Process and Action in Work with Groups - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080230221, 9781483139531

Process and Action in Work with Groups

1st Edition

The Preconditions for Treatment and Growth

Authors: Ken Heap
Editors: Jean P. Nursten
eBook ISBN: 9781483139531
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 168
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Process and Action in Work with Groups: The Preconditions for Treatment and Growth focuses on the development and dynamics of the work group method, taking into consideration worker-client relationships, interchanges between clients, and the role of social workers in the processes of support and control of the work group method. The book first offers information on the use of the group process, as well as resources and problems common to all social work methods and group process in social work. The manuscript then reviews the social worker's role in the group work process and the proposed model of the social group work process. The functions prior to first meeting and following group formation and elaboration of the proposed model are presented. The text elaborates on the uses of action and case studies on group work with elderly clients and young people at risk. Considerations include agency and its setting, contents of meeting, formation of the groups, and diversity of group members. The manuscript is a valuable reference for readers interested in the development and dynamics of the work group method.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  1. Introduction
  2. Use of The Group Process Some Resources and Problems Common to All Social Work Methods The Group Process in Social Work Composition Establishing Group Bond Group Resources
  3. The Social Worker's Role in the Group Work Process Functions Prior To First Meeting Functions Following Group Formation
  4. A Proposed Model of The Social Group Work Process
  5. The Uses of Action Introduction Aims For The Use of Action 1. Stimulating Contact and Interaction 2. Facilitating Communication About Problems 3. Aiding Social Learning and Growth 4. Increasing Self-Esteem Through Achievement 5. Contributing To Environmental Change 6. Preparing For Future Change Selected Readings
  6. A Case Extract — Group Work with Elderly Clients
  7. A Case Example — Group Work with Young People At Risk Notes References Index


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About the Author

Ken Heap

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Jean P. Nursten

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