Group work camp memories: Group power


  • Herman F Curiel University of Oklahoma



Abstract: Article describes how organizational history and early contact with two AASWG founders influenced author’s attendance at first 2009 group camp in USA. The collective camp experience is described in the context of Tuckman’s group development stages.

Keywords:, Group Work Camp; stages of group development; groupwork history

Author Biography

Herman F Curiel, University of Oklahoma

Professor Emeritus, Anne & Henry Zarrow, School of Social Work


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How to Cite

Curiel, H. F. (2017). Group work camp memories: Group power. Groupwork, 26(3), 113-120.



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