Resources

Resources

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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ASGW Podcast Channel

This masterclass podcast series is a product of the Association for Specialists in Group Work produced by Dr. Marty Jencius.

Available on:
Anchor
Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Google Podcasts

Also on Breaker, Castbox, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, and Overcast

Episodes:

April 26, 2022

Dr. Lorraine Guth speaks with Dr. Ed Jacobs about his significant group work practice and publications that are focused on using creative group approaches that make an impact. He shares his journey as a group worker over the past 50 years that includes developing Impact Therapy, authoring six textbooks, utilizing innovative teaching techniques, and engaging in ASGW initiatives.

March 16, 2022

Dr. Lorraine Guth speaks with Dr. A. Michael Hutchins about his groundbreaking group work practice, social justice advocacy, and process observation skills. He also shares rich historical information about the time ASGW was founded and his life journey of being an innovative group worker.

February 2, 2022

Dr. Lorraine Guth speaks with Dr. Melissa Luke about her innovative group work practice including creating/implementing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility workshops. She also shares impactful group work service, research, and school counseling experiences that have contributed to the counseling profession.

January 6, 2022

As part of the podcast Masterclass series, Dr. Lorraine Guth speaks with Dr. Sheri Bauman about her life work, group research project during COVID, and groundbreaking videos on group work with children and adolescents.

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.

Currently, we are not accepting webinar proposals but hope to offer this training opportunity in the future.

Upcoming Webinars:

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How to Claim CEUs

There are NBCC-approved clock hours available for ASGW webinar and training participants, whether participants view it live or recorded.

Participants who attend the entire webinar or training will receive an email link that will grant you access to an evaluation survey. In order to obtain CEUs the evaluation for the webinar and/or training must be completed. The provided link will be active for 30 days.  If you watch the recorded webinar or training, you may complete the quiz with a passing score (80%).

After completing the evaluation survey or quiz, a certificate will be automatically generated and available to your ASGW membership profile. You may access your membership profile with your username and password. [link that here]

If you are not a member of ASGW, you will receive your certificate via email.

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.

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