© 1993

A Theory of Groupwork Practice

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Tom Douglas
    Pages 1-17
  3. Tom Douglas
    Pages 49-62
  4. Tom Douglas
    Pages 63-79
  5. Tom Douglas
    Pages 80-95
  6. Tom Douglas
    Pages 96-109
  7. Tom Douglas
    Pages 110-125
  8. Tom Douglas
    Pages 126-139
  9. Tom Douglas
    Pages 140-150
  10. Tom Douglas
    Pages 151-154
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 155-168

About this book


A Theory of Groupwork Practice is based on the results of the search for the fundamental similarities in the practice of all groupworkers in whatever profession or setting they may operate. The theoretical concepts used by groupworkers may be widely variant, but what workers actually do when in interaction with the groups they create or adapt shows remarkable similarities which are deeper and more influential than the concepts in promoting or preventing successful group outcomes. This book presents the foundations of a coherent theory of group work practice based on these similarities.


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About the authors

TOM DOUGLAS is a Fellow of the University of Keele, has taught groupwork and social psychology to social workers and others, and has worked as a social worker in many different settings. He is now a freelance groupwork consultant.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Theory of Groupwork Practice
  • Authors Tom Douglas
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-54873-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-54874-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-22601-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 168
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Social Work
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