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Social Work with Groups
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Using a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow's comprehensive, workbook-style text promotes his philosophy that you can learn group leadership skills best by practicing them in class. In this eighth edition of SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK, International Edition, Zastrow discusses topics central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. When you participate in groups, the classroom becomes a "lab" where you can experience what it's like to work in and lead the many kinds of groups the author discusses.
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1. Groups: Types and Stages of Development. 2. Social Group Work and Social Work Practice. 3. Group Dynamics: Leadership. 4. Group Dynamics: Goals and Norms. 5. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication. 6. Task Groups. 7. Working with Diverse Groups. 8. Self-Help Groups. 9. Social Work with Families. 10. Organizations, Communities, and Groups. 11. Educational Groups: Stress Management and Time Management as Examples. 12. Treatment Groups. 13. Termination and Evaluation of a Group. Appendix A: Group Treatment Theories Resource Manual. Module 1. Rational Therapy in Groups. Module 2. Behavior Therapy in Groups. Module 3. Reality Therapy in Groups. Appendix B: Answers to Group Exercises D-F in Chapter 6.

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Charles Zastrow, MSW, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he chaired the Social Work Department for six years. He has also been the Assistant Director and Professor in the Social Work Program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also was a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four other textbooks: THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman).

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1. Groups: Types and Stages of Development. 2. Social Group Work and Social Work Practice. 3. Group Dynamics: Leadership. 4. Group Dynamics: Goals and Norms. 5. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication. 6. Task Groups. 7. Working with Diverse Groups. 8. Self-Help Groups. 9. Social Work with Families. 10. Organizations, Communities, and Groups. 11. Educational Groups: Stress Management and Time Management as Examples. 12. Treatment Groups. 13. Termination and Evaluation of a Group. Appendix A: Group Treatment Theories Resource Manual. Module 1. Rational Therapy in Groups. Module 2. Behavior Therapy in Groups. Module 3. Reality Therapy in Groups. Appendix B: Answers to Group Exercises D-F in Chapter 6.

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