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.
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