Social Work with Groups.
The book is designed to help group workers analyze and think about complex interplay of system levels, structures, processes and content present in any group. The value of this analysis is that workers can make deliberate decisions about when and where to intervene based on analysis, as opposed to common practice, tradition or a variety of other less defensible positions. Another strength of this book is that it is clearly written from a social work perspective, a person in environment perspective is found throughout the book.
Manor considers the problem of the eclectic fragmentation of groupwork and aims to present "an inclusive blueprint" which draws on systems theory and focuses equally on process structure and content in groups. Acknowledging the difficulties in developing a model which fits all, the focus is on the choices open to workers with time-limited groups which concentrate on interpersonal needs and which include increasing awareness of communication in the group and a focus on changing role relationships.