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Why is adequate training in group work essential?
To design and facilitate groups in a variety of settings, it is important to receive adequate training.
What leads to a group experience being more damaging than helpful?
A group hastily thrown togeher or led by someone without proper training has the effect of being more damaging than helpful.
What is the underlying assumption of the textbook authors with regard to individuals in a group?
That people strive for emotional and psychological health.
What goals must a group leader possess?
To structure and intervene within a group with the aim of assissting members to fully use the group to attain personal goals.
T F Group psychotherapy is sometimes more effective than individual therapy in treating a range of psychological problems.
T For some it is the treatment of choice.
T F Group treatments are more widely used today than they were in the past.
T The benefits of groups are increasingly being recognized in mental health settings.
Name four types of problems where Brief Group Therapy is the treatment of choice.
1. complicated grief
2. trauma reactions
3. adjustment problems
4. existential concerns
Why does group therapy appear to be more cost-effective than individual therapy?
It takes less therapist time.
What is the difference between groups designed to remediate specific problems and those which are formed to prevent problems?
An eating disorders group vs. a group for children of divorce. The first has a specific problem targeted.
What are the main benefits of group therapy?
efficacy, applicability and cost-effeciency
What are the main problems that bring people into groups?
Difficulties in forming or maintaining intimate relationships.
What in particular stands in the way of clients making change?
Clients often believe their problems are unique and that there are few options for making significant change.
What can groups be compared to?
A laboratory, a community
Differentiate between group process and techniques
Group process consists of all the elements basic to the unfolding of a group. Techniques refer to leader interventions designed to keep that group moving.
Group process or technique?

Leader remains silent.
Technique
Group process or technique?

A request of a member for the purpose of focusing on material, augmenting, or exaggerating effect.
Technique
Group process or technique?

Norms that govern a group.
Group Process
Group process or technique?

Forces that bring about healing.
Group Process
Group process or technique?

Level of Cohesion
Group Process
Group process or technique?

Intermember reactions
Group Process
Group process or technique?

Generating trust
Group Process
Group process or technique?

Suggesting a new behavior
Technique
Group process or technique?

Asking a member to role-play
Technique
Group process or technique?

Conducting initial interview
Technique
Name the three dimensions of human experience upon which the Coreys base their conceptual framework.
Thinking, feeling, and behaving
What is important to consider when developing you own integrative approach to counseling?
Your own personality as well as concepts and techniques that work best with a RANGE of clients.
What is technical eclecticism?
TE tends to focus on differences, includes aspects from many approaches and is a collection of techniques...combines techniques from different schools without the use of underlying theories
What is theoretical integration?
A conceptual or theoretical creation beyone a mere blending of techniques...the best of two or more theoretical approaches offers richer possibilities than a single theory.
Which domains correlate with what group members are thinking, feeling, and doing?
The cognitive, affective, and behavioral domains.
Define cognitive domain.
focuses on thinking or thought processess of group members.
Define affective domain.
focuses on the feelings of group members.
Define behavioral domain.
Focuses on how group members act and what they do.
What is necessary for movement in all three of these domains.
A committment on each member's part to practice new behaviors and follow through with a realistic plan for change with practical methods for carrying it out in everyday life.
Why is it not enough to acquire a thorough understanding of group theories and skill acquistion as well as supervision to practice effective leadership?
A leader must also be willing to take an honest look at his or her own life to determine if you are willing to do for yourself what you challenge another to do.