USING CONTRACTS IN GROUPWORK

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  • Michael Preston-Shoot University of Manchester

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https://doi.org/10.1921/gpwk.v2i1.1386

Abstract

Although regularly mentioned in the groupwork literature, contracts, as a working concept, have rarely been elaborated or explored. Yet, as research into the effectiveness of social work demonstrates, contracts form part of an identifiable, successful approach to work, which has user involvement as a central theme. This paper outlines the basics of this approach and then examines the special features of group- work as they affect the process of using contracts. The paper concludes with suggestions regarding the framework and content for working agreements with service users which are seen as morally binding on the participants.

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Author Biography

Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Manchester

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

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Published

2020-09-13

How to Cite

Preston-Shoot, M. (2020). USING CONTRACTS IN GROUPWORK. Groupwork, 2(1), 36-47. https://doi.org/10.1921/gpwk.v2i1.1386

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