By: Diana Coholic with Leigh MacEwan
Current practice realities expect social workers and other helping professionals to have some social group work skills, so teaching and learning social group work remains a vital part of social work education in Canada. Social Group Work: A Strengths-Based Approach is written in a “non-academic” voice to make it engaging and accessible; students are challenged to develop a solid understanding of effective social group work concepts and practices including how to develop different types of groups, how to manage the group process, how to face challenges that are unique to group work, and how to prepare for and evaluate a group that is ending.
KEY FEATURES -
• Chapter opening Learning Objectives
• Active Learning boxes contain individual or small group activities that allow students to respond
to and apply what they have learned
• Case Examples - Specific cases that explore and explain relevant issues addressed in group work
• Key Takeaways from each chapter
• End of Chapter activities that include short answer critical thinking questions
• Instructor Resources including an Instructor’s Manual with graded assignments
(group co-facilitation and a reflective paper), sample HAP activities, and Instructor PowerPoints.
Chapter 1: Underpinnings of Social Group Work
Chapter 2: Types of Groups
Chapter 3: The Planning Process
Chapter 4: Group Leadership and Facilitation Skills
Chapter 5: Stages of Group Development and Roles of Group Members
Chapter 6: Ethics and the Use of Power in Social Group Work
Chapter 7: Cultural Humility and Competencies in Social Group Work
Chapter 8: Ending and Evaluating Groups
Chapter 9: Continuing Development of Social Group Work: Online Group Work
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