Groupwork in Australia Book


Groupwork in Australia Book

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This 2015 book is the first of several collections surveying the practice of group work in Australia embracing a range of settings, theoretical approaches and client groups. It is above all a book by practitioners for practitioners and for those who are interested in developing and sharing their skills. It is a not for profit publication with authors driven by their passion for the work. In beginning our Australian survey, we have started from where we are based, in and around Sydney. Future volumes will extend this reach to other parts of Australia.

Cost: $50.00 (includes express post in Australia) - GST not applicable. On the website select free shipping as it is included in Australia. Discounts for four or more copies exist.

The chapters include:

  1. Foreward
  2. The Ancestors of Group Work – Notes on a Family Tree
  3. Group work with young people: Engagement – it’s the whole show
  4. Engaging Young people: 22 Ideas that Make a Difference
  5. Group work in the context of child protection programs
  6. Domestic Violence
  7. Demonstrating Narratives of Desistance
  8. Holistic group psychotherapy
  9. Combining approaches – Therapeutic educational groups
  10. Psychodrama – The Bare Bones
  11. Deadly groups – Aboriginal men’s groups
  12. Families in cultural transition – Refugee group programs
  13. Working with sex offenders
  14. Use of the group to enhance learning opportunities
  15. Supervision

Groupwork in Australia
Editors: Kevin O’Sullivan, Andrew King & Trish Nove

Design by Alicia Freile, Tango Media

1st edition published 2015

Institute of Group Leaders

ISBN 978-0-9942298-0-9



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