IASWG - International Association for Social Work with Groups

IASWG - International Association for Social Work with Groups

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This is a great way for potential students interested in learning more about earning a masters or doctorate in the field of Social Work to meet with admissions representatives from nearly 60 colleges and universities from across the nation - all from the comfort of their computer!
It isn’t too late to register, so please feel free to share and repost!

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Since 1979, IASWG has been working to promote excellence in group work practice, education, field instruction, research, and publication both locally and internationally

Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, Inc. an International Professional Organization (IASWG), is the premier international association for social workers and allied helping professionals engaged in group work. The purpose of this non-profit, member-driven organization is to promote excellence in group work practice, education, field instruction, research

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Inside the unlicensed counseling that led Boston students to allege emotional abuse - The Boston Globe 06/18/2021

Inside the unlicensed counseling that led Boston students to allege emotional abuse - The Boston Globe

"Group therapy" gone bad, really bad.

Inside the unlicensed counseling that led Boston students to allege emotional abuse - The Boston Globe An independent investigator wrote in a report released this week that students described the “Re-Evaluation Counseling” sessions as “weird, uncomfortable, and cult-like." But the report barely scratched the surface of students’ experiences.

06/12/2021

We’ve made it to the last, though definitely not least, session of the 2021 IASWG Symposium. Bravo Charles Garvin and Robert Ortega! Next up? Our special closing event!

We’ve made it to the last, though definitely not least, session of the 2021 IASWG Symposium. Bravo Charles Garvin and Robert Ortega! Next up? Our special closing event!

06/12/2021

We’re starting the last day of the 2021 symposium with special Stretch & Sing, brought to us by our beloved South African, Lithuanian, and New Zealand members! Check it out! Enjoy the last day!

06/09/2021

Are you listening in to the Sumner Gill Memorial Plenary, “Creating Safe Spaces to Address Racism and Acknowledge Differences: A Social Group Work Approach”?!? It is such a powerful international panel!

06/09/2021

Each year the International Association for Social Work with Groups honors a member who has made significant contributions to our organization. This morning during the opening session the 2021 IASWG Honoree, Dr. Greg Tully, was announced. Below are Barb Muskat's remarks about Greg's enduring legacy. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tully!

"I am thrilled to announce this year’s IASWG honoree, Dr. Greg Tully. As most of you know, Greg was the President of IASWG from June 2012-November 2018. Indeed, he has made many significant contributions to IASWG and is a most deserving recipient of this honor.

Greg’s first experience with IASWG was as a presenter at the 2000 Symposium in Toronto. He then joined the board in 2004, as the representative from the Florida chapter. This led to his becoming the Chapters’ Liaison, Chair of the Membership Committee, Co-Chair of the 29th Annual Symposium in Jersey City, and then Vice President, President and now, Immediate Past President. Greg has continued his IASWG Board service as a current member of the Symposium and Nominations & Elections committees, as well as plays an integral role in the subcommittee currently developing IASWG Standard for Online Group Work.

Greg was well steeped in group work before joining IASWG. He completed his graduate degree in Social Work at Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work, where he studied with George Getzel, Roselle Kurland and Robert Salmon. His PhD was completed at New York University School of Social Work, where he established a wonderful symposium partnership for IASWG. He taught at Barry University School of Social Work, another hub of group work expertise. Currently, Greg is a Professor at West Chester University, where he teaches courses in social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities and social welfare policy. He also continues to teach at New York University. He has brought many of his students to IASWG symposia, as both volunteers and presenters.

Greg is the co-editor of Symposium Proceedings in 2012, 2019 and 2020. He also co-edited Passion for Group Work: An International Conversation. He has authored many articles and is on the editorial board of a number of journals.

Greg has been a frequent conference presenter and has been a passionate representative for IASWG at the annual meetings of the Council for Social Work Education. Greg has also travelled the globe making presentations for many IASWG chapters. He has also taught training courses for executives and managers of major world-wide corporations.

What stands out for many of us who know Greg are his deep commitment to IASWG, his heartfelt mentorship skills, his ability to welcome and orient others to the organization, his embracing the international growth of IASWG and his positive acceptance of everyone he meets. Congratulations Greg on this well-earned honor."

Barb Muskat
President, IASWG

Each year the International Association for Social Work with Groups honors a member who has made significant contributions to our organization. This morning during the opening session the 2021 IASWG Honoree, Dr. Greg Tully, was announced. Below are Barb Muskat's remarks about Greg's enduring legacy. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tully!

"I am thrilled to announce this year’s IASWG honoree, Dr. Greg Tully. As most of you know, Greg was the President of IASWG from June 2012-November 2018. Indeed, he has made many significant contributions to IASWG and is a most deserving recipient of this honor.

Greg’s first experience with IASWG was as a presenter at the 2000 Symposium in Toronto. He then joined the board in 2004, as the representative from the Florida chapter. This led to his becoming the Chapters’ Liaison, Chair of the Membership Committee, Co-Chair of the 29th Annual Symposium in Jersey City, and then Vice President, President and now, Immediate Past President. Greg has continued his IASWG Board service as a current member of the Symposium and Nominations & Elections committees, as well as plays an integral role in the subcommittee currently developing IASWG Standard for Online Group Work.

Greg was well steeped in group work before joining IASWG. He completed his graduate degree in Social Work at Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work, where he studied with George Getzel, Roselle Kurland and Robert Salmon. His PhD was completed at New York University School of Social Work, where he established a wonderful symposium partnership for IASWG. He taught at Barry University School of Social Work, another hub of group work expertise. Currently, Greg is a Professor at West Chester University, where he teaches courses in social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities and social welfare policy. He also continues to teach at New York University. He has brought many of his students to IASWG symposia, as both volunteers and presenters.

Greg is the co-editor of Symposium Proceedings in 2012, 2019 and 2020. He also co-edited Passion for Group Work: An International Conversation. He has authored many articles and is on the editorial board of a number of journals.

Greg has been a frequent conference presenter and has been a passionate representative for IASWG at the annual meetings of the Council for Social Work Education. Greg has also travelled the globe making presentations for many IASWG chapters. He has also taught training courses for executives and managers of major world-wide corporations.

What stands out for many of us who know Greg are his deep commitment to IASWG, his heartfelt mentorship skills, his ability to welcome and orient others to the organization, his embracing the international growth of IASWG and his positive acceptance of everyone he meets. Congratulations Greg on this well-earned honor."

Barb Muskat
President, IASWG

06/09/2021

The 2021 Virtual IASWG Symposium is underway! Thank you to attendees who joined us for our welcome and opening event just a bit ago. We trust you will enjoy all of the educational sessions, plenaries, posters, and social times planned over the next four days! If you have photos or comments, please share them below!

The 2021 Virtual IASWG Symposium is underway! Thank you to attendees who joined us for our welcome and opening event just a bit ago. We trust you will enjoy all of the educational sessions, plenaries, posters, and social times planned over the next four days! If you have photos or comments, please share them below!

06/07/2021

Icebreakers are often the first activity when a group comes together. Today, as we come together for the 2021 Virtual IASWG Symposium’s first PreSymposium Institute, it is timely to have Jen Carpenter Clements presenting on “More than Ice Breakers: How to use activities in group work to enhance mutual aid”.

Look forward to “seeing” everyone this week!

If you haven’t registered, there is still time to do so! www.iaswg.org/2021rates

Icebreakers are often the first activity when a group comes together. Today, as we come together for the 2021 Virtual IASWG Symposium’s first PreSymposium Institute, it is timely to have Jen Carpenter Clements presenting on “More than Ice Breakers: How to use activities in group work to enhance mutual aid”.

Look forward to “seeing” everyone this week!

If you haven’t registered, there is still time to do so! www.iaswg.org/2021rates

06/03/2021

Time is running out to register for the IASWG 2021 Virtual Symposium! You did not want to miss out on this powerful, accessible event!

We invite all group work practitioners, educators, researchers and friends of group work to attend the IASWG Symposium, Group Work in a Changing World: The Power of Connection, Wednesday, June 9th to Saturday, June 12th, 2021.

You can attend this event from your home or office, with no costs beyond a very affordable registration fee!

This year there will be a robust agenda of presentations, workshops, and interactive sessions related to group work in our ever-changing world. We are offering our Symposium sessions over a four-day span in order to allow greater accessibility across the globe. Our event includes three inspirational plenaries, six interactive invitational sessions and a wide variety of workshops presented by colleagues from across the world.

Register at reduced and graduated rates by country to enjoy many scholarly presentations addressing group work practice, teaching, and research related to a variety of practice settings and populations given by social group work experts from around the world. For more information, click here or visit: www.iaswg.org.

We hope you will make it a priority to join us next week, to share, learn, support and enjoy our time together. I look forward to seeing you then.

Barbara Muskat, PhD, RSW
President, IASWG

Time is running out to register for the IASWG 2021 Virtual Symposium! You did not want to miss out on this powerful, accessible event!

We invite all group work practitioners, educators, researchers and friends of group work to attend the IASWG Symposium, Group Work in a Changing World: The Power of Connection, Wednesday, June 9th to Saturday, June 12th, 2021.

You can attend this event from your home or office, with no costs beyond a very affordable registration fee!

This year there will be a robust agenda of presentations, workshops, and interactive sessions related to group work in our ever-changing world. We are offering our Symposium sessions over a four-day span in order to allow greater accessibility across the globe. Our event includes three inspirational plenaries, six interactive invitational sessions and a wide variety of workshops presented by colleagues from across the world.

Register at reduced and graduated rates by country to enjoy many scholarly presentations addressing group work practice, teaching, and research related to a variety of practice settings and populations given by social group work experts from around the world. For more information, click here or visit: www.iaswg.org.

We hope you will make it a priority to join us next week, to share, learn, support and enjoy our time together. I look forward to seeing you then.

Barbara Muskat, PhD, RSW
President, IASWG

Rates2021 05/19/2021

Rates2021

The 2021 Virtual IASWG Symposium is only three weeks away! Register today! Rates for the entire four day event are $150 or less! Earn up to 28 CEUs without leaving your couch! https://www.iaswg.org/2021rates

Rates2021 Registration rates include access to live presentations and records from Wednesday, June 9 through Saturday, June 12, 2021. There is an additional fee to attend Pre-Symposium Institutes held on Monday, June 7th and Tuesday, June 8th.

Submit to Social Work With Groups 05/18/2021

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Social Work with Groups, Special Issue

Origins of Social Group Work: Local Stories from Around the World

Guest Editor: Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella

The journal is seeking papers that explore the origins of social group work in local communities, regions, agencies, and universities around the world. We are interested in case studies –
including those drawn from personal narratives, oral history interviews, and personal documents research – that recall the introduction of group work in such places and times as North America during the Great Depression of the 1930s; Germany and formerly Nazi-occupied countries during the 1950s and 1960s; post-Soviet Eastern Europe in the 1990s and beyond; post-Colonial African, South Asian, and indigenous nations; migrant communities; and communities responding to war, violence, disaster, poverty, health crises, or issues of social justice.

Goals of the special issue are to document the experiences and accomplishments of local group workers; to examine group work practice in different historical, cultural, and geopolitical contexts; to consider the historical relationships between group work education and practice; and to draw implications for the future development of social work with groups.

Manuscripts should blend theory and practice with vivid stories that bring history to life. For example, case studies might recall the struggles and challenges of a founding group worker; give examples of community resistance and support for a new group work program; describe the social and community needs that were addressed by group work; explore cultural values, traditions, and expectations as expressed in the group process; and consider implications for the future social work with groups.

Submissions should be between 15 and 20 double-spaced pages inclusive of references, tables and illustrations; with 12-point font and one-inch margins all around. Word Documents are preferred. Submissions must conform to Social Work with Groups Instructions for Authors that appear in the Journal or on the Taylor and Francis website: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=wswg20

However, do not submit your manuscript through ScholarOne.

Only submit to the guest editor as indicated below. Please email manuscripts and questions about potential manuscripts with the subject line, “Special Issue” to the guest editor, Lorrie Gardella at: [email protected] and a copy to [email protected]

Manuscripts must be received by Lorrie Gardella by April 15, 2022; again, no subissions through the ScholarOne system.

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05/03/2021

Register today! www.iaswg.org

04/29/2021

EXCERPT:

“Why should social workers who work with groups be interested in reading Isabel Wilkerson’s latest book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents? The National Association of Social Workers states that discrimination directed against any group is damaging to the well-being of the affected group and of society as a whole and that it is committed to social justice for all. But how do we, as group workers, address this in real time?

“It has become abundantly clear that in social work there is an expectation of cultural literacy that calls upon practitioners to acknowledge, recognize and confront all forms of racism, including racial disparities, within all of the institutions that are relevant to social work. To the degree that, to help meet this expectation, there is scholarship, curricula, continuing education opportunities and more, reading Caste should be added to the list.

“Wilkerson presents a new lens through which to consider issues that are typically framed in the context of racism and offers new insights to deepen one’s understanding about what divides us into the hidden hierarchies she elucidates.”

Read the full review of Caste, by Social Work with Groups Editor-in-Chief Andrew Malekoff:

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/X2BEGBTSJR8NPZHACDGV/full?target=10.1080/01609513.2021.1916270

EXCERPT:

“Why should social workers who work with groups be interested in reading Isabel Wilkerson’s latest book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents? The National Association of Social Workers states that discrimination directed against any group is damaging to the well-being of the affected group and of society as a whole and that it is committed to social justice for all. But how do we, as group workers, address this in real time?

“It has become abundantly clear that in social work there is an expectation of cultural literacy that calls upon practitioners to acknowledge, recognize and confront all forms of racism, including racial disparities, within all of the institutions that are relevant to social work. To the degree that, to help meet this expectation, there is scholarship, curricula, continuing education opportunities and more, reading Caste should be added to the list.

“Wilkerson presents a new lens through which to consider issues that are typically framed in the context of racism and offers new insights to deepen one’s understanding about what divides us into the hidden hierarchies she elucidates.”

Read the full review of Caste, by Social Work with Groups Editor-in-Chief Andrew Malekoff:

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/X2BEGBTSJR8NPZHACDGV/full?target=10.1080/01609513.2021.1916270

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