Because of its cost-effective nature, group work has become the treatment approach of choice in a broad range of human service agencies. This practical guide offers the skills and awareness needed to effectively navigate the many intricacies of working in groups within diverse agency settings. Its unique agency perspective includes coverage of agency structure, policies, history, staff, politics, and client demographics. Practitioners are equipped with strategic planning in ways that can positively maximize their use of available resources within themselves, their agencies, and the surrounding community.
Part I. Introduction.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Group Practice.
Part II. Developing Group Skills.
Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Group Work.
Chapter 3. Understanding Group Development.
Chapter 4. Theory and Practice of Group Work.
Part III. Developing Agency Skills.
Chapter 5. Understanding Agency Systems and Diverse Client Populations.
Chapter 6. Ethical and Legal Issues of Group Work in Agency Settings.
Chapter 7. How to Successful Engage in Group Practice Within An Agency.
Part IV. Application Of Skills: A Lifespan Approach.
(Group Work In A Variety Of Agency Settings).
Chapter 8. Group Work with Children.
Chapter 9. Group Work with Adolescents.
Chapter 10. Group Work with Adults.
Chapter 11. Group Work with Older Adults and the Medically Ill.