Released on 1983Categories Social Science

Group Work with the Frail Elderly

Group Work with the Frail Elderly

Author: Shura Saul

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0917724771

Category: Social Science

Page: 109

View: 660

Creative group approaches and programs formed to meet the needs of the frail elderly--those physically, emotionally, and socially frail, examines the needs of the family and the professionals who are atending the frail elderly, and discusses the interpersonal skills helpful for developing group modality.
Released on 2003-05Categories Law

Stories Celebrating Group Work

Stories Celebrating Group Work

Author: Roselle Kurland

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789017474

Category: Law

Page: 226

View: 122

Stories Celebrating Group Work: It's Not Always Easy to Sit on Your Mouth celebrates the 25th anniversary of the esteemed journal Social Work with Groups with a collection of 21 narratives from group work practitioners and educators. These highly personal stories from a range of social workers—young and old, “famous” and not so famous—reflect each author's development and experience, serving as both instruction and inspiration for practitioners and educators. This unique collection—by turns humorous, moving, profound, and down-to-earth—gets to the heart of what it means to be a member of the social work community. Each chapter of Stories Celebrating Group Work draws on its contributor's area of expertise and interest in a specific topic, chronicling the development of the author's understanding, appreciation, and skill. Authors address the everyday concerns of social work professionals, such as maximizing mutual aid, promoting positive norms, maintaining authority in group work, managing conflict, dealing with taboo subjects, building a group work culture in a human services organization, working with a co-leader, tapping the strengths of group members, and addressing social change. The individual stories of working with men, women, and children suffering through abuse, homelessness, addiction, and teenage pregnancy, in places as diverse as East Harlem, Maine, Canada, Nebraska, Long Island, Haiti, Uruguay, help form a collegial spirit as group workers gain insight from the theory and practice of those who went before. The personal stories you'll find in Stories Celebrating Group Work include: “How I Became a Social Worker” “The Power of Group Work with Kids” “How the Relational Model of Group Work Developed” “My Love Affair with Stages of Group Development” “But I Want to Do a Real Group” “Racial Difference and Human Commonality: The Worker-Client Relationship” and many more! Stories Celebrating Group Work: It's Not Always Easy to Sit on Your Mouth is a one-of-a-kind collection of stories, at once entertaining and educational. It's an essential read for beginning and seasoned human services practitioners, and educators involved with, or interested in, working with groups.
Released on 2013-09-13Categories Medical

Group Work and Aging

Group Work and Aging

Author: Roberta K Graziano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135429669

Category: Medical

Page: 284

View: 407

Get a wealth of information about the theory and practice of social work with older adults, their families, and their caregivers! Although there is a considerable amount of writing on both group work and social work with the elderly, there is surprisingly little about applying this practice method to this specific age group. Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education fills this gap by presenting penetrating articles about a mutual aid approach to working with diverse groups of older adults with varied needs. Respected experts and gifted researchers provide case studies, practice examples, and explanation of theory to illustrate this practice method with aging adults, their families, and their caregivers. Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education discusses in-depth information on group work with gay and lesbian elders, caregivers, elders with Alzheimer’s disease, service providers, special populations such as Vietnamese and Latino/a elders, and provides information on the use of expressive therapies like art, drama, and dance. Each well-referenced chapter presents high quality, up-to-date social group work practice strategies to prepare practitioners for the needs of the growing population of elderly in the near future. Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education discusses: the adaptation of group work practice approaches when working with older group members the use of a Record of Service as an analytical tool in group work with aging lesbians a chronicle of a student’s field placement at a drop-in center for homeless senior citizens the sociocultural reality of the Asian immigrant elderly residential substance abuse treatment for older adults mutual aid groups for older persons with mental illness the relationship between caregiver support groups and the marker framework of family caregiving telephone caregiver support groups group work interventions with elderly parents of adults with severe mental illness a program for the development and implementation of an intergenerational singing group support groups as an effective therapy at end-of-life the use of a mutual aid group with home attendants and much more! Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education reveals the latest examples of good group work practice with aging adults and their support systems, perfect for practitioners, educators, and anyone interested in and/or work with older adults.
Released on 2014-01-02Categories Family & Relationships

Making Joyful Noise

Making Joyful Noise

Author: Andrew Malekoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317994251

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 299

View: 547

This diverse collection of articles by group work professionals who work in the classroom and in the field captures not only the art and science of social work with groups but also its soul, highlighting practice, teaching, and writing ideas that promote the power of group work - and the people who do it. Making Joyful Noise reinforces the value and uniqueness of group work as a positive, optimistic, empowering, and affirming way of working with people. The articles presented here cover a wide range of age groups, populations, and settings and include examples on the use of activity and discussion in groups: a poetry club for children, the meaning of camp for preadolescents, a boxing group for adolescents who live in the inner city, self-defense classes for adults, and caregiver support for the elderly. The book also steps into the classroom to promote the teaching of social group work and the education of advanced group work practitioners and to encourage practitioners to write about their group work practice. Finally, the book presents and illustrates a number of concepts that are unique to group work and that encourage front-line practitioners to “be bold” and to “stay in the mess.” While organized as a tribute to the late Dr. Roselle Kurland, Making Joyful Noise is in and of itself an important collection of articles and essays on social group work and one that is certain to provide all practitioners who are interested in group work with a spark, a smile, and some needed inspiration for their important work. Making Joyful Noise includes: essentials for preserving, promoting, and portraying group work practice the critical relationship between human and professional ethics in group work six common mistakes that practitioners make in regard to group purpose using organizational analysis to improve group work practice creatively blending activity and discussion in diverse settings cultivating collegiality to reduce isolation and enhance practice developing a capacity to “stay in the mess” in group work with people of all ages skills for effectively working with transitions, separation, and loss in group guidelines for practitioners wishing to write for publication and much more! This book is a rich and diverse collection that is required reading for anyone working to promote social work with groups.
Released on 2003-12-23Categories Psychology

Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452262970

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

View: 588

The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive reference guide for group practitioners and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research as well as offers suggestions for practice in the psycho educational arena, counseling, and therapy groups. The handbook encourages the notion that the field is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Through a review of cutting-edge research and practice, the handbook includes: 48 chapters by renowned experts in group work The history and theory of group work Topics across the lifespan An entire section on multicultural issues A variety of clinical problems and settings Appendices include the Association for Specialists in Group Work Training Standards, Best Practice Standards, and Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, the most comprehensive reference devoted to this rapidly growing field, is essential for graduate students, academics, researchers, professionals, and librarians serving the group therapy community.
Released on 2018-10-24Categories Family & Relationships

Groupwork With Children and Adolescents

Groupwork With Children and Adolescents

Author: Ralph L Kolodny

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317735311

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 120

View: 323

This state-of-the-art information on social groupwork with children and youth provides theoretical guidelines and suggestions for practice. Each authoritative chapter represents a blending of old and new practice models and syntheses of various knowledge perspectives and emphasizes the subtlety and unpredictability of groupwork. Experts addresses the issues of getting groups started, adapting group programs to the needs of younger school-age children, and using group therapy with young abused and neglected girls. They also include specific observations about the psychic and social developmental characteristics of the age groupings as a guiding factor in choosing group models and intervention techniques. Topics discussed include aspects of group dynamics, group techniques, resistance, stages in group development, and developmental issues of group members.
Released on 1986Categories Business & Economics

Therapeutic Activities with the Impaired Elderly

Therapeutic Activities with the Impaired Elderly

Author: Phyllis M. Foster

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866565663

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 765

This highly practical volume presents valuable insights for all professionals who provide activities for the impaired elderly. It will serve as a helpful resource for both those who work directly with the aged in institutional settings, as well for those who train activities counselors. Therapeutic Activities With the Impaired Elderly addresses a number of pertinent issues and provides useful information on designing and implementing recreation and socialization programs, memory improvement classes, sign language activities, and leisure education and counseling.
Released on 1995Categories Medical

Group Work with the Elderly and Family Caregivers

Group Work with the Elderly and Family Caregivers

Author: Ronald W. Toseland

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031772174

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 325

This practical guide is intended for students as well as professionals who would like to develop their skills for working with groups of older adults. Part I provides a conceptual overview of group work, and Part II focuses on specific methods and skills to facilitate different types of group work, including groups that are culturally diverse, as well as teleconferencing and on-line computer network groups. Other topics include leadership; social, recreational, and educational groups; service and advocacy groups; and group work with family caregivers.
Released on 2008-10-08Categories Social Science

Group Work

Group Work

Author: Urania Glassman

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc

ISBN: 1412966639

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 942

This book presents groupwork under the framework of a humanistic approach, which lends itself particularly well to working in groups. The underlying concept behind the humanistic approach is rooted in humanism and democratic principles, thus that people within a democracy are responsible to themselves and to their society. As applied to the therapeutic group environment, the author applies humanistic values of the individuals responsibility for others, caring, mutual aid, respect for others and differences, and inclusiveness to the group and fosters an environment of trust, beloging, acceptance and support.
Released on 2014-02-25Categories Psychology

Gerontological Social Work Supervision

Gerontological Social Work Supervision

Author: Carlton Munson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317823094

Category: Psychology

Page: 148

View: 968

This unique book clearly depicts a need for supervision in gerontological social work settings and provides a framework for approaching supervision. Grounded in two distinct bodies of literature, social work supervision and gerontological social work, this important book thoroughly examines present gerontological practice and principles and focuses on the stages and styles of helping, and teaching case workers to improve agency efficiency. Gerontological Social Work Supervision assumes some gerontological knowledge and experience with aging on the part of the supervisor, yet provides an abundance of informative and practical methods to aid agency success rates with their clients. The authors discuss the supervisory position as a positive asset in all aspects of case work and management. Throughout the chapters, the value of a supervisor is compounded, whether the supervisor is helping a worker in seeing a broader scope of the field of social work with the elderly, providing guidance through gray areas of ethics, or teaching practice skills for work with individuals, groups, or families, the need for an involved and prepared case worker supervisor becomes increasingly clear through the theories and scenarios presented. Extensive examples and helpful considerations make this an invaluable book for agency supervisors and workers. An entire chapter is devoted to providing supervision in the educational arena, promoting a greater awareness of gerontological social work in students preparing for the field. The appendices are packed with lists of additional works on supervision in social work, bibliographies of selected readings in case management, entitlement, long term care, and family caregiving.
Released on 2014-02-04Categories Family & Relationships

Violence

Violence

Author: George Getzel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317736196

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 108

View: 883

This informative and thoughtful book demonstrates the value of social group work concepts applied to domestic and other forms of violence. Written by social work practitioners, each chapter focuses on a different form of violence and the appropriate models of social work with groups. Using detailed accounts of their own practice and research, professionals explain behavioral, interactional, and humanistic approaches toward varying service service populations--including perpetrators, as well as victims or “survivors.” The samples of creative interventions with victims of childhood sexual abuse, rape, and domestic battering will inspire sympathy and reflection among all professionals who too often see the consequences of victimization in their own practices.