chapter  3
Groupwork in Britain
ByAllan Brown
Pages 14

The essence of groupwork is the benefit which can come from being together with several other people who share something in common with yourself. This shared experience may not necessarily be something that is causing concern, but in the social work context it usually is. There are many thousands of different kinds of organized groups, with much variation in aims and format, but what they nearly all have in common is interaction between people who are ‘in the same boat’.