Facilitation and groupwork tasks in self-directed groupwork


  • Jennie Fleming
  • Dave Ward




self directed groupwork, group work, empowerment, service user led process


In this paper we will briefly set out the principles and process of the self-directed groupwork model but our main focus will be on how people are putting the model into practice and changes we have observed in relation to groupwork tasks and facilitation within its application over the past 3 decades. Whilst we have found that self-directed groupwork continues to be practised by a range of professionals it is equally used by self-run groups with no input from a professional worker.


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Fleming, J., & Ward, D. (2013). Facilitation and groupwork tasks in self-directed groupwork. Groupwork, 23(2), 48-66. https://doi.org/10.1921/gpwk.v23i2.764