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New Directions for Group Work - are you and your organisation up to it?

Andrew King

This paper explores the current context of group work in Australia along with the challenges and future directions. In it Mr Andrew King stresses the need for a pull perspoective on what  creates change . He challenges today's Group work perpective where the stress is on outcome rather than on process with an over emphasis on 'off-the-shelf-pakages'. Mr King in his presentations offers new prespectives and new dynakmics for change.


This segment was filmed at the 2009 Institute of Group Leaders Conference: "Moments of change in group work", Sydney, Australia.
For more information visit:
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Andrew King

Andrew King is a consultant trainer and program developer in group work, working with men and strengths based practice. He is the Deputy-Chairperson for the Institute of Group Leaders and a specialist trainer in group work and trains professionals throughout Australia and Canada in ‘working with men’. He is also an experienced practitioner and has published a range of professional articles.

Andrew’s work career has involved working with teenagers who have drug and alcohol problems, young people with a mental health issues, parenting education, coordinating a large fathers’ centre and managing training for professionals interested in group work or working with men.

Education:

Bachelor of Arts (Welfare Studies) 1983-1985 at Macarthur Institute of NSW (Milperra)

Master of Adult Education 2000-2002 at University of Technology, Sydney

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 -2011
 

PUBLISHED BOOKS AND CHAPTERS

King, A. & Sweeney, S. 2005. NEWPIN Fathers’ Program. Burnside, North Parramatta.

King, A. 2006. Effective Group Leadership. Burnside, North Parramatta. ISBN 1 920839 12 7

King, A. 2007. Creative Group Work. Department of Corrective Services, NSW.

King A. & Coleman, A. 2007. Hey Dad! For fathers who have a child with a disability. Burnside, North Parramatta.

King, A. & Huston, H. 2008. The Newpin Fathers’ Centre – A force for change a chapter in Newpin: Courage to change together. UnitingCare Burnside ISBN 978-1-920839-27-7

King, Fletcher, Anderson, Bhattacharjee, Sutton and Lenton. 2009. Introduction guide to working with men and family relationships. FaHCSIA. ISBN 978-1-921380-24-2

Various contributors. 2009. Father-inclusive practice guide. FaHCSIA. ISBN 978-1-921380-25-9

 

OTHER TRAINING ACTIVITIES

• Member of The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council Industry Representative Body for the establishment of a Cert IV and Diploma in Relationship Education

• 2007 Member of Inclusive Fathering Practice Guide Pilot – co-author and mentor

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

§ King, A. 2000. Working with fathers: The non-deficit perspective. Children Australia, Vol 25, No.3.

§ King, A. 2001. Engaging fathers in Group Work. ‘Developing Practice’ Winter 2001

§ King, A. 2002. Life after the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P). Professional Interchange, Vol 6, No. 1.

§ King, A. 2002. Overview of Fathers’ Support Service, Child Protection Clearinghouse

 

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