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Cultivating and empowering members with the knowledge, skills, and resources to practice effective, socially just, and ethical group work in a diverse and global society.

Guiding Principles for Group Work

These principles provide a framework for group work grounded in the rich history of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Group workers can find a contemporary integration of ethical practice, contextual perspectives, and organizational values with the intent to guide group scholars and practitioners across varied disciplines and purposes. 

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Ten Strategies to Intentionally Use Group Work to Transform Hate, Facilitate Courageous Conversations, and Enhance Community Building

Group workers can utilize these methods and resources to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among group members in all types of groups and in various settings.

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Multicultural and Social Justice: Competence Principles for Group Workers

ASGW has endorsed this document with the recognition that issues of multiculturalism and social justice affect group process and dynamics, group and individual outcomes, facilitation, training, and research.

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ASGW Professional Standards for Training Group Workers

The Professional Standards for the Training of Group Workers provides guidance to counselor training programs in the construction of their curricula for graduate programs in counseling (e.g., masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees and other forms of advanced graduate study).

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ASGW Best Practices Guidelines

These Best Practice Guidelines are intended to clarify the application of the ACA Code of Ethics to the field of group work by defining Group Workers’ responsibility and scope of practice involving those activities, strategies and interventions that are consistent and current with effective and appropriate professional ethical and community standards.

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Solution Focused Approach Webinar

Solution Focused Approach Webinar

This webinar provides a brief introduction to the Solution Focused Approach method for school counselors. This method is applicable for students in K-12 grades. Each basic idea will be accompanied by case examples to make the approach easy to grasp. Additionally, participants will learn the 3 basic steps to having a solution focused conversation with…
ASGW Membership Meeting

ASGW Membership Meeting

April 2021 ASGW general membership meeting. Topics include: (A) Experiential mindfulness, (B) General membership information, (C) Group Work Ethics Guidelines, and (D) In Memoriam Remembrance Awards Ceremony
Working Virtually In Groupwork

Working Virtually In Groupwork

In the current pandemic, conducting tele mental health sessions has been the only way that we can ensure our clients’ and own safety. I will admit I never gave it much serious thought, particularly since I work with trauma and couldn’t imagine doing that intense work remotely. However, as needs must, I adapted and found…

ASGW is looking to enhance your group leadership and research skills. Your professional development is valuable and important to us. Take advantage of the webinars and training opportunities available.

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Submit Webinar Presentation Proposal

ASGW values the expertise and creativity of our members and others in the profession. If you are interested in serving as a presenter for one of ASGW’s upcoming webinars or trainings, please complete the webinar proposal form by clicking the link below. Please review the ASGW Webinar Proposal Rubric to gain an understanding of the evaluation process.

ASGW values the expertise and creativity of our members and others in the profession. If you are interested in serving as a presenter for one of ASGW’s upcoming webinars or trainings, please complete the webinar proposal form by clicking the link below. Please review the ASGW Webinar Proposal Rubric to gain an understanding of the evaluation process.

ASGW is looking to enhance your group leadership and research skills. Your professional development is valuable and important to us. Take advantage of the webinars and training opportunities available.

Call for webinar proposals! Take action and become involved by allowing your voice to be heard by completing the form below.

    JSGW: The Journal for Specialists in Group Work

    Kristopher M. Goodrich, Ph.D.

    Editor, Journal for Specialists in Group Work (JSGW)

    kgoodric@unm.edu

    Hello:

    Thank you very much for your interest in the Journal for Specialists in Group Work (JSGW)!

    As the official publication for the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), JSGW is a leading journal in the diverse field of group work.  The journal has an energetic and excited editorial board who is looking forward to receiving your submission, in the hopes of continuing to add critical insights and new ways of knowing in the larger fields of group counseling and group psychotherapy.  Authors published in the journal range from new scholars: those in doctoral programs or newly minted Ph.D’s, all the way to seasoned professionals with a legacy of scholarship.

     The journal aims to be accessible both to academicians, as well as those in practice, to promote both the art and science of group work long into the future.   We have several categories of articles one can submit to, from research and brief reports for scholars, training sections for counselor educators, practice sections for those in practice, as well as commentary and special issue to highlight diverse perceptives from across the population of group workers.

    I hope you enjoy reviewing the journal, and do consider submitted your work for consideration.  You can always reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have.  I look forward to speaking with you!


    As the official publication of the Association for Specialists in Group Work, The Journal for Specialists in Group Work is an indispensable resource for both practitioners and educators working with groups in clinical, organizational, educational and community settings.

    The Journal for Specialists in Group Work is directed toward group work practitioners with a focus on group work theory, interventions, training, current issues, and research. The group process is a powerful method for development and change in the individual, the organization, and the community.

    The Journal for Specialists in Group Work expands our understanding of this dynamic field. In each issue of the journal you’ll find peer-reviewed articles that:

    • promote the practice of group work
    • cover the continuum of types of group work – from task to therapy groups
    • emphasize the processes that make groups effective
    • integrate theory and practice
    • provide specific information about how to lead groups and train group leaders.

    Peer Review Policy: All articles in this journal have undergone editorial screening and double-blind peer review by three anonymous reviewers.

    Visit the journal’s webpages on Taylor & Francis Online for the most up-to-date Instructions for AuthorsEditorial Board info is also available there. Members have full access to the journal.

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