Understanding and Using Groups

Brenda Vernelle

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ISBN: 978-1-871177-60-2
Series: First Groupwork Series
Categories: Groupwork, Human Services, Social Work
Published: May 1994
216 x 140 x 17 mm
240 pages
Publisher: Whiting & Birch Ltd
Also available in: Paperback
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 kinds of health and social services agencies and in other settings
  • Common problems in group relationships.
A list of organisations and full reading list are included.

The work has become a standard text for groupwork courses in all settings - nursing, education, mental health, counselling, social care and work and staff development work. It also offers a helpful reference tool for experienced groupworkers seeking to widen their understanding and areas of work.
Brenda Vernelle is a freelance groupwork consultant and trainer and a former Lecturer in Social Work at Huddersfield Polytechnic. ... read more
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