Introduction to Group Work Practice, An, 8th edition

  • Ronald W. Toseland, 
  • Robert F. Rivas

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Introduction to Group Work Practice is a comprehensive overview of group work practice from a generalist practice perspective. The text is widely used by professionals, educators and students in schools of social work. Typologies illustrate group work practice with treatment groups at the micro-, meso- and macro-levels. It also addresses leadership and diversity as they pertain to the world today. There are sections on working with individuals who have difficulty engaging in work in groups.

The new 8th Edition is thoroughly updated throughout. The new edition includes research on virtual groups. It also includes the most current literature on working with resistant group members. Additionally, there's updated material on leadership and diversity. It has updated reference material and new content from evidence-based practice sources.

Published by Pearson (May 13th 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780135842317

Subject: Social Work & Human Services

Category: Group Practice



Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Historical Developments
Chapter 3: Understanding Group Dynamics
Chapter 4: Leadership
Chapter 5: Leadership and Diversity


Chapter 6: Planning the Group


Chapter 7: The Group Begins
Chapter 8: Assessment


Chapter 9: Treatment Groups: Foundation Methods
Chapter 10: Treatment Groups: Specialized Methods
Chapter 11: Task Groups: Foundation Methods
Chapter 12: Task Groups: Specialized Methods


Chapter 13: Ending the Group’s Work
Chapter 14: Evaluation

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