Groupwork Practice in Social Work
- Trevor Lindsay - University of Ulster, UK
- Sue Orton
The social work degree requires that students clearly demonstrate competence in working with groups. Many social work students will begin working with families, communities and organisations before they qualify and are regularly assessed on this groupwork practice through assignments and observation. Specialist skills are needed to cope in challenging groups and the authors look at how students can develop their existing skills to cope and respond to challenges.
The practical focus of this book on planning, organising, facilitating and evaluating groupwork will help students to develop their skills and pass assessment, increasing confidence during placement groupwork activities.
A practical and accessible textbook, Groupwork Practice in Social Work is essential reading to help students through their complex and challenging Groupwork assessments.
This book is in the Transforming Social Work Practice series. All books in the series are affordable, mapped to the Social Work Curriculum, practical with clear links between theory & practice and written to the Professional Capabilities Framework.
teaches group work from an application point of view that diploma level students can comprehend and apply.
A focused succinct and user friendly text book. Ideal for my under-graduate learning group. Authors clearly well informed and quite expert on the subject.
This book has plenty of useful information and is well structured. While parts of this book are really helpful it does go over a lot of information already covered by so many other books and websites on groupwork. However, because it is directed toward social work and some passages are really quite insightful, I would recommend it.
A comprehensive overview of group work. This text is easy to read and has some useful tips and strategies for all student health and social care professionals interested in facilitating groups
This is a good supplementary book for groupwork
A clear and accessible text to support students learning and practice in relation to group work.
The chapters set out the fundamental steps in developing and facilitating group work. Each chapter offers further readings and suggested activities to consolidate learning which is especially useful.
This is a useful text, providing students in social work and youth and communiy work an analysis of the importance of group work as a tool for developmental practice.
Useful book which enhances understanding of processes of group work in practice
Groupwork within social work is becoming more common place. This new edition equips the students social worker with background knowledge and tools to undertake groupwork in their placement settings and beyond.
1. Update in terms of the Professional Capabilities Framework.
2. New additional chapter "Groupwork in action" giving practice examples of the method, e.g. groupwork with survivors of domestic violence, children who have experienced domestic violence, alcohol/drug misuse, offenders, young people in distress, children of divorce, older people reminiscence, people with learning difficulties, survivors of sexual abuse.
3. Review of case studies with some rewriting
4. New chapter on Learning to include learning styles, learning in action and learning in groups and also the impact/use of Social Media. More explicit material on passing groupwork assessment