International Group Work Publications and Reports

This page welcomes contributions that highlight the international, cross-national and cross-cultural nature of social work with groups.  Please share your contact information when posting, for follow up by readers.        

Note that these materials are Only for Educational and Practice Purposes. Please use author attribution at all times.  

Contact Carol Cohen at cohen5@adelphi.edu with questions or to email additional resources for posting.       

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2014 Resources   

PP for:  Cohen, C.S., Balakrishnan, G., Dudley, C., Pemberton, L., Shaari, A. & Zahn, M. (2014, August). Strengthening alliances among self-help groups and professional partners. 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference: 2015 and Beyond, Our Action Agenda, UN Headquarters, New York, US.                                                                                                         Handout PP August 2014 UN DPI NGO Conference, Cohen, Balakrishnan, Dudley, Pemberton, Shaari, Zahn [Compatibility Mode]                                                                              Question from Authors:  We have been working on this international project for a while, and would like to connect with any groupworkers or group members who participate in the work of self help groups — we would like to hear your feedback on the preliminary principles we have been developing.  They are contained in this PP.  Please contact Carol Cohen, cohen5@adelphi.edu to discuss this further and for more information.

PP for:  Cohen, C.S.,  Abbas, S.R. & Irizarry, C. (2014, July). Joining together: Special interest group on groupwork. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, IASSW, IFSW, & ICSW, Melbourne, Australia.                                           2014 Melbourne Special Interest Group on Social Work with Groups

PP for:  Cohen, C.S. & Deng. S. (2014, July). Being and working together: Collaboration to expand social work with groups in Beijing, China.  Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, IASSW, IFSW, & ICSW, Melbourne, Australia. Cohen & Deng Session 4D M210, As Presented, 10 July, Being and working together, Beijing, China (1)

PP for:  Cohen, C.S. & Tully, G. (2014, July) Navigating with the Standards for Social Work with Groups in Practice, Supervision and Education.  Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, IASSW, IFSW, & ICSW, Melbourne, Australia.                                                                                                                                                      Cohen C S Tully G (2014) Navigating with the Standards for Social Work with Groups in Practice Supervision and Education World Conference 16

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This PDF File (with Permission of Whiting and Birch Ltd.) contains:  Cohen, C.S., Doel, M., Wilson, M., Quirke, D., Ring, K..A., Abbas, S.R. (2012). Global group work: Honouring processes and outcomes. In A. Begart, S. Simon & M. Doel, (Eds.), Honoring our roots, Nurturing our growth, (pp. 107-127). London, England: Whiting & Birch Ltd.                  Abstract:  This chapter focuses on the Global Group Work Project’s action research study to explore and identify essential cross-national and cross-cultural elements of social group work practice, and to provide a model for international research and collaboration. It details study methods, process and outcome findings, analysis and recommendations. The key finding of the global themes of being together and doing together in social work groups, as well as the identification of local, indigenous practices contribute empirical knowledge about group work’s international nature, with implications for teaching, research and practice.

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PDF Files with Permission of Taylor and Francis from Social Work with Groups:

Toseland, R.W. & McClive-Reed, K.P. (2009). Social group work: International and global perspectives. Social Work with Groups32 (1/2), p5-13.                                                           Abstract: This article reviews the literature on international social group work and makes some observations about the current state of the field. The authors used a multipronged search strategy to examine the literature on international social group work. These search strategies yielded approximately 1,000 abstracts and citations that were then reviewed closely for content related to social group work. The search revealed four broad categories of articles, book chapters, and conference presentations: (1) descriptive studies of social group work done in countries outside the United States; (2) surveys of practitioners, educators, or databases about social group work practices; (3) descriptions of the development of social group work models in non-U.S. countries; (4) cross-cultural comparisons of social work group model implementation in two or more specific countries;  and (5) the implementation and delivery of group work training and educational models in an international/global context.

Forte, J.A. (1994). Around the world with social group work: Knowledge and research contributions.  Social Work with Groups, 17 (1/2). 143-162. Around the World with Social Work Article_ Issue 17 (1-2) Pages 143-162_j009v17n01_09                                              Abstract: This article uses a quantitative content analysis to assess the contribution of international group workers toward building a scientific knowledge base for practice. Using AASWG’s bibliography as a sampling frame, 271 articles written between 1978 and 1992 by group workers employed outside the United States were studied.  It was found that 38% were scientific knowledge building articles.  Narrative descriptions of group practice dominated the literature.  Four countries, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and Israel were sites for the bulk of the publications.  Each showed emphases in their group work writings reflective of cultural and social particulars.

 

1 Response to International Group Work Publications and Reports

  1. Dr Mary Wilson University College Cork says:

    Hi Globallers,

    A special student issue of the Journal Groupwork (London: Whiting & Birch) will be published in early 2012. It contains papers from social work students in training who have documented their groupwork experieices while on fieldwork practice placements…. and the results for teaching and learning are great! The students are BSW’s from University College Cork Ireland and MSW’s from the University of Southern Maine in the USA. The work is guest edited by Dr Mary Wilson from UCC and Dr Paul Johnson from USM. A truely collaborative endeavour that captures the essence of global groupwork.

    Mary Wilson

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