Welcome to IASWG
The International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG), Inc. is the premier international association for social workers and allied helping professionals engaged in group work. The purpose of this non-profit, member-driven organization is to promote excellence in group work practice, education, field instruction, research and publication. The goals of this Association are realized through a program of action and advocacy at both the local and international levels. Members include group workers from Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Namibia, Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad-Tobago, and U.S.
The Time for Group Work
The climate is changing. In many parts of the world, respect for people who are different from ourselves has diminished and communities feel fractured. Dialogue is too often replaced by bombings and vitriol; hate-filled populism blasts reasoned, respectful understanding.
The Benefits of Membership
The purpose of this non-profit, member-driven organization is to promote excellence in group work practice, education, field instruction, research and publication. The thousands of members that have joined with us over the years have both benefited by and enriched our association. We hope you join us too.
Current Organizational Members:
These organizations currently support the mission of IASWG and group work. We thank them for their support.
Organizational Members receive the many benefits, including acknowledgement in our annual Symposium Program; discounts on Symposium Program ads; and discounts for faculty/staff for the IASWG Symposium.
Register now for the 2017 IASWG NYC Symposium.
Coming in July! Group Work Camp in Wisconsin, USA.
The North Carolina, USA held its spring 2017 symposium, titled “Mindfulness Across the Life Span” on the campus of N.C. State University on March 4. Read more here.
Call for Papers: Groupwork invites you to submit papers that critically address the use of groupwork in all aspects of working with people who have experirenced political oppression. To learn moreGroupwork with people who have experienced political oppression, learn more here. Deadline January 1, 2018.
2017 Groupwork Student Essay Competition - Whiting and Birch are happy to announce the third Groupwork Essay Prize of $100.00. Student groupworkers are invited to submit an essay or paper on any aspect of their practice of groupwork. Any student on a first degree or masters program, or those who have graduated in 2016, may submit an essay or paper (maximum 5,000 words) for the prize.
Free Access to newest Groupwork article! Click here to read, "From lessons to sessions: How does second language teaching experience translate to psychoeducational group facilitation?," by current IASWG members.
Dr. Olga Molina, LCSW
IASWG Board Member
Associate Professor at University of Central Florida, School of Social Work
Group work with Pulse survivors inspires UCF professor’s new research in NSM TODAY
After assisting Pulse survivors in a Spanish-mutual aid group, a UCF Social Work professor is now conducting a qualitative study on the factors that influenced the Orlando community’s resiliency following the Pulse nightclub shooting. Associate Professor Olga Molina, along with UCF School of Social Work Director Bonnie Yegidis, will be interviewing social service providers to obtain their perspective on the community’s response to the shooting. In July, Molina and Yegidis will be presenting their findings in Zagreb, Croatia. Molina, who is of Cuban heritage, said she felt directly impacted by the shooting, as most of the survivors and the victims were Latino. “It hit my community,” said Molina. “It also hit the LGBT community, which is a very vulnerable community within the Latino community, and so, I felt that I needed to get involved in helping in whatever way I can.”
To read more, click here.