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New PDF release: A Theory of Groupwork Practice

By Tom Douglas

ISBN-10: 0333548744

ISBN-13: 9780333548745

ISBN-10: 1349226017

ISBN-13: 9781349226016

A idea of Groupwork perform relies at the result of the hunt for the basic similarities within the perform of all groupworkers in no matter what career or surroundings they might function. The theoretical innovations utilized by groupworkers can be extensively version, yet what staff really do while in interplay with the teams they carry or adapt exhibits outstanding similarities that are deeper and extra influential than the ideas in selling or fighting winning crew results. This ebook offers the principles of a coherent concept of crew paintings perform in response to those similarities.

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3c. 3d. 3e. There are two definable forms of groupwork groups: 'created' and 'adapted'. A group is created for groupwork purposes by the coming together of a number of individuals for a shorter or longer period of time, this coming and being together constituting a fundamental and necessary condition for the achievement of their goals and one which occurs under the aegis of a groupwork convenor or convenors. A group is adapted to groupwork purposes when an already existing group, created, formed or arising for purposes other than those of groupwork, is entered by a groupworker or groupworkers with the intent of working with the members of that group to achieve specific groupwork ends.

41) It seems likely that affiliative social bonds have survival value for groups and that innate affiliative patterns of behaviour have evolved. Relations between members of a group can be seen as an equilibrium between aggression and affiliative processes: the affiliative processes hold the aggressive ones in check. (Argyle, 1970, p. 31) In order to resolve what might be a confusion between affiliation and association a simple definition would be that affiliation is a need or a drive and associative patterns are the visible products of that drive.

Bearing these facts in mind, it will be necessary to treat the Associative Patterns 45 observed features reported in groupwork literature with some caution, because even constantly reiterated and repetitive descriptions of processes must be discerned as being contaminated by the values and expectations of those who record them. So, despite the rash of non-relevant absolute distinctions in groupwork, like the social groupwork group, it is clear that social groupworkers have at least two different starting-points for the implementation of their aims and intents.

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