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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Kurtz, Linda Farris.
Self-help and support groups.
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, c1997
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Linda Farris Kurtz
|ISBN:||0803970986 9780803970984 0803970994 9780803970991|
|Description:||xvi, 229 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. 1. The Group. 1. Introduction. 2. Helping Characteristics and Change Mechanisms in Self-Help and Support Groups. 3. Ideology, Climate, Structure, and Professionalization in Self-Help and Support Groups --
pt. 2. The Member. 4. Beginning Participation. 5. Long-Term Participation --
pt. 3. The Practitioner. 6. Professional Roles in Support Groups. 7. Professional Relationships With Self-Help Groups --
pt. 4. Representative Groups. 8. Twelve-Step Programs. 9. Other Change-Oriented Associations. 10. Supportive-Educational Groups. 11. Telephone Support and On-Line Self Help --
Appendix. Self-Help Clearinghouses.
|Series Title:||Sage sourcebooks for the human services series, v. 34.|
|Responsibility:||Linda Farris Kurtz.|
It also examines the rise of telephone and on-line self-help, considering the advantages, and disadvantages of this style of group interaction. As an added bonus, each chapter includes exercises and discussion questions.