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what is:

group dynamics?
underlying forces working to produce behavior patterns in groups
what is:

group content?
specific problems, topics, or conditions addressed by a group
what is:

group process?
interaction both
verbal
nonverbal
between & among group members
what is a group?
collection of people who come together in some way that makes them interdependent
what is diff b/t an open group and a closed group?
open group people can come and go. common in inpatient units and self help groups. closed groups have same number of members, not open to other members, found in outpatient settings and usually focus on psycotherapy.
what is the role of a group member?
keep stuff confidental
allow others to speak
consider the needs of each group member
provide other members w/ respect & attention
contribute to the group by sharing your opinions, experiences, and feelings when your comfortable to do so
what is the role of the group leader?
leader/facilitator invites or selects group members and identifies the purpose and goals of the group
what are the 3 phases of group work?
*orientation phase...get to know each other...set rules...build cohesion
*working phase...actively accomplish purposes of the group...keep group on task...support individual members accomplish the goals
*termination...prepare for seperation...help each other plan for the future
what are some benefits from group interventions?
to learn from others
observe others / role models
try out new ways of interaction
a place to belong
what are some benefits for the group leader?
to serve several clients at once,
provide additional social a dn supportive interactions to clients
can draw on strengths and ideas of group to get creative
again, what is group dynamics?
forces in the group that produce behavior patterns. includes both group content & group process.
what is group content?
problems
topics
conditions addressed by the group as a whole.
what is group process?
verbal & nonverbal interaction b/t group members
group memebers can take up roles! like a solver or controller or talker or silent one or ...
nay sayer or supporter or intimidator or devil's advocate
concerning therapy groups, there are psycoanalytic, existential, interpersonal groups. what is all this?
Psychoanalytic approach is for individual clients. will move to small groups later. over all goals are to learn from other members...find out he's not alone w/ something, etc
what is an interpersonal group?
group members examine thier interactions. the therorist's goal is to help client identifiy interpersonal difficuties and encourage more successful styles of relating w/ others
what is an existential group?
approach to therapy that emphasises a shift away from science to human experiences...think Freud.
group has roles that are supportive and roles that are not supportive. what am I getting at?
theraputic and non theraputic roles.
theraputic roles in a group include:
encourgaing
mediating
listening
intiating
releiving tension
seeking information
leading
giving information
clarifying
giving opinions...what are some non theraputic non productive, disrupting nonfunctional roles in group?
blocking
aggression
withdrawing
dominating
interuppting
the leader is responsible for ...
directing the group. leads group through varius activities to achieve the objectives. he must make sure all members participate to include bringing in quiet members and discouraging dominating ones.
what are some expectations of the time keeper?
monitor how long the group is taking to accomplish a task
give updates to help members know where they are
there is / are criteria for a small group discussion. what ?
comes prepared w/ objectives
info is complete and accurate
comes prepared to discuss
is a good listener
seeks and gives information
uses feedback, encourages
clarifies elaborates
adheres to the rules
as a group leader, does what?
keeps group on track
encourages equal participation
ensures everyone is following rules
summarize major points
adheres to group leader expections
what are a group members rules?
respect
participate
research the stuff
be a good listener
don't critize.
if a member disagrees, be what?
honest and objective
ask for clarification
be sure remarks are relevant
keep on task
be a team player
evaluate group process
what are some elements of professional communication
no jargoon
good body language
professional behavior
our looks
what we say
good grammer
what are the 2 types of groups?
theraputic and supportive
all groups go through 3 phases of a relationship:
orientation
working
termination
how are therapy groups conducted?
on the basis of identified theoretical frameworks
supportive groups are designed to ...
meet specific client needs
supportive groups are conducted within ...
framework of the nursing process
all groups go through 3 phases of a relationship:
orientation
working
termination
how are therapy groups conducted?
on the basis of identified theoretical frameworks
supportive groups are designed to ...
meet specific client needs
supportive groups are conducted within ...
framework of the nursing process