of clients across the lifespanchildren, adolescents, adults, older adults, and the medically ill. Topics covered in these Group Profiles include anxiety, depression, divorce adjustment, substance abuse, foster care, trauma, chronic pain, anger management, hospice, weight management/obesity prevention, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and many more.

Clear, concise, and current, Group Work: A Practical Guide to Developing Groups in Agency Settings is a useful resource from which professionals will gain the knowledge, skills, and awareness of the many intricacies involved in working with diverse groups within different agency settings. Its easy-to-follow presentation will enable all mental health professionals to successfully apply a variety of concepts, ideas, and skills into their group work practice.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Table of Contents

Group Work: A Practical Guide to Developing Groups in Agency Settings
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Contents9
About the Authors11
Preface13
Acknowledgments17
Part I: Introduction
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Chapter 1: Introduction to Group Practice
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Group Work
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Historical Roots of Group Work
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Benefits and Drawbacks of Group Work
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Current Trends
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Using an Integrative Approach in Group Work
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In Closing
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Part II: Developing Group Skills
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Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Group Work
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Understanding Group Dynamics and Process
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In Closing
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Chapter 3: Understanding Group Development
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Stages of Group
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In Closing
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Chapter 4: Theory and Practice of Group Work
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Theoretical Orientation and Perspectives
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Common Theoretical Perspectives
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Analytic Approaches
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Experiential and Relationship-Oriented Approaches
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Action Approaches
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Systems Perspective
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Other Approaches
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Using an Integrative Approach
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In Closing
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Part III: Developing Agency Skills
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Chapter 5: Understanding Agency Systems and Diverse Client Populations
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Human Service Agencies: General Functions
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Special Issues
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In Closing
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Chapter 6: Ethical and Legal Issues of Group Work in Agency Settings
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Basic Ethical Issues of Group Work
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Group Membership
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Group Leadership
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Ethical Considerations for Group Leaders
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Ethics and Technology
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Potential Ethical Dilemmas
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Agency-Related Ethical Issues
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Challenges of Agency Work
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Guidelines for Ethical Group Work Practice
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In Closing
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Chapter 7: How to Engage in Successful Group Practice within an Agency
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Contemplation
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Group Planning
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Group Formation
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Group Implementation
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Group Evaluation
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Common Agency Barriers for Group Development
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Small-Group Exercises for Group Work in Agency Settings
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In Closing
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Part IV: Applying Group and Agency Skills
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Chapter 8: Application of Skills: A Lifespan Approach
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Group Work with Children
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General Treatment Considerations for Working with Children
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children’s Group
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Group Work with Adolescents
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Depression Support Group for Teens
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Group Work with Adults
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Anxiety Adult Support Group
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Group Work with Older Adults and the Medically lll
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Loss Support Group
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Diabetes Support Group
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REFERENCES375
Author Index405
Subject Index415
About the CD-ROM
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