Group Dynamics

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In this essay I will be discussing the following group dynamics; developing a proposal, informed consent, involuntary membership, trust, and confronting. These dynamics include information on how to start a group, who the members may be, and what attitudes and actions a leader must practice while in a group.
Developing a Proposal
Your goals as a group leader are to find your clients, assess them, and ultimately help them with their problems. In order to accomplish this you must have good and strong proposal. It is the first step and it’s what will help launch the group off the ground. There are many questions to think about when forming your proposal. Here are some examples; * What type of group are you forming? * For whom is the group intended for? * Do you have the necessary skills needed to lead the group? * How will members be recruited and prepared for this group? * What topics will be explored?
Group leaders also need to explore the following areas needed to serve the group; * Rational * Objectives * Practical Considerations * Procedures * Evaluation Informed Consent
Informed consent is one of the very huge legal/ethical steps that must be taken before group counseling meetings can take place. Informed consent is a process of presenting basic information about group treatment to individuals to enable them to make rational decisions about whether to enter a group and how to participate, (Fallon 2006).
Here are some examples of what an informed consent form may contain; * Nature of treatment and possible alternatives * Potential risks and benefits of treatment * Therapist qualifications * Fee’s, Policies, and things regarding insurance * Nature and limitations of confidentiality
This form is extremely important. It does two things in my mind. It informs the client and gives the…...

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