Division Leadership

The newest division of the Illinois Counseling Association and of the American Association for Specialists in Group Work is the Illinois Association for Specialist in Group Work .

The division is to made up of individuals

  • who are interested in and specialize in group work,
  • who value the creation of community;
  • who value service to our members,
  • who value their clients, and the profession; and
  • leadership as a process to facilitate the growth and development of individuals and groups.

The purpose of the Association shall be

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

In addition, the Association shall seek

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

IASGW Values

  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Community

IASGW's membership as of July 1, 2008 is 37


  • $12.00 for Professional Member
  • $6.00 for Student, Retired, or Library Member

Membership in the Illinois Counseling Association is required for membership in any of the divisions.












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