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Self-help and support groups : a handbook for practitioners

Author: Linda Farris Kurtz
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©1997.
Series: Sage sourcebooks for the human services series, v. 34.
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The first volume to address both self-help and support groups and provide a clear distinction between the two, Self-Help and Support Groups dispels misunderstandings and inaccurate assumptions about how they function, whom they attract, and how they help participants achieve goals. Author Linda Farris Kurtz informs students and practitioners in the human services about the concepts, theories, and research involving
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kurtz, Linda Farris.
Self-help and support groups.
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©1997
(OCoLC)608430310
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Farris Kurtz
ISBN: 0803970986 9780803970984 0803970994 9780803970991
OCLC Number: 35558964
Description: xvi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 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.
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