Empowerment Series: Social Work with Groups: Comprehensive Practice and Self-Care,
10th Edition

Charles Zastrow, Sarah L. Hessenauer

ISBN-13: 9781337567916 | ISBN-10: 1337567914

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 672 pages

List Price USD $202.95


Build effective group leadership skills with the experiential and self-evaluation exercises in SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS. The authors discuss topics that are central to understanding group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. With support from this book, your classroom becomes a "lab" where you can experience what it's like to work in and lead many kinds of groups. This edition also emphasizes self-care -- with 30 strategies that you can use to improve your, and your clients', well-being.

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Meet the Authors

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Charles Zastrow, M.S.W., Ph.D., is professor emeritus in social work at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where he chaired the social work department for six years. He has also been the assistant director and professor in the social work program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. He has worked as a practitioner in a variety of public and private social welfare agencies and has chaired 28 social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Dr. Zastrow has served two terms as a commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He has also been a board member of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD). In addition, Dr. Zastrow has chaired the Commission on Educational Policy of CSWE. He is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin.

Sarah L. Hessenauer, B.S.W., M.S.W., Ph.D. is a professor in social work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has been in the department for 15 years and is currently chair. She earned her B.S.W. degree in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, her M.S.W. in 1991 from UW-Milwaukee, and her Ph.D. in 2011 from Loyola University of Chicago. Dr. Hessenauer is a certified licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin. She has worked as a practitioner and administrator in a variety of mental health and addictions agencies. She is a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) member and accreditation site surveyor. She is also a current member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). In addition to Introduction to SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE, Dr. Zastrow and Dr. Hessenauer have written three other social work texts: GENERALIST PRACTICE IN SOCIAL WORK, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman.

  • New summaries recap the highlights of each chapter.
  • The tenth edition emphasizes the importance of social workers' self-care, with 30 strategies social workers can use to improve their own, and their clients', physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being.
  • Content and exercises reflect the nine competencies and 31 practice behaviors in the Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Labeled icons throughout each chapter identify the competencies and behaviors being addressed; chapter-ending competency notes aid review by listing page numbers on which standards-related content appears.
  • Updated to reflect timely topics and current practice, this edition includes new material on motivational interviewing, evidence-based practice (throughout the text), benefits and disadvantages of group co-leadership, safeguarding human rights, and organizational effectiveness (structure versus leadership competency). There's also new discussion on the law of attraction -- how clients can improve their own lives by examining what they find valuable or attractive in a colleague or friend, and adopting those traits as their own.
  • Two kinds of exercises engage students directly. Individual questions and points for reflection ask students to build on the principles described and on their own experience. Group exercises describe a problem and provide the leader with a set of procedures or protocols to guide the group in addressing the problem.
  • This edition provides content and skill-building exercises that help students acquire the nine competencies and 31 behaviors of the 2015 EPAS. The text's assessment process facilitates evaluating students on the extent to which they're attaining the competencies and behaviors. Assessment results provide data needed to prepare self-study documents for accreditation.
  • Boxed features on various aspects of groups are scattered throughout the book, providing students with a broad context for learning and for the acquisition of new skills.
  • Numbered learning objectives -- repeated throughout each chapter -- provide a roadmap that keeps students focused on the concepts and skills they need to acquire.

Table of Contents

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1. Groups: Types and Stages of Development.
2. Social Group Work and Social Work Practice.
3. Group Dynamics: Leadership.
4. Group Dynamics: Goals and Norms.
5. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication.
6. Task Groups.
7. Working with Diverse Groups.
8. Self-Help Groups.
9. Social Work with Families.
10. Organizations, Communities, and Groups.
11. Educational Groups: With a Focus on Self-Care.
12. Treatment Groups.
13. Treatment Groups with Diverse and Vulnerable Populations.
14. Termination and Evaluation of a Group.
Appendix A: Group Treatment Theories Resource Manual.
Module 1. Rational Therapy in Groups.
Module 2. Behavior Therapy in Groups.
Module 3. Reality Therapy in Groups.
Module 4. Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Groups.
Appendix B: Answers to Group Exercises D-F in Chapter 6.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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