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 International Association for Social Work with Groups, co-sponsored by the New York University Silver School of Social Work, invites group work students, practitioners, researchers, faculty, administrators, community workers and activists, and group workers from various professional disciplines, to submit presentation proposals. Proposals are welcomed in all areas of group work, especially related to group work practice with populations in a variety of settings, multicultural practice, group work in developing countries or underserved communities, community development, activist group work practice, group work research and training. Submit your presentation proposal now! To learn more click here.
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.
Submit your Symposium Presentation Proposal now! Click here to learn more.
Call for Papers: Groupwork in Practice - The new Groupwork in Practice section of Groupwork will provide an opportunity to publish papers that are more descriptive of groupwork in practice, learn more here.
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.
Social Inclusion and Social Justice Conference 2017 - Hosted by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, USA (April 7, 2017), is now seeking proposals and student poster proposals to promote the concept of social inclusion and social justice through the theme of gaining greater access to services and support for marginalized populations.
Free Access to newest Groupwork article! Click here to read, "Stories of change in a Québec group for men who have perpetrated violence against a partner," by current IASWG members.
Tee Tyler, Winner of the GADE 2016 Teaching in Social Work Award
Tee Tyler is an Assistant Professor at Texas Christian University. At the CSWE Conference in Atlanta, GA, USA, where many IASWG members did presentations for the CSWE Group Work Track overseen by IASWG members Carol Cohen and Alex Gitterman, we learned that IASWG member, Tee Tyler, was awarded the GADE 2016 Teaching Excellence Award. Tee's awarded work is a reflection of a teaching model he created for BSW group practice classes; he also presented this model at the CSWE 2016 Conference (Presentation Title: "Interpersonal Classroom Model: Using Qualtrics Surveys to Enhance Group Practice Education"). To read more about the award and Tee Tyler, please visit our members highlight webpage.