I am writing with respect to a call for submissions to a book in the ASGW series, Group Work Experts Share their Favorite Activities for Supervision. The original submission due date was December 15th, but it has recently been extended until January 31st.
I thought that you and your staff might consider sending a contribution (or two) for the text related to all the great group work supervision you are doing! Feel free to forward this call to colleagues, practitioners, students and professional listservs.
Please see the call below:
Directions on how to contribute your favorite group supervisory activity to the Association for Specialists in Group Work latest book:
Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities for Supervision
edited by Melissa Luke & Kristopher M. Goodrich
(1) Describe your Activity using the headers listed below.
(2) Save your word or pdf file with your last name, ASGW Group Sup Book, date.
(3) Email to the Editorial Assistant, Gene Crofts, MS at ASGWsupervision@gmail.com no later than January 31, 2015.
(4) Activities will be edited and returned to authors for requested revisions later in the spring.
(6) Expected publication date is early 2016.
Group Supervisory Activity Description
It is expected that proposals will be in the 2-4 page range and contain the following:
Name of Group Supervisory Activity: (An engaging, descriptive title is preferred.)
Authors: (List name and degree for each author.)
Group Supervisory Activity Focus: (Please select one.)
______ Facilitating Group Development/ Process in Group Supervision of Groups
______ Applying Model Based Interventions in Group Supervision of Groups
______ Teaching Theory Based Interventions in Group Supervision of Groups
______ Integrating Expressive Arts in Group Supervision of Groups
______ Facilitating Multicultural and Social Justice Awareness in Group
Supervision of Groups
______ Supporting Process in Group Supervision of Task and Psycho-educational Groups
______ Addressing Setting and Population Specific Issues in Group Supervision of Groups
______ Developing Skills and the Co-Leader Relationship in Group Supervision of Group Leaders
Goals: (Be specific in terms of knowledge, behaviors or skills, thoughts, and feelings.)
Estimated Time Length: (What is the length of the group? How long does the group meeting each session?; What is the session number duration of the group?)
Materials: (What materials might the group leader require? Does the group require paper and pencils for members, art supplies, posters or poster boards, etc.?)
Introduction: (Provide a brief overview of the concept of the group supervision activity, can include an anticipatory set or just a few sentences to start things off.)
Special Directions: (What specific instructions are needed for group leaders before beginning the group? Does the group leader need to conduct any special research prior to leading this group? Are specific group screening procedures required? What is specifically required for members?)
Activity Steps: (Explain step by step in sequential fashion, each specific step that is necessary for the group supervisor to facilitate the group supervision activity.)
Processing Questions: (What specific questions or prompts are necessary for group leaders?)
Cautions: (What specific cautions or concerns need to be attended to by group leaders as they facilitate this specific type of group? Are specific screenings necessary for group members as the group progresses? Does the group leader need to be attentive to specific potential issues within this specific type of group?)
Adaptations: (What different ways can this activity can be adapted to different settings, used for other purposes or with different populations of group members?)
Credits/References: (Include as appropriate.)
Three questions for potential continuing education credit: (These can be multiple choice or true/false.)
About the Author: (Begin with name and degree, and also include current employment, location, and context for group work and group supervision. Also include email address.)