Group Work with Overwhelmed Clients: How the Power of Groups Can Help People Transform Their Lives

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Respected experts June Gary Hopps and Elaine Pinderhughes have long advocated the efficiency and power of group therapy; now Group Work with Overwhelmed Clients shows effective groups in action, and it discusses at length the techniques that make them work. This handbook will aid social service agency administrators, clinicians, and paraprofessionals as they explore group therapy for poor and oppressed populations in order to deal with addiction, gang membership, and the stresses of disease or recent immigration, as well as to improve job preparation, parenting, and sex education. It offers case-specific vignettes, new insights on leader issues, and practical application in the form of hands-on guides, as well as step-by-step instructions for organizing groups, targeting and screening members, establishing goals, and managing group dynamics.