Fundamentals of Group Process Observation (Paperback)

Fundamentals of Group Process Observation By Devika Dibya Choudhuri (Editor), Christopher J. McCarthy (Editor) Cover Image

Fundamentals of Group Process Observation (Paperback)

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This edited collection covers the role of the process observer - a position that enhances the effectiveness of group functioning by observing the process, summarizing the behavior of the group so that the group can learn and, if needed, improve its functioning.

There is little guidance on best practices for this role, and in most settings, process observers are forced to rely on whatever previous training they have received in group work to fulfil their role. The first of its kind, this book offers a wealth of resources for the role of group process observer organized in a systematic way. Each contributor focuses on a specific aspect of group process observation, identifying what is currently known on the topic, suggesting best practices, and providing the reader with tools, structures, and guidelines for effective process observation.

Students and educators of group-work courses will find this book integral as it covers the existing gap in literature on group-process observation.

Devika Dibya Choudhuri has served as President of the Association for Specialists in Group Work and as a process observer. Her research interests include group work for diversity, equity, and inclusion, trauma-informed counselor pedagogy, ethics and supervision.Christopher J. McCarthy is a past editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work and a past president of the Association for Specialists in Group Work, as well as an ASGW Fellow. His research interests include group interventions stress and coping in educational contexts, and career development.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032251806
ISBN-10: 1032251808
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 6th, 2023
Pages: 188
Language: English