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The Mutual-Aid Approach to Working with Groups : Helping People Help One Another, Second Edition - Dominique Moyse Steinberg

The Mutual-Aid Approach to Working with Groups

Helping People Help One Another, Second Edition

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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.

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 1
The Purpose of This Bookp. 1
The Mutual-Aid Approachp. 3
The Theoretical Basis for Mutual Aidp. 4
The Conditions for Mutual-Aid Practicep. 4
Implications for Practicep. 7
How This Book Is Organizedp. 8
Recommended Further Readingp. 10
Themep. 13
The Mutual-Aid Approach in Social Work with Groupsp. 13
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 13
Mutual Aid Defined and Describedp. 15
The Mutual-Aid Mind-Setp. 21
The Primary Functions of Mutual-Aid Practicep. 22
The Notion of Group-Specific Skillful Practicep. 28
Key Points of This Chapterp. 31
Recommended Further Readingp. 32
The Nine Dynamics of Mutual Aid and Their Implications for Practicep. 35
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 35
Sharing Datap. 36
The Dialectic Processp. 38
Discussing Taboosp. 41
All in the Same Boatp. 42
Mutual Supportp. 44
Mutual Demandp. 45
Individual Problem Solvingp. 48
Rehearsalp. 49
Strength in Numbersp. 50
Key Points of This Chapterp. 52
Recommended Further Readingp. 53
Pregroup Planning with Mutual Aid in Mindp. 55
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 55
Setting the Stagep. 55
The Role of Group Purpose in Mutual Aidp. 64
Key Points of This Chapterp. 73
Recommended Further Readingp. 74
Early Group Goals and Normsp. 77
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 77
Goals to Emphasize in the First Sessionp. 79
Norms to Emphasize in the First Sessionp. 84
Key Points of This Chapterp. 90
Recommended Further Readingp. 90
Mutual Aid, "Time and Place," and the Role of the Workerp. 93
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 93
Time and Placep. 95
The Changing Role of the Workerp. 120
Key Points of This Chapterp. 122
Recommended Further Readingp. 123
Individual Problem Solving from a Mutual-Aid Viewpointp. 125
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 125
Prologuep. 125
Common Problem-Solving Strategiesp. 129
The Mutual-Aid Approachp. 132
What Needs to Happen to Catalyze Mutual Aidp. 140
Key Points of This Chapterp. 143
Recommended Further Readingp. 144
Mutual Aid and Authorityp. 145
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 145
Having a Real Say and the Group's Need for Itp. 147
Authority and Group Developmentp. 153
Helping the Group Exercise Its Say Along Humanistic As Well As Democratic Linesp. 156
Professional Reflectionp. 158
Group-Specific Skills for Decentralizing Authority and for Helping Maintain a Democratic-Humanistic Climatep. 161
Key Points of This Chapterp. 163
Recommended Further Readingp. 164
The Role of Conflict in a Mutual-Aid Systemp. 167
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 167
Keys to Using Conflict for Mutual Aidp. 169
Group-Specific Skills for Helping a Group Use Conflictp. 181
Key Points of This Chapterp. 182
Recommended Further Readingp. 183
Variations on a Themep. 185
Mutual-Aid Practice with Single-Session Groupsp. 193
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 193
Time and Place Issues of the Single-Session Groupp. 196
Implications for Practicep. 198
Key Points of This Chapterp. 204
Recommended Further Readingp. 206
Mutual-Aid Practice with Short-Term Groupsp. 207
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 207
Time and Place Issues of the Short-Term Groupp. 208
Implications for Practicep. 211
Key Points of This Chapterp. 218
Recommended Further Readingp. 220
Mutual-Aid Practice with Open-Ended Groupsp. 221
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 221
Time and Place Issues of the Open-Ended Groupp. 222
Implications for Practicep. 225
Key Points of This Chapterp. 231
Recommended Further Readingp. 233
Mutual-Aid Practice with Very Large Groupsp. 235
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 235
Time and Place Issues of the Very Large Groupp. 237
Implications for Practicep. 239
Key Points of This Chapterp. 244
Recommended Further Readingp. 246
Conclusionp. 247
Key Concepts of This Chapterp. 247
All Things Consideredp. 248
Group-Specific Skills for Helping a Group Evaluate Its Mutual-Aid Developmentp. 253
End Notep. 254
Key Points of This Chapterp. 255
Recommended Further Readingp. 255
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780789014627
ISBN-10: 0789014629
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 11th May 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised