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Introduction to Group Work Practice [Hardcover]

Ronald W. Toseland , Robert F. Rivas
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4 May 2004 0205376061 978-0205376063 5

The perfect book for preparing to work with either treatment (ongoing) or task (special focus) groups, this newly revised edition offers the most up-to-date research and technology available in the social work field.

An Introduction to Group Work Practice, Fifth Edition, continues to stress the importance of developing skills in group-work and provides the most comprehensive information available on the market today. The text provides a thorough grounding in areas that vary from treatment to organizational and community settings. Chapters on the history of groups, group dynamics, group leadership, and diversity help the reader build a solid knowledge base about groups and apply them to real-life social work practice. The addition of new case studies, practice examples, and guiding principles add to the ease and readability of this popular book.


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  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (4 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205376061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205376063
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 18.2 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,482,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The perfect text for preparing students to work with either treatment (ongoing) or task (special focus) groups, this newly revised edition offers the most up-to-date research and technology available in the social work field.

An Introduction to Group Work Practice, Fifth Edition, continues to stress the importance of developing skills in group-work and provides the most comprehensive information available on the market today. Students receive a thorough grounding in areas that vary from treatment to organizational and community settings. Chapters on the history of groups, group dynamics, group leadership, and diversity help the reader build a solid knowledge base about groups and it apply to real-life social work practice. The addition of new case studies, practice examples, and guiding principles add to the ease and readability of this popular text.

New To This Edition

  • Special attention to the problem-solving stages used in social work practice better prepare students for leadership roles in groups.
  • Expanded research-based literature throughout exposes students to more evidence-based practice.
  • More practice problems and short case examples allow students to apply content and obtain feedback, helping to reinforce chapter content.
  • Newly revised material on group dynamics, including information on work with organizations and communities, assessment, group leadership, and diversity students can use in both HBSE, Practice courses and across the baccalaureate curriculum.

What Reviewers Are Saying…
“The authors' thorough coverage of this material in an organized format is exactly why I chose this text over others.
Janice G. Wells, Ph.D., Winthrop University

“The readability of all these chapters... is very good for either graduate or undergraduate level. This is certainly one of the most important overall strong points of the text.
Daniel Liechty, Ph.D., Dmin., ACSW, LCSW, Illinois State University

“ An Introduction to Group Work Practice is very comprehensive and well-researched. It has the rigor that I would expect in a substantial treatment of this subject, but the accessibility to the beginning student. It's very informative.
Matthew R. Buckley, Ed.D., Delta State University

“I believe the text includes virtually everything that should be included in a beginning group work textbook. Its completeness is a great strength.
Kendra J. Garrett, DSW, University of St. Thomas

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Title of related interest from Allyn & Bacon:
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About the Author

Ronald W. Toseland, University at Albany, State University of New York

Robert F. Rivas, SienaCollege

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars great introduction to group work, 11 Feb 2010
By K. Duke
Format:Hardcover
easy to read , great introduction to group work an essential reader for any one interested in group work
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars chore to read 19 Oct 2006
By J. Richards - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is the most popular goup work text; however, not a student in my class likes this book. The information is all there and well organized but it is a chore to read it. The writing style is dense, dry, and laborious.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 12 Dec 2006
By M. Gagnon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Toseland's book is considered by most experts in the field to be one of the best resources for understanding group work today. I have enjoyed this text and consider it an important addition to any Social Work library. After having Dr. Toseland as a professor is it clear that he is truely a master of group work. This book is worth every penny!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK 10 Mar 2013
By RochelleR - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
An Introduction to Group Work Practice gives a lot of good information. It is a cut and dry reading but the information is all there.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Group work Practice 21 Oct 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The book has been written in simply language for the social work student/ practioner, however, anyone working with groups will find some useful information.
The book has been updated over the years to include new info. on areas such as cultural diverse issues affecting group work in the US. This I believe is applicable not only to the US but to other area such as the Caribbean which share diverse cultures.
It also gives a detail listing of possible source material on adolescence and the Elderly.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Groupwork Text ever 9 Dec 2013
By karen Buddan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It really is a great book to own as a budding social worker who will participate in group work interventions.
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