Survival in Groups
The Basics of Group Membership
By (author) Tom Douglas
Survival in Groups by Tom Douglas
Book DescriptionIn his latest book, Tom Douglas turns his attention to the skills of group membership. While there is an extensive literature on basic groupwork practice, none of the existing books address the functions of groups exclusively from the viewpoint of members. Survival in Groups examines the influences and pressures which can exist in groups and explains what to look for in order to see these factors at work. It stresses the fact that the ability to see the processes of a group in action can enable group members to make consciously directed contributions to the group based on an understanding of what is involved. The final chapters discuss methods of integrating personal learning about group outcomes. Illustrated throughout with practice-based examples, Survival in Groups is aimed at the many students of social work, counselling, nursing and social care who are required to participate in groups, but who are unclear about what this involves. With its summaries, lists of basic concepts and brief annotated bibliography, the book will also be of use to busy professionals in the social care field where teamwork or groupwork is emphasised.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335194124
(228mm x 154mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Tom Douglas
The Author Tom Douglas has worked as a group therapist, psychiatric social worker, lectured in social work and social psychology at the University of Keele and latterly has operated as a freelance groupwork consultant. He has run groupwork workshops for thirty years for professionals and volunteers in the caring professions and has written widely on the theory and practice of working in and with groups.
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