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The practice of social work with groups a systematic approach by Ken Heap

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Published by G. Allen & Unwin in London, Boston .
Written in English


  • Group relations training,
  • Relations humaines,
  • Formation,
  • Service social des groupes,
  • Social group work

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Edition Notes

StatementKen Heap
SeriesNational Institute social services library -- no. 49
LC ClassificationsHV45 .H4184 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 208 p. :
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24765430M
ISBN 100043620590, 0043620604
ISBN 109780043620595, 9780043620601
LC Control Number84009185

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