You And Others: Reflective Practice For Group Effectiveness In Human Services

Paperback | January 2, 2007

byLinda Mckinlay, Heather Ross

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Self-reflection is currently considered one of the most important tools in the human service professions, as well as one of the most difficult skills to learn. You and Others: Reflective Practice for Group Effectiveness in Human Services ,  is a unique Canadian text that applies a self-reflection approach to the study and practice of group work, providing practical ways for students to engage in self-reflection and self-assessment. The text includes case studies specific to the social services sector in Canada and interactive classroom exercises. It covers the important theories in human services studies and links them to practice in an applied and interactive format.

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Self-reflection is currently considered one of the most important tools in the human service professions, as well as one of the most difficult skills to learn. You and Others: Reflective Practice for Group Effectiveness in Human Services ,  is a unique Canadian text that applies a self-reflection approach to the study and practice of...

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In the work of human service, reflective practice is the foundation for ongoing professional judgment and must be taught, supported and practised.   This text is designed to help students link group theory to group practice through the use of real-life examples in human service. The focus on reflection as a conduit for growing s...

Linda McKinlay has been the Chair of the Early Childhood Education Department at Okanagan University College since 1991. She has an extensive background as an instructor, trainer and facilitator in the skills of interpersonal relationship building and effective group participation. Linda is also a longstanding member of a number of ta...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.75 × 8.25 × 0.5 inPublished:January 2, 2007Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205465145

ISBN - 13:9780205465149

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1         Reflecting on You
Chapter 2         Group Dimensions
Chapter 3         Group Development
Chapter 4         Leadership and Group Roles
Chapter 5         Power in Groups
Chapter 6         Decision Making from a Shared Understanding
Chapter 7         You and Others

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The authors are "in-synch" with contemporary educational attempts to prepare students for professional practice in a diverse Canadian society. Examining oneself in this context is essential for delivering human services in the multicultural spectrum we now live in.  The tone is upbeat. The content I think will get the student to where an instructor wants to take them...a look at self in group practice.   Robert Basso, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University   In our school we stress self-awareness so I like how that issue is addressed. [The end-of-chapter summaries and glossaries] are a great help to students.   Carole E. Harlow, School of Social Work and Human Services, University College of the Fraser Valley   The idea of a workbook is good and would be most helpful to our students. Boxed features and questions are good. [The writing style and level] seemed clear and concise; good for beginning professionals. I really felt the first chapter offered a much needed discussion about reflection.   Laura E. Taylor, School of Social Work, University of Windsor   The key terms and definitions were my favourite part as far as clarity and preciseness. The level is suitable for my students. The clarity on the subject matter is excellent.   Instructor, Human Services Department, Mohawk College    The text itself is a fabulous resource for faculty/trainers/facilitators. The Canadian content was great and very much appreciated. The writing style is good. It is a fabulous resource with some new and neat twists and turns on some traditional concepts. It would be a great book for a full year course so you could get into the depth of the theory presented.   Instructor, School of Health and Community Services, Confederation College