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Empowerment in Action

Self-Directed Groupwork

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04 December 2013

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04 December 2013

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From three leading authorities in the field, this re-visit to a classic text demonstrates how groupwork can be used as a flexible tool for service user empowerment and participation across a range of contexts. Walking the...

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From three leading authorities in the field, this re-visit to a classic text demonstrates how groupwork can be used as a flexible tool for service user empowerment and participation across a range of contexts. Walking the reader through each stage in group formation and evolution, it is an essential text for health and social care professionals.

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Builds on a classic groupwork model that has stood the test of time and continues to be used as a paradigm for empowerment across the world

Offers a step-by-step method that is applicable across all settings, helping people to identify, take control and bring about change in their own lives

Written by leading authorities on this method of working, with experience across a very wide range of settings?


1. Introduction
2. Empowerment: The Vacuum in Mainstream Practice
3. Groupwork: The Most Empowering and Effective Approach
4. Taking Stock: The Centrality of Values
5. The Group Takes Off
6. The Group Prepares to Take Action
7. Taking Action
8. The Group Takes Over
9. Spreading the Reach and Taking it Forward
10. Group Examples
Appendices
References.

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Audrey Mullender is Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford, UK, and was formerly Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Faculty of Social Studies at the University of Warwick. She was Editor of the British Journal of Social Work for four years and is an Academician of the Social Sciences.

Dave Ward is Professor of Social and Community Studies at De Montfort University, UK and formerly Head of Social Work at the University of Nottingham. His interests and publications include groupwork with offenders and in teams and organisations.

Jennie Fleming is Director of the Centre for Social Action at De Montfort University, UK. She utilises self-directed groupwork in participative practice, partnership research, and...

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Audrey Mullender is Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford, UK, and was formerly Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Faculty of Social Studies at the University of Warwick. She was Editor of the British Journal of Social Work for four years and is an Academician of the Social Sciences.

Dave Ward is Professor of Social and Community Studies at De Montfort University, UK and formerly Head of Social Work at the University of Nottingham. His interests and publications include groupwork with offenders and in teams and organisations.

Jennie Fleming is Director of the Centre for Social Action at De Montfort University, UK. She utilises self-directed groupwork in participative practice, partnership research, and for the promotion of social justice and human rights.

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