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Using groups to help people

Author: Dorothy Stock Whitaker
Publisher: Hove [England] ; Philadelphia : Brunner-Routledge, 2001.
Series: International library of group psychotherapy and group process.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new edition of Using Groups to Help People focuses on anticipating and solving problems in group work. The new edition reflects the changes of the last decade, and will prove valuable to all  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Stock Whitaker
ISBN: 0415195616 9780415195614 0415195624 9780415195621
OCLC Number: 44266373
Description: xix, 356 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Thinking about groups before any plans are made or actions taken --
A therapist's purposes in conducting a group --
Who are groups for? --
Defining 'benefit' --
Small face-to-face groups --
Theory --
Planning --
Necessary decisions when planning a group --
Examples: different groups for different populations --
Thinking and taking action during the life of a group --
'Think-work': listening, observing, and attributing meanings to what one hears and sees --
Getting started: opening a group and responding to what happens next --
Subsequent events: developmental stages and goings and comings --
Problems and opportunities --
Personal gains --
Little or no gain, or actual harm --
Discerning, retrieving and avoiding making errors --
Intervening in groups: why, how and when --
The therapist in the group --
Theory and its connections with practice --
How therapists can continue to learn --
Learning from one's own practice experience --
Learning from the experiences of others --
Conducting research on one's own groups and in one's own workplace.
Series Title: International library of group psychotherapy and group process.
Responsibility: Dorothy Stock Whitaker.
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"This is a great book for the novice group therapist. The author has been very thorough in examining all aspects of group therapy and then some. Ms. Whitaker states, 'the book is not a how to, but is Read more...

 
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