Thorough, hands-on guidance for conducting group work in nonprofit,
public, and for-profit agency settings.
Because it improves access, is cost-effective, and can be
modified to conform to evidence-based practice, group work has
become the treatment approach of choice in a broad range of human
service agencies. Written in an approachable manner that allows for
direct translation of concepts into practice, "Group Work: A
Practical Guide to Developing Groups in Agency Settings" provides a
dual emphasis on clinical group skills along with a thorough
understanding of agency systems that is necessary to meet the
demands of today's practice settings.
Written by two experts in the field, this book offers:
Practical, detailed, ready-to-use group treatment plans, including
group objectives, weekly session guidelines, discussion topics,
activities, relevant research, and other essential tools
Coverage of the three major types of agencies--nonprofit,
public, and for-profit--supported by research and evidence-based
treatments that reflect practitioners' actual experiences
A unique agency perspective that includes coverage of agency
structure, policies, history, staff, politics, informal and formal
norms, and diverse client populations
"Group Work" also contains a resourceful CD-ROM with over fifty
different Group Profiles that can be customized to suit clients'
unique styles and needs. Addressing a wide variety of psychological
issues frequently encountered in therapy work with groups, the
Group Profiles cover a range of clients across the
lifespan--children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and the
medically ill. Topics covered in these Group Profiles include
anxiety, depression, divorce adjustment, substance abuse, foster
care, trauma, chronic pain, anger management, hospice, weight
management/obesity prevention, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and many
Clear, concise, and current, "Group Work: A Practical Guide to
Developing Groups in Agency Settings" is a useful resource from
which professionals will gain the knowledge, skills, and awareness
of the many intricacies involved in working with diverse groups
within different agency settings. Its easy-to-follow presentation
will enable all mental health professionals to successfully apply a
variety of concepts, ideas, and skills into their group work
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not
included as part of eBook file.
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