Socially Just Practice in Groups: A Social Work Perspective comprehensively covers all aspects of group practice in social work settings, integrating a unique social justice framework throughout. Drawing from their experience as group work practitioners, authors Robert Ortega and Charles D. Garvin walk readers through the basics of group practice, including getting started, doing group work, establishing the purpose, roles and tasks of the group, stages and phases of practice, and specific skills in assessment, monitoring, and evaluation. A social justice framework provides a fresh perspective during an era of widespread social change and provides social workers tools for effective group interventions. Chapters contain detailed case examples to illustrate concepts presented, as well as exercises to help students practice skills.
About the Authors
SECTION I. HISTORICAL AND CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES TO GROUP WORK AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
1. What Is a Socially Just Approach to Group Work?
2 History of Group Work
3 Knowledge for Practice
4 Models of Group Work and Relationship to Social Justice
5 Group Purposes
6 Values and Ethics
7 Roles, Tasks, and Critical Consciousness
SECTION II. DOING GROUP WORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
9 Group Processes and Development
11 Preparation for the Group Meeting
12 Group Beginnings: Formation
13 Approaches to Achieving Different Purposes
15 Task Groups
16 Environmental Change
17 Termination and Endings
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