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Analyzing Group Techniques

Assignment: Analyzing Group Techniques

Group therapy can alleviate feelings of isolation and foster a supportive and collaborative environment for sharing difficult feelings in order to facilitate healing. For many people, being part of a group that has a shared understanding of a struggle provides a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of their own experiences.

As you examine one of the group therapy demonstrations from this week’s Learning Resources, consider the role and efficacy of the leader and the reasons that specific therapeutic techniques were selected.

To prepare:

  • Select one of the group therapy video demonstrations from this week’s required media Learning Resources. LiNK attached below

The Assignment

In a 3- to 4-page paper, identify the video you selected and address the following:

  • What group therapy techniques were demonstrated? How well do you believe these techniques were demonstrated?
  • What evidence from the literature supports the techniques demonstrated?
  • What did you notice that the therapist did well?
  • Explain something that you would have handled differently.
  • What is an insight that you gained from watching the therapist handle the group therapy?
  • Now imagine you are leading your own group session. How would you go about handling a difficult situation with a disruptive group member? How would you elicit participation in your group? What would you anticipate finding in the different phases of group therapy? What do you see as the benefits and challenges of group therapy?
  • Support your reasoning with at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources, and explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly. Attach the PDFs of your sources.

Link to the video for the assignment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Dzus8WGqA

RUBRIC

Develop a 3- to 4-page paper considering the role and efficacy of the leader of a group therapy demonstration. Be sure to address the following:

  • Describe the group therapy techniques that were demonstrated and evaluate how well they were demonstrated. Include evidence from the literature that supports the use of the demonstrated techniques
  • Identify what the therapist did well.
  • Explain something that you would have handled differently.
  • Identify an insight that you gained from watching the therapist handle the group therapy.

Imagine that you are leading your own group session.

  • Describe how would you go about handling a difficult group member.
  • Explain how you would elicit participation in your group.
  • Describe what you would anticipate finding in different phases of the group therapy.
  • Explain the benefits and challenges of group therapy.

Support your reasoning with at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources and explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly. Attach the PDFs of your sources.

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate the continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.

A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction are provided which delineates all required criteria.

Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation

Last Updated on June 16, 2022

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