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.

Camp d'expérimentation sur le travail social de groupe

14h00, 7 juillet 2017 à 18h30, 9 juillet 2017
Travailleurs sociaux de groupe actifs et solidaires

Le chapitre francophone de l'IASWG est heureux de vous inviter à un camp d'expérimentation sur le travail social de groupe. Venez vivre le groupe avec d'autres travailleurs sociaux pour apprendre le groupe et développer des compétences. Objectifs:

  • Vivre une formation expérientielle en travail de groupe.
  • Partager des connaissances, des compétences et des expériences en travail social de groupe.
  • Créer et élargir un réseau de contacts provenant de la francophonie.

Visitez notre site Web pour en savoir plus: https://sites.grenadine.uqam.ca/sites/iaswgfrancophone/fr/camp


Group Work Camp in Wisconsin, USA

Group Work Camp is an initiative of the International Association for Social Work with Groups. This unique event offers an opportunity for professionals, educators, and students to engage in experiential group work training–while at the same time “getting away from it all” in an informal and relaxed lakefront setting. Facilitated by a skilled team of practitioners and educators, a wide array of training, workshops, and activities are available for both beginning and experienced group workers. Shippensburg University, a CSWE accredited Social Work Program, has generously offered to sponsor up to 22 Continuing Education Credits for this program.  Please check with your state for your own individual licensing requirements. Come and join us for this unforgettable experience! Learn more 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.

It is not difficult to see why many people feel alienated; they themselves are disrespected and disempowered by increasing inequality, job insecurity and a sense that the important decisions are no longer within their influence.

We need to find ways to become inclusive, to celebrate our differences and to generate a powerful sense of togetherness. There has never been a more urgent time to bring communities together towards a mutual understanding and a respect, not just for humanity, but for the planet as a whole.

Social groupwork can create security where there is uncertainty, a feeling of belonging where there is alienation, and a vehicle for positive communal action where there is a sense of helplessness. It has been used to unite and give voice to people in the aftermath of conditions that seemed beyond repair. Through social groupwork, nations, communities and individuals can repair. This is the hopeful message that IASWG and its members offer to the world.

IASWG stands against oppression and disenfranchisement. As social groupworkers, we stand for and advocate for creating spaces for respectful dialogue to expand our worldviews and perspectives in community with each other.

Contact us. Let us know how you are using group work to repair the world. Ask us how we can help you in this process.

It’s time for group work.



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.

  • Make connections with fellow group work practitioners, professors, authors, and scholars locally and internationally
  • Share your ideas and successes in group work so that others can learn from you and vice versa
  • Access online resources for teaching group work classes, for addressing group work practice dilemmas, and for students preparing for professional presentations or professional work
  • Attend international symposia and local conferences at a reduced rate
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