Group Counseling Final

What is important when attempting to organize and begin a group in an agency setting?
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During a group's initial phase, how can members best build trust?revealing their lack of trustHow can appropriate self disclosure help a group?If you are genuinely willing to engage in appropriate self-disclosure, you will foster honesty and disclosure among the members. If you are truly able to accept others for who they are and avoid imposing your values on them, your members will learn valuable lessons about accepting people's rights to differ and to be themselves. In short, what you model through what you do in the group is one of the most powerful ways of teaching members how to relate to one another constructively and deeplyIf a group member is the "quiet" type and not usually talkative, how will she gain the most from her group experience?if she is not attacked for her silenceWhat effects in their personal lives can members initially expect after their experience in group?What should group members being encouraged to do after receiving painful feedback from other members?listen carefully to what they are being told, and decide for themselves whether what they have been told really applies to them.In what ways can group members be encouraged to get more out of their experience?What norms for group members are common to many groups?all of the above (expected to attend regularly and be on time, encouraged to be personal and share meaningful aspects of themselves, encouraged to give feedback to one another, encouraged to focus on and express feelings)What is the major task to be accomplished at the initial stages of a group's development?the development of trustWhat is true about conflict in groups?**the question will most likely be** Which of the following statements about conflict is false? Answer: It is to be avoided at all costs.During which phase are group leaders most often confronted personally and professionally?Leaders are more often confronted both personally and professionally during the transition stage.What are reasons for non-participating behavior by a group member?all of the above (fear of looking foolish, lack of trust in the group, uncertainty about how the group process works)How can the group leader help group members review concrete highlights of their experience?Which stage is characterized by dealing with conflict, defensiveness, and resistance?transitionWhich stage is most clearly associated with dealing with personal issues and translating insight into action both in the group and outside it?Which stage has the focus of applying what has been learned in the group and putting it to use in everyday life?finalWhat do most writers agree is the foundation of the group?trustWhich stage are cohesion and productivity most closely associated with?Working StageWhich state do conflict and struggle for control most likely to appear in?it is most common during the transitional stageWhat can resistance in a group be seen as?all of the above (fear of rejection, fear of self-disclosure, fear of emptiness)What is the process that occurs when the leader's own needs become so entangled in the therapeutic relationship that these needs obstruct or even destroyed the leader's objectivity known as?countertransference.What is important to remember about using techniques in a group setting?they should be grounded in some theoretical frameworkWhat are some of the advantages of focusing on here-and-now interactions within the group?all of the above (members will be able to see their interpersonal style as it unfolds in that context, conflicts within the group can be expressed and explored, nonverbalized thoughts and feelings can be detrimental to the group process)How can the leader promote a here-and-now focus early in the group?What steps can the leader take to become aware of possible counter transference as a group counselor?How can the leader use his/her reactions in a way that will facilitate, rather than obstruct group process?What aspects of the therapeutic group can be best applied to a group conducted in a church setting?