chapter  8
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The foundations of creative groupwork

The practice of groupwork involves a dialectical and syncretizing process and the group worker if he is to, be in any way creative, is required to embrace and reconcile a number of contradictions and opposing truths. Indeed the power and efficacy of the medium is a function of the degree to which a worker can creatively transcend two apparent paradoxes. These paradoxes can be stated in the form of assertions which I believe represent four cornerstones of groupwork practice. • Groupwork is a rational activity. • Groupwork is an intuitive and spontaneous activity.