Higher Education

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Social Work with Groups: A Comprehensive Worktext, 9th Edition

  • includes CourseMate Printed Access Card
  • Charles Zastrow University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Emeritus Professor
  • ISBN-10: 1285746740  |  ISBN-13: 9781285746746
  • 672 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.00

About

Overview

Through a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow's comprehensive workbook-style text promotes his philosophy that students learn group leadership skills best when they can practice them in class. SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKTEXT, Ninth Edition, helps you turn the classroom into a "laboratory" for students to practice and develop their leadership skills. Zastrow discusses topics central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. Text content and exercises focus on helping students acquire the ten Competencies and 41 Practice Behaviors of the 2008 EPAS (Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards) of the Council on Social Work and Education (CSWE). Updated with timely new topics and firsthand accounts from experienced social group work professionals, the ninth edition includes a new chapter on treatment groups with diverse and vulnerable populations. This edition is also accompanied by CourseMate, which brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook, as well as Engagement Tracker, a tool for instructors that monitors student engagement in the course.

Features and Benefits

  • A major theme of the book is to provide content and skill-building exercises that help students acquire the 10 Competencies and 41 Practice Behaviors of the 2008 EPAS. The text and ancillary materials have an assessment process that facilitates students being evaluated on the extent to which they are attaining these competencies and practice behaviors. An additional advantage of this approach is that the assessment results provide invaluable data that is needed for preparing self-study documents for accreditation.
  • Two kinds of exercises engage students directly. A set of individual questions and points for reflection ask students to build on the principles described and their own experience. These can be turned in as homework assignments. Group exercises describe a problem and provide the leader with a set of procedures or protocols to guide the group in addressing the problem.
  • SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKTEXT, Ninth Edition, offers a comprehensive, clear look at how social work professionals interact with groups, making it appropriate and useful for undergraduates and graduate social workers.
  • Boxed features on the history of special kinds of groups are scattered throughout the book, providing students with a broad context for learning and for the acquisition of new skills.

Table of Contents

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: Stress Management and Time Management as Examples.
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.

What's New

  • A new Chapter 13, "Treatment Groups with Diverse and Vulnerable Populations," applies social group work to a variety of specific groups such as adolescents, persons impacted by domestic violence, those who are grieving, older adults, and those with eating disorders.
  • A new Module 4, "Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Groups," discusses how to use this important orientation in group practice.
  • Detailed new descriptions from twelve experienced social group work professionals convey how they use group work with a variety of different populations.
  • All the chapters and modules are updated to include the most current research and group work practices.
  • New coverage of several different types of groups and important topics affecting groups includes: working with LGBTIQQ populations; the impact of our thoughts on our genetic code; and group work with people who are grieving, with older persons, with people who have an eating disorder, and with adolescents.
  • Other new topics include group therapy for substance use disorders, AA groups in high school, task groups for Habitat for Humanity, multi-family groups, and families impacted by chronic illnesses along with the challenges faced by caregivers. There's also coverage of group service projects, group work with those affected by domestic violence, servant leadership, and evidence-based-practice.

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    ISBN-10: 1285746406 | ISBN-13: 9781285746401

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"A relevant text particularly for Bachelor level students. The content is precise and makes the point in a way that promotes understanding." - Brenda Armstrong Clark, Benedict College

— Brenda Armstrong Clark

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285746880 | ISBN-13: 9781285746883)

This manual provides guidelines and exercises for instructors teaching the course. Accompanying PowerPoint® slides for each chapter can also be adapted to fit various lecture needs. The Instructor's Manual is available electronically via the book's webpage, accessible to instructors through login.cengage.com.

Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285746899 | ISBN-13: 9781285746890)

: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKTEXT, 9th Edition INSTRUCTOR DESCRIPTION: This Test Bank, which includes multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions for each chapter, is available electronically via the book's webpage, accessible to instructors through login.cengage.com.

Online Curriculum Quick Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285746864 | ISBN-13: 9781285746869)

The Curriculum Quick Guide for instructors includes a chapter-by-chapter list of the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) competencies and practice behaviors, identified by icons in the core book. These are formatted for instructors to utilize as CSWE accreditation self-study material.

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285746813 | ISBN-13: 9781285746814)

The CourseMate for SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, 9th Edition brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, glossaries, flashcards, quizzes, and more-as well as Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. The accompanying instructor website, available through login.cengage.com, offers access to password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the instructor's manual, test bank files, and Online Curriculum Quick Guide for Social Work with Groups.

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CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285746813 | ISBN-13: 9781285746814)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Charles Zastrow

Charles Zastrow, MSW, 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. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also was a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four other textbooks: THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman).