This fully revised and updated third edition of a classic text includes seven new chapters that reflect the most recent developments in group practice. Part of the book's enduring appeal is its vivid depiction of actual group work and the challenges that arise. Using an ecosystem approach, they set forth a generic framework for practice with diverse groups.
This book offers guidance for navigating the major challenges and ethical concerns related to working with groups. It presents a survey of the origins and development of group social work, backed by theory, research, and a description of social work practices. Using an ecosystem approach, Northen (social work, University of Southern California, emerita) and Kurland (social work, Hunter College) offer a framework for practice with divers groups, establishing common values, knowledge, goals, and interventions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)