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  • Hey everybody. Welcome to Social Work 577. This is social work with groups, and I'm Dana

  • Grossman Leeman.

  • When I was sitting where you are now facing the prospect of entering into a group work

  • course, I remember feeling extremely resistant, a little bit angry that I had to take it,

  • but mostly, I was pretty terrified. It was a requirement for me as it is for you. And

  • all I kept thinking was, that groups we're probably going to be a place where I would

  • feel most incompetent, most vulnerable, I'd never know what to say. And I was also afraid

  • that the group members would really not like me, and they would sense how unprepared I

  • was to actually help them.

  • So for the next 14 weeks, I'm going to guide you through an introduction to social work

  • with groups, so that when you come out the other end of this course, if you had any of

  • the same concerns that I just expressed that I had as a student, you're going to hopefully

  • feel a whole lot better.

  • What I'm going to teach you over the next 14 weeks is that groups aren't mysterious,

  • they're not rocket science. What we're really there to do is to help people connect with

  • each other, to form relationships that are meaningful. Maybe to work on relationships

  • so that the ones in their lives outside of the group improve a bit, or they learn how

  • to make better choices in the ways in which they choose friends, or relate to people.

  • That's kind of a groups about.

  • Group is about helping people connect with other people. Once you understand that and

  • some skills, it takes some of the guesswork and some of the terror out of group work.

  • My hope is that by the end of this course, if you don't fall in love with the group work

  • the way that I did through study and experience, you'll at least form an appreciation for it.

  • You won't be too anxious or to resistant when you're told by a supervisor, I'm going to

  • have you facilitative a group starting in two weeks.

  • You might actually be excited. And you might be in a place where you can think, I'm going

  • to be open to what this is about, and what this can teach me about myself, and about

  • life, and about being someone who helps people for a living.

Hey everybody. Welcome to Social Work 577. This is social work with groups, and I'm Dana

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