Welcome to IASGW

The Illinois Association for Specialists in Group Work

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." -- Helen Keller

IASGW values

Service | Leadership | Community

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We welcome those 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.

Our purpose is to

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

We seek to

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

"Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." -- Mattie Stepanek