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Description - Social Work with Groups by Helen Northen

When should someone not be admitted to a group? How can a reluctant child be persuaded to participate in a group? What is the best way to deal with issues of low self-esteem? Part of the appeal of this work is its depiction of actual group work and the challenges that arise. Opening with an instructive survey of the roots and development of group social work - from the first YMCA to the establishment of the NASW - Northen and Kurland contribute to the integration of theory and research that forms the basis of group social work practice. Using an ecosystem approach, they set forth a generic framework for practice with diverse groups, establishing a common core of values, knowledge, purposes and interventions that can be applied to different populations and situations. With step-by-step guidance, this book covers the major issues as well as the ethical challenges that working with groups entails. This revised and updated edition includes seven new chapters that reflect the most recent developments in group practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231116329
ISBN-10: 0231116322
Format: Hardback
Pages: 448
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Helen Northen

Helen Northen is professor emerita in the School of Social Work, University of Southern California. Her publications include Clinical Social Work. She lives in Seattle, WA. Roselle Kurland is a professor in the School of Social Work, Hunter College and lives in New York City.