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date: 31 October 2020

Group Worklocked

  • Ronald W. ToselandRonald W. ToselandInstitute of Gerontology, University at Albany, State University of New York
  •  and Heather HortonHeather HortonUniversity at Albany, State University of New York

Summary

This entry begins with a brief history of group work in the United States. Next, there is a description of the wide range of treatment and task groups used by social workers. This is followed by a discussion of group dynamics, diversity and social justice issues. Then, there is a brief overview of the developmental stages that groups go through and widely used practice models. The chapter concludes with a brief review of the evidence base for the effectiveness of group work practice.

Subjects

  • Social Work Macro Practice

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