IntroductionWeek13Mezzo Practice

IntroductionWeek13Mezzo Practice - MEZZOSOCIALWORK PRACTICE

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MEZZO SOCIAL WORK  PRACTICE THE GROUP IS THE CLIENT Method of working with people in groups of two or  more for the enhancement of social functioning for  achievement of socially desirable goals Based on knowledge of people’s need for each  other and interdependence Aimed at meeting socioemotional needs and  accomplishing tasks Decreases roadblocks to social interaction Goal-directed activity—planned, orderly acts carried  out in context of social work practice
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MODELS OF GROUP WORK Social goals Based on common interests and goals Problem-focused Examples:  settlement houses, church groups and  community development Remedial Clinical, worker facilitated Goal—interaction between group members toward  change Based on group supporting one another Examples:  therapy groups
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Models continued Reciprocal Mutual aid/self-help Worker mediates and enables No goals related to treatment or political or social 
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course SWRK 100 taught by Professor Shannoncooper-sadlo during the Spring '10 term at Saint Louis.

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IntroductionWeek13Mezzo Practice - MEZZOSOCIALWORK PRACTICE

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