Andrew Malekoff, MSW, LCSW, CASAC, is Executive Director and CEO of the North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center in Roslyn Heights, New York, where he has worked since 1977. Mr. Malekoff is Editor in Chief of Social Work with Groups: A Journal of Community and Clinical Practice, has taught as an adjunct professor at the Adelphi and New York University Schools of Social Work, and serves as a board member for the International Association for Social Work with Groups. He was named Social Work Community Practitioner of the Year by the New York State Social Work Education Association. Widely published, Mr. Malekoff has presented his work and facilitated workshops across the United States and Canada.
I. The Adolescent in Context 1. Adolescent Development, Risk, and Opportunity 2. Essentials for Group Work with Adolescents: Staying in the Mess II. Guidelines for Group Building 3. Strengths-Based Group Work with Adolescents 4. Planning in Group Work: Where We Begin 5. Good Beginnings in Group Work: Socializing Adolescents into the Group Culture 6. What’s Going On in There?: Forming Alliances with Parents Whose Adolescent Children Join Groups 7. School-Based Group Work with Adolescents: A View from the Inside Out 8. Problem Solving in Group Work 9. The Purposeful Use of Activities in Group Work: Innovative, Expressive, and Mindful Approaches 10. The Ending Transition in Group Work III. Contemporary and Age-Old Themes in Group Work: Guidelines, Applications, and Practice Illustrations 11. Addressing Racial and Ethnic Diversity through Group Work 12. Violence and Youth: Dimensions and Interventions in Group Work 13. Group Work in the Aftermath of Traumatic Events 14. Adolescent Sexuality and Group Work 15. Group Work as a Counterforce to Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse IV. Special Challenges for Group Workers 16. The Struggle to Fit In 17. On Becoming a Reflective Group Worker