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Choosing a Groupwork Approach

Choosing a Groupwork Approach

An Inclusive Stance

Oded Manor

Quick Overview

How do you choose an appropriate approach for working with each different group you come across? Grounded in systems theory, Oded Manor's model provides a framework that bridges the gap between overly prescribed schemes that do not always meet clients' needs, and open ones that fail to provide sufficient details about practice.
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Paperback / softback
2000, 9.21in x 6.10in / 234mm x 155mm, 240pp
ISBN: 978-1-85302-870-0
$47.95

Description

How do you choose an appropriate approach for working with each different group you come across? Grounded in systems theory, Oded Manor's model provides a framework that bridges the gap between overly prescribed schemes that do not always meet clients' needs, and open ones that fail to provide sufficient details about practice.

The book includes detailed discussion of actual transcripts of working through stages with the same group, and analysis of published accounts of working with very different groups. Constructing a framework around a universal paradox, Manor demonstrates how to identify the needs of each particular group and plan, facilitate and monitor that group effectively.

In-depth understanding of each group's dynamics encourages practitioners to generate their own approach to meeting clients' needs in a variety of practice contexts.

Accessible and thoroughly researched, this book will enable professionals in the fields of social care, health and mental health, probation, education, youth work, psychology and counselling to practice creative and effective groupwork

Reviews

'The book is designed to help group workers analyze and think about complex interplay of system levels, structures, processes and content present in any group. The value of this analysis is that workers can make deliberate decisions about when and where to intervene based on analysis, as opposed to common practice, tradition or a variety of other less defensible positions. Another strength of this book is that it is clearly written from a social work perspective, a person in environment perspective is found throughout the book.'
- Social Work with Groups.

'Manor considers the problem of the eclectic fragmentation of groupwork and aims to present "an inclusive blueprint" which draws on systems theory and focuses equally on process structure and content in groups. Acknowledging the difficulties in developing a model which fits all, the focus is on the choices open to workers with time-limited groups which concentrate on interpersonal needs and which include increasing awareness of communication in the group and a focus on changing role relationships.'
- CommunityCare

Authors

By (author): Oded Manor