Group Work across Populations, Challenges, and Settings

Mark J. Macgowan

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online December 2009 | | DOI:
Group Work across Populations, Challenges, and Settings


Group work may be defined as “goal-directed activity with small treatment and task groups aimed at meeting socioemotional needs and accomplishing tasks” (Toseland and Rivas 2009, p. 12, see General Overviews). This entry is restricted to materials related to treatment groups whose primary purpose is to meet the socioemotional needs of its members, usually involving small groups consisting of up to fifteen members. To keep the material current with developments in group work research that have occurred in the last decade, the emphasis is on publications since 2000.

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Subjects: Social Work

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