Formerly the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG), the International Association for Social Work with Groups is the premier international association for social workers and allied helping professionals engaged in group work. IASWG seeks to promote excellence in group work practice, education, field instruction, research and publications.
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.
2015 IASWG Annual Symposium
Join us June 4th to June 7th, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
With its roots in the Settlement House movement, group work has proudly embraced the tradition of creating a space for all voices. Group workers today continue to advance this tradition. With a focus on mutual aid, empowerment, respect for diversity, equal participation, inclusion, and non-judgmental acceptance, group workers deter oppression by widening the circle to create a space for all voices. Co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work and North Carolina State University Department of Social Work. Explore More.
Group Work Camp
Join us July 30 to August 2, 2015 in Williams Bay, WI, USA
Group Work Camp is an opportunity for social work students and practitioners to glean knowledge from one another on the importance and efficacy of groups. Participants will be able to select beginning- or advanced-level workshops focused on experiential and interactive learning. Group work is not learned by reading or attending lectures, but rather by doing and reflecting. Group Work Camp is a unique and intergenerational opportunity to build networks, skill-swap and stimulate positive group work practice. Explore More.
Group Work Camp has become a regular event in the U.S., bringing together professional groupworkers, educators, and students to meet and share their ideas, skills, and experiences in group work. The first time the group work camp will take place in Europe will be in the small, cozy resort town of Birstonas on the banks of the Nemunas River. Facilitated by a skilled team of practitioners and educators from all over the world, a wide array of training, workshops, and activities are available for both beginning and experienced group workers. Join us at this unique event!
Registration is open now! The cost of the group work camp is 200 Euros, includes 4 days of lodging and meals. To register, email: email@example.com
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UPDATE: Carolina Inn has released additional rooms for the symposium. To book a room with the discounted IASWG rate, click here.
In addition, rooms are still available at the beautiful, newly built Hampton Inn which is a 20 minute walk from the School of Social Work. Free shuttle buses will be available! The Hampton rooms are all doubles at a rate of $129.00 per night (use code SWC to get this conference rate). To reserve your room, click here.
Dr. Barbara Muskat, IASWG board member, recognized as an inspirational leader in the social work community - optimistic, energetic and rigorous. She was one of two social workers in Ontario recognized by the Ontario Association of Social Workers as a recipient of the 2015 Inspirational Leaders Award. To read her nomination, click here.