Using the research process to develop group services for older persons with a hearing disability

Timothy B. Kelly, Debbie Tolson, Tracy Day Smith, Gillian McColgan

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    Each paper in this collection draws attention to the core of common values that should undergird education, practice, and research or by highlighting the rich variations that make group work so powerful and artistic a helping medium. Basic precepts and values that drive group work regardless of membership or setting are highlighted throughout the collection. The danger of increasing manualization and sound-byte process is noted, and appeals are made for stronger efforts to stem the tide. Examples of effective practice and diversity of application are offered, along with reflections on some of the challenges to practice in a techno world. Models of successful collaboration including cross-cultural exchanges are presented; and dynamics of membership and leadership are studied for their capacity to contribute to success on both micro and macro stages. This book will be of interest to everyone who works with groups from the clinical to the community setting and from the small-circle focus to the global stage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOrchestrating the power of groups: beginnings, middles, and endings (overture, movements, and finales)
    EditorsDominique Moyse Steinberg
    PublisherWhiting & Birch
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9781861771278
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameAASWG Proceedings
    PublisherWhiting & Birch


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