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|Author||: Isa N. Engleberg,Dianna R. Wynn|
|Editor||: Pearson Higher Ed|
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Updated in its 6th edition, Working in Groups provides readers with practical strategies, built on theory and research, for communicating and working successfully in groups. The authors use the guiding principle of balance while looking at both how groups work and how to work in groups. This accessible and user-friendly text gives readers the tools to apply group communication theories, methods, and skills—helping them become more effective and ethical group members.
|Author||: Lily Becker|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
The book responds to the need for an introductory text on group work practice in South Africa. It is concerned with the setting in which group work is practiced, and outlines the contemporary context and a theoretical overview of group work practice. The remainder of the chapters reflect on a variety of client populations and problem situationism as well as contemporary societal issues.
|Author||: Trevor Tyson|
|Editor||: Macmillan Education AU|
Examines the field of small group dynamics, focusing on the behaviour and processes typical of management, planning, decision making and learning groups. For this second edition, the "key concepts" approach has been retained.
|Author||: Dominique Moyse Steinberg|
Discover a unique resource on the “what,” “why,” and “how” of mutual aid in group settings! While an impressive body of professional literature attests to the central role of mutual aid in social work practice with groups, what has been lacking is a single source that links the description of mutual aid (what it is, exactly) with practice prescriptions (how to help it come about and flourish in various settings). This book does just that. This updated edition of the pathbreaking original contains four entirely new chapters that address: single-session groups short-term groups open-ended groups very large groups In addition, this book will help you to better understand and make use of mutual-aid perspectives on: pre-group planning early group goals and norms the significance of time and place, and the role of the group worker individual problem-solving authority, conflict, and evaluation Each chapter of The Mutual-Aid Approach to Working with Groups: Helping People Help One Another, Second Edition describes and discusses how to catalyze mutual aid in different settings and systems—including generic and specific obstacles to overcome; offers implications for practice and identifies group-specific skills for reaching each system's full mutual-aid potential. This new edition of The Mutual-Aid Approach to Working with Groups provides a foundation for practice, examining theories, concepts, and practice principles specific to mutual aid. Readers are directed to ample study resources in key areas via recommended reading lists at the end of each chapter. Case examples are used to help bridge the gap between theory and practice in an immediately useful manner, and handy tables and figures make important points easy to access and understand.
|Author||: The Open University|
|Editor||: The Open University|
This 8-hour free course explored team working, including how to create successful teams, team roles, managing conflict and evaluating performance.
|Author||: Teresa Whitfield|
|Editor||: US Institute of Peace Press|
This volume explores how peacemakers can productively work with informal mini coalitions of states or intergovernmental organizations that provide support for resolving conflicts and implementing peace agreements--an innovation often referred to as groups of "Friends."
|Author||: Jane L. Fowler,Amanda J. Gudmundsson,Leanne M. Whicker|
For many students, working in groups or teams can be a negative and frustrating experience caused by inadequate forming, contracting, planning and organising. This book contains activities and information about working groups and follows the journey a group may take from formation to termination.
|Author||: Elaine Hopkins,Russell Kelley,Katrina Bentley,James Murphy|
|Editor||: Whole Person Associates|
Working with Groups on Spiritual Themes offers 39 exercises in six categories: Growing Spiritually, Values, Creativity and Wonder, Relationships, Life Review, and Ceremonies. This how-to guide can help people talk about spiritual issues safely and without offense. Perfect for counselors, trainers, educators, clergy, and health-care professionals.
|Author||: Kathryn Geldard,David Geldard|
|Editor||: Palgrave MacMillan|
With its effective outcomes, relative speed and reduced costs, the group format is becoming increasingly popular for work with children in counselling and educational settings.
|Author||: Björn Krondorfer|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers|
This book is an in-depth reflection and analysis on why and how unsettling empathy is a crucial component in reconciliatory processes. Located at the intersection of memory studies, reconciliation studies, and trauma studies, the book is at its core transdisciplinary, presenting a fresh perspective on how to conceive of concepts and practices when working with groups in conflict. The book Unsettling Empathy has come into being during a period of increasing cultural pessimism, where we witness the spread of populism and the rise of illiberal democracies that hark back to nationalist and ethnocentric narratives of the past. Because of this changed landscape, this book makes an important contribution to seeking fresh pathways toward an ethical practice of living together in light of past agonies and current conflicts. Within the specific context of working with groups in conflict, this book urges for an (ethical) posture of unsettling empathy. Empathy, which plays a vital role in these processes, is a complex and complicated phenomenon that is not without its critics who occasionally alert us to its dark side. The term empathy needs a qualifier to distinguish it from related phenomena such as pity, compassion, sympathy, benign paternalism, idealized identification, or voyeuristic appropriation. The word “unsettling” is just this crucial ingredient without which I would hesitate to bring empathy into our conversation.
|Author||: Sandy Schuman|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Praise for The Handbook for Working with Difficult Groups "Beginning with a conceptual framework useful to understand effective group functioning, The Handbook for Working with Difficult Groups continues with twenty chapters, each describing a common challenge a facilitator can face, examining the research available to understand the difficulty, and then offering pragmatic interventions a facilitator can use to deal with this challenge. A must-read for any group facilitator."?David Straus, founder, Interaction Associates "If you're looking for ways to make your team more productive, you'll find golden nuggets written just for your situation in The Handbook for Working With Difficult Groups. A compendium of research and sage advice, this book offers experienced insights into how to transform seemingly dysfunctional groups and avoid obstacles before you hit them. Should be in the library of any leader or facilitator!"?Tammy Adams, CPF, president, Chaosity LLC "This fine book contains a rich diversity of case studies, approaches and wise counsel from leading practitioners working with groups. It will help you to understand and facilitate effectively in even the most difficult situations."?Dale Hunter, author, The Art of Facilitation: The Essentials for Leading Great Meetings and Creating Group Synergy "Whether you are a facilitator, leader, or member of a group, you will gain surprising insights into why a group is difficult, and more importantly, how to recognize the cause of the difficulty and how to develop an effective response to move the group forward."?Gary Rush, CPF, president, MGR Consulting; chair, International Association of Facilitators (IAF)
|Author||: James H. Shonk|
|Editor||: Amacom Books|
Offers a systematic program for developing managers and employees into teams that work together to increase productivity and achieve the organization's goals
|Author||: Alexander W. Astin|
"Astin presents a completely new and expanded study of how students change and develop in college -- and reveals how colleges can enhance that development. Based on a study of more than 20,000 students, 25,000 faculty members, and 200 institutions, the book shows how academic programs, faculty, student peer groups, and other variables affect students' college experiences, and how these factors can shape students' personalities and behavior; values and beliefs; and academic, cognitive, and career development."--Page  of cover.
|Author||: Joseph Folger,Marshall Scott Poole,Randall K. Stutman|
Updated in its 7th edition, Working Through Conflict provides an introduction to conflict and conflict management that is firmly grounded in current theory, research, and practice, covering the whole range of conflict settings (interpersonal, group, and organizational). Encompassing a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives, the text includes an abundance of real life case studies that illustrate key concepts and help students learn how to apply theory. The book's emphasis on application of concepts makes it highly accessible to students, while expanding their understanding of both conflict theory and practical skills.An introduction to social science research and theory on conflict
The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games Quick Effective Activities to Improve Communication Trust and Collaboration
|Author||: Mary Scannell|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.
|Author||: George W Goetschius|
A report of the development of a service to housing estate community groups by the London Council of Social Service, based on 15 years of field work experience using the community development approach and method. First Published in 1969. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.