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This text takes a broad based approach to basic generalist practice methods that emphasize the common elements in working with individuals, families and groups. The goal of the book is to teach social work students how to enhance clients’ social functioning by helping them become more proficient in examining, understanding, and resolving clients’ social problems. The authors pay special attention to enhancing social justice by working with individuals and families who have been historically oppressed. This edition includes specific integrated coverage of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the introductory Direct Practice and Generalist Practice courses in BSW and MSW programs of social ...

Group Change
Group change

Change is inevitableexcept from a vending machine.

—Robert C. Gallagher (n.d.)

In Chapter 14, we discussed how group leaders assess the groups they are leading. In this chapter we will present some of the interventions that group leaders may employ in order to help groups achieve their goals. This chapter will be selective of interventions that will be covered. There are many group books (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2010; Garvin, 1996; Reid, 1997; Toseland & Rivas, 2008) that are more comprehensive than this chapter. We are selecting those interventions that are basic to running groups and can be mastered by beginning social workers when they begin to run their first groups. Though social workers lead task groups, the interventions covered here are focused on ...

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