Socially Just Practice in Groups

Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Socially Just Practice in Groups, by Robert M. Ortega and Charles D. Garvin. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 

Socially Just Practice in Groups: A Social Work Perspective comprehensively covers all aspects of group practice in social work settings, integrating a unique social justice framework throughout. Drawing from their experience as group work practitioners, authors Robert Ortega and Charles D. Garvin walk readers through the basics of group practice, including getting started, doing group work, establishing the purpose, roles and tasks of the group, stages and phases of practice, and specific skills in assessment, monitoring, and evaluation. A social justice framework provides a fresh perspective during an era of widespread social change and provides social workers tools for effective group interventions. Chapters contain detailed case examples to illustrate concepts presented, as well as exercises to help students practice skills.


We gratefully acknowledge Robert M. Ortega and Charles D. Garvin for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Lynn D. Jackson of Texas Christian University and Stacy Gherardi of New Mexico State University for creating the ancillaries on this site.