Founded in 1979, the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) 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.
Local chapter events and annual symposia are characterized by warmth and inclusion. Opportunities exist for members to network, collaborate, and share their interests and expertise. This informal network of collaboration is an invaluable resource to the group work community.
IASWG key achievements have included:
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IASWG commissioned projects have included:
Register now for the 2017 IASWG NYC Symposium.
Submit your Symposium Poster Presentation Proposal by March 15th. Click here to learn more.
Coming in July! Group Work Camp in Wisconsin, USA.
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.