Group Dynamics And Progress
Read the following chapter in your Introduction to Group Work Practice textbook:
Chapter 6, “Planning the Group,” pages 160–195.
Group counseling with inmates: San Quentin prison [Video]. (2017). Microtraining Associates.
Follow these parameters to complete the assignment:
Short summary of the sessions.
Part 3: Group Dynamics.
Description of all four observation parameters, noting specific strengths and suggestions for improvement:
Facilitator ability to recognize group members’ verbal and non-verbal messages.
Facilitator ability to interpret group members’ meaning and motivation.
Facilitator ability to manage group members’ participation.
Facilitator recognition of the cultural roots of expected or accepted forms of communication in the group.
Part 4: Group Progress.
Description of all three observation parameters, noting specific strengths and suggestions for improvement:
Facilitator ability to manage sensitive self-disclosure to the group.
Facilitator management of issues of vertical versus horizontal disclosure.
Facilitator management of content versus process.
Explanation of overall facilitator strengths and suggestions.
Assessment of overall group progress from Part 1 to Part 4.
A good supervisor should be able to back up their observations and suggestions with a body of evidence; as such, you should support your analyses with citations from both peer-reviewed literature and your textbook.
Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting standards.
Number of resources: Minimum of five scholarly sources. All literature cited should be current, with publication dates within the past five years.