D. Chapter 4
Instructions for “Type of Treatment Group”
1. Match the type of treatment group with the appropriate description.
Type of Group
1. Task groups
3. Treatment groups
4. Delegate councils
5. Support groups
6. Boards of directors
7. Educational groups
8. Growth groups
9. Administrative groups
10. Treatment conferences
12. Socialization groups
13. Social action groups
14. Therapy groups
15. Staff development groups
_____ A. include various clusters of supervisors and managers who may be organized to maintain and improve agency functioning; they include staff such as supervisors, directors, managers, and department heads.
_____ B. are groups of elected or appointed representatives from a series of agencies or units within a single agency who serve to achieve such goals as enhancing cooperation among professionals in different units or agencies, reviewing issues relevant to service provision, or pursuing social action goals (Toseland& Rivas, 2009).
_____ C. are those aimed at expanding self-awareness, increasing self potential, and maximizing optimal health and well-being.
_____ D. help individuals solve personal problems, change unwanted behaviors, cope with stress, and improve group members’ quality of life.
_____ E. provide information to participants.
_____ F. are groups of people authorized to formulate the organization’s mission, objectives, and policies in addition to overseeing the organization’s ongoing activities.
_____ G. apply the principles of group dynamics to solve problems, develop innovative ideas, formulate plans, and achieve goals.
_____ H. are groups of people “delegated to consider, investigate, take action on, or report on some matter” (Mish, 2008, p. 250).
_____ I. help participants improve interpersonal behavior, communication, and social skills so that they might better fit into their social environment.
_____ J. are groups who meet to establish, monitor, and coordinate service plans on the behalf of a client system.
_____ K. consist of participants who share common issues or problems and meet on an ongoing basis to cope with stress, give each other suggestions, provide encouragement, convey information, and furnish emotional support.
_____ L. are groups of two or more people gathered together to work collaboratively and interdependently with each other to pursue a designated purpose.
_____ M. are formed to engage in some planned change effort to shift power and resources in order to modify or improve aspects of their macro social or physical environment.
_____ N. establish goals to improve, update, and refine workers’ skills, the ultimate goal being to improve service to clients (Toseland& Rivas, 2009).
_____ O. help members with serious psychological and emotional problems change their behavior; they are led by an expert whose emphasis is placed on “remediation and rehabilitation” (Toseland& Rivas, 2009, p. 25).
2. After matching, answer and respond to the following:
a. What concepts in the definitions characterize each group and make that group unique?
b. What are the similarities and differences among the groups?
c. Describe an agency setting where each group might be appropriate. Give specific examples of the type of problems and clientele each group might include. (For example, a committee might be formed in a county social services agency to address how offices are spaced and allocated within the agency, or a therapy group for bulimics might be held at a community counseling center.)