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Understanding and using groups

Author: Brenda Vernelle
Publisher: London : Whiting and Birch ; Concord, MA : Paul & Co., Publishers' Consortium [distributor], 1994.
Series: Groupwork series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work, by an experienced groupwork practitioner and lecturer, offers a general introduction to working with groups. The author covers: group dynamics and the group process; the various groupwork methodologies such as transactional analysis, assertion and social skills training and Gestalt; the use of groups in different agencies and settings; and common problems in group relationships." "A list of organisations  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Vernelle
ISBN: 1871177618 9781871177619 187117760X 9781871177602
OCLC Number: 31352955
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Help! It's My Group Today --
1. Understanding Group Dynamics: Structures and Members --
2. Understanding Group Dynamics: Group Process --
3. Getting on with the Work of the Group: More About Process --
4. Using Groups in Social Work and Health Care --
5. Planning and Running Groups with Agency Users --
6. Developing Methods of Work: Social Skills and Assertion Training --
7. Developing Methods of Work: Transactional Analysis --
8. Developing Methods of Work: Gestalt Psychology --
9. Training in Groupwork --
10. Relationships Between Groups: Prejudice, Conformity and Obedience to Authority --
11. Groups at Work --
12. Developing Your Skills.
Series Title: Groupwork series.
Responsibility: Brenda Vernelle.

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"This work, by an experienced groupwork practitioner and lecturer, offers a general introduction to working with groups. The author covers: group dynamics and the group process; the various groupwork methodologies such as transactional analysis, assertion and social skills training and Gestalt; the use of groups in different agencies and settings; and common problems in group relationships." "A list of organisations and full reading list are included." "This book will interest anyone wishing to develop their skills in groupwork. It is certain to become a standard text for groupwork courses in all settings - nursing, education, mental health, counselling, social care and social work and staff development work."--Jacket.

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