The mission of the Institute is to promote knowledge, skills, and values in facilitating multi-purpose social work with groups and to strengthen and sustain the presence of group work in the School of Social Work. To fulfill its mission, members of the Institute engage in research, presentations, and consultation regarding social group work.
1. To increase the knowledge base and competency about group work.
a. To offer continuing education for professional development about group work
or practitioners and organizations.
b. To offer consultation about group work.
2. To promote the use of groups to serve the needs of individuals, organizations and
a. To provide training related to group formation and implementation at all stages:
pre-group planning, beginning, middle and end.
b. To support supervisors and practitioners who are facilitating groups.
3. To collaborate with campus and community organizations and practitioners.
a. To co-sponsor educational programs with the Minnesota Chapter of The Association
for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups.
b. To seek partnerships around the development of group work.
c. To engage in interdisciplinary work and offer educational opportunities
within the universities.
Committee members: Kathy Caron, Mike Chovenac, Carol Kuechler, Stacy Husebo,
Sandy Parnell (Co-Director), Shelly Rottenberg (Co-Director), Carey Winkler
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