This nuts-and-bolts workbook provides students with an overview of the essential information they need to know about practice with groups, along with a wealth of experiential exercises, both verbal and nonverbal.
- A brief overview of the history of group work provides students with key background information.
- The workbook surveys fundamental values of social work practice with groups and the types of groups typically handled by social workers, including task and treatment groups.
- Group development and group process content provides students with the "how to" of group work.
- The workbook addresses methods of selecting program activities related to a particular group's composition and the social worker's goals.
- The book contains implications for lifespan development, diversity considerations, and agency and community contexts.
- Experiential exercises in each section give students the hands-on practice they need prior to working with groups.