Welcome to IASGW!

Thank you for visiting us!  The Illinois Association for Specialists in Group Work (IASGW) welcomes any individuals who
  • are interested in and specialize in group work;
  • value the creation of community;
  • value service to our members;
  • value their clients, and the profession;
  • facilitate the growth and development of individuals and groups.

The purpose of IASGW is:

  • to establish standards for professional and ethical practice;
  • to support research and the dissemination of knowledge;
  • to provide professional leadership in the field of group work.

IASGW seeks

  • to extend counseling through the use of group process;
  • to provide a forum for examining innovative and for developing concepts in group work;
  • to foster diversity and dignity in groups;
  • to be models of effective group practice.

 IASGW values

  • service
  • leadership
  • community