Group Intent and Group Structure: Essential Criteria for Group Work Practice

By Emanuel Tropp

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1965

While the discipline of social work overall has enthusiastically adopted the possibilities of the group method, the sub-discipline of "group work practice" has yet to determine what aspects of its theory are unique and which are integral to the larger field. Because of this lack of clarity, social group work has recently declined in use. Group work, however, is the most important tool that social work has to fulfill two of the three basic functions of social work: provision and prevention. This important tool could be lost unless social group work better defines itself.

Topic: Organizational Development, Sociology, Social Work

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 41/No. 3

Page Number(s): 229-250

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Tropp, Emanuel. Group Intent and Group Structure: Essential Criteria for Group Work Practice. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1965: 229-250. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4912


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