Week 14 is getting close to the end of the semester. We will start class with a painting activity that I find can be useful in facilitating groups. The readings for this week include Córdova et al. (2017) write about substance abuse prevention groups. Next, I will present a TED talk Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari, and we will spend some time talking about the concept of addiction. Saunders (2017) is another of the week’s readings, and he talks about partner abuse groups. We will spend time in class practicing assertiveness skills and groups. Finally, we will go through an activity that I picked up while living on Campus at Eastern Washington University and as a part of the residential hall association.
Campbell, R. (2017). Chapter 18 - Groups for older adults. In C. D. Garvin, L. M. Gutierrez, & M. J. Galinsky Handbook of Social Work with Groups (pp. 306-330). The Guilford Press.
Córdova, D., Alers-Rojas, F., Perron, B., Salas-Wright, C. P., & Vaughn, M. G. (2017). Chapter 17 - Group-based approaches to preventing adolescent substance abuse: The state of social work science. In C. D. Garvin, L. M. Gutierrez, & M. J. Galinsky Handbook of Social Work with Groups (pp. 287-305). The Guilford Press.
Saunders, D. G. (2017). Chapter 20 - Group interventions for partner abuse. In C. D. Garvin, L. M. Gutierrez, & M. J. Galinsky Handbook of Social Work with Groups (pp. 344-359). The Guilford Press.
TED. (2015). Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong, Johann Hari [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/PY9DcIMGxMs