The Group Work Practice Kit is a set of nine slim volumes on the nuts and bolts of doing group therapy/work. The kit will focus on the practical aspects of setting up a group, planning the process and performing group work. Each volume in the kit will have a standard outline which will cover the theoretical aspects of the process, the evidence base and support, the topic highlighted, two real case studies and five short learning exercises. Volumes in the kit will cover how to design a group, how to run a group, how to evaluate a group, and how to deal with special challenges. In addition, two special areas will be highlighted such as groups in schools and groups in communities (most common settings for groupwork). The kit will be endorsed by ACA's Association for Specialists in Group work and will be co-marketed by the group.
Chapter 1: Ingredients of Group Work: What Practitioners Need to Know and do
Ingredients of Group Work: What Practitioners Need to Know and do
In this first chapter, we will examine the major ingredients of group work, with an eye toward what it is that group practitioners really need to know and be able to do. But first, let's begin by presenting a brief scenario that will guide our discussion and your application.
Imagine that you are a counselor in the university counseling center. This well-respected center is known for excellence in providing individual, direct counseling services to students. A new director is bringing to the center a number of new perspectives and initiatives, with a theme meant to help the center increase its visibility and develop ...