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Survival in Groups


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Table of Contents

The book
Aims, bases and uses
Groups! what are they?
Different ways of "seeing" behaviour in groups
explanations and theories
What goes on in a group?
The influences at work in a group
Presentations and perceptions
resources and differences
Surviving in a group
The rewards, costs and dangers of group membership
Affecting group outcomes
working in groups
Learning from experience
putting it all together and using it

About the Author

The Author

Tom Douglas has worked as a group therapist, psychiatric social worker, lectured in social work and social psychology at the University of Keele and latterly has operated as a freelance groupwork consultant. He has run groupwork workshops for thirty years for professionals and volunteers in the caring professions and has written widely on the theory and practice of working in and with groups.


"It will help any student of groups learn to reflect on what is happening in the groups of which he or she is a member...This would be a useful book for groups of students to work through in sections, using the exercises to help demystify groups and group phenomena...a useful addition to the group worker's library." - CommunityCare " an excellent introduction to how groups operate. It is also a very good example of how to write integrating theory and practice." - Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Studies "...essential reading for all thoseconcerned with group work - particularly counsellors and therapists involved with Group Process." - Counselling at Work "...this book deserves to become a standard work for group members looking for a sound text from a credible author." - Mental Health Nursing "...written in an accessible style with clear signposts and highlighted moot points...a valuable toolfor those people who want a more comprehensive understanding of groupwork practice." - Professional Social Work "...of particular interest to counsellors.. who are interested in finding out a bit more about the group process of which they are a part. I would also recommend this book to those who lead groups...Many readers may find themselves dipping into the book to begin with and then, as Idid, ending up reading it all." - Relate News "...a solid, comprehensive introduction to groupwork." - Therapeutic Communities

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