Northeast Ohio, US


Group Work Institute and Academy with Dr. Lawrence Shulman

Date: September 7, 2018

Location: Student Center Ballroom Cleveland State University                 


Registration: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM 

GROUP WORK INSTITUTE: 9:15 AM to 12:00 Noon: “Current Perspectives in Group Work”


  • Understand group processes and dynamics and develop strategic interventions to assist group members in overcoming obstacles to effective work.
  • Understand the concept of the “group-as-a-whole” and have insights into the role of the worker in helping group members develop a “culture for work”.
  • Deal with difficult group members.* Work more effectively with co-leaders.
  • Understanding issues of resistance, denial and the illusion of work and be able to directly address them.

 Lunch: 12:00 PM to 1 PM   

GROUP WORK ACADEMY: 1 PM to 4:30 PM - "Group Work Supervision"

The Dynamics and Skills of Supervision: The Parallel Process and the Interactional Model.


  • To develop clarity about the role of the supervisor as well as the specific skills required to implement this function.
  • To develop skills for working with the formal and informal staff group.
  • To understand the dynamics of the supervision relationship and to be able to deal effectively with "problem" staff.
  • To develop and be able to implement strategies for helping staff, individually and in groups, deal with direct practice issues.
  • To understand and make use of the "parallel process" in supervision.
  • To address staff trauma and secondary trauma resulting from difficult work with clients.
  • To help staff develop an integrated approach to using concepts and strategies drawn from Evidenced-Based Practices.
  • To implement a “mediating role” between staff and the larger system.


  • Fees:  IASWG members free    Students: $ 10   Professionals: $25

For more information on the chapter and its activities, please contact Mamadou Seck at [email protected].